As a reliable fact-checking service — one of only two — Politifact has utterly crashed and burned. Their latest trespass involves a quote by Marco Rubio claiming that a majority of Americans are conservative. Not true. At all. So what did Politifact say about it? Here’s Rachel Maddow with the kicker:
Yep. Mostly true, they said, even though their very own evidence debunked Rubio’s claim.
Rachel is absolutely right. They’re a disaster.
I’ve mentioned this before but it bears repeating: I still believe a notable percentage of Americans are afraid to identify as liberal since the word has become so demonized over the years — especially the last 10 years. Also, if you look at issue polling, you’ll notice that Americans are more liberal on most of them.