And many, in the past, were able to get away with it. It’s getting tougher now due to an increase in fact checking.
Bachmann was a fact-checker’s dream because she was prominent, she got lots of attention, and she didn’t mind throwing out easily disprovable statistics. …
Gov. Scott Walker is a leading candidate, right now, for the title of the candidate who lies most.
“More than eight in ten Americans (84%) say they have a favorable view of fact-checking …”
A second study found that fact-checking stories increased by 300 percent in the four years between the 2008 presidential election year and 2012. …
factcheck.org – Fact-Checking Is More Popular than Politicians
Here are three of the best sites:
FactCheck.org is my favourite.