Bernie Sanders: "We win when voter turnout is high, we lose when it is low."There are plenty of reasons why this was evaluated as half-true. This statement in itself is almost impossible to determine. Bernie supporters are large in number, but he lacks support in the electoral college. Voter turnout cannot really help Bernie now, nor is our election process set up to allow the outsider in. Bernie and Trump are not traditional candidates, but Trump has an advantage because the GOP seems to be void of electable candidates. Hillary on the other hand is a career politician who rarely strays from the Democrat's platform which means that she is going to get votes simply because she is an "ideal" candidate.
I really liked how that article had those meters that went from "true" to "false" and everywhere in between. It was very rare for any of those statement to be true, which is really sad in my opinion. Politicians rarely speak the truth, or the whole truth. This just shows how powerful words can be and what a politician says and how they say it can make or break their campaign.
This is all very depressing. It would have been interesting to see what dropped out candidates truth meter would have said. I wonder if there is a positive relationship between lying and winning? The more you tell the truth the higher chance you will not win.
These are always kind of funny/depressing to read. It borders on ridiculous that candidates are allowed to basically lie to everyone in America on national tv. The sad thing is, most people probably don't take the time to read through the fact checks after the debates, so they're stuck believing the lies.
This is such a bi-partisan issue. While is seems that the democrats are truthful more than the republicans, candidates from both parties have stretched the truth in their statements. I would be interested to see the fact checks of previous elections. Has the censoring of journalists and their reluctancy to call out politicians on their lies contributed to this dilemma?