Looks like the clowns at Politifact are following DougJ’s advice and just going full wingnut:
Politifact—the self-anointed fact checkers—grade this statement from the President speech tonight as “half-true:”
“In the last 22 months, businesses have created more than three million jobs. Last year, they created the most jobs since 2005.”
This is not half true or two-thirds true. It is just true.
So why, I ask you, why do they go where they go? Because of this:
In his remarks, Obama described the damage to the economy, including losing millions of jobs “before our policies were in full effect.” Then he describe [sic!] the subsequent job increases, essentially taking credit for the job growth. But labor economists tell us that no mayor or governor or president deserves all the claim or all the credit for changes in employment.
Really? That’s it? That makes the fact not a fact? I’ve seen some very useful work by these folks, but between this and this, Politifact just can’t be trusted. Full stop.
Three million jobs were created, but according to the “fact-checkers,” they don’t exist because… Well, I have no idea.
Straight up pathetic. Those jobs were created, they were created under Obama’s time in office. It’s that simple. It’s 100% true. Nothing about the statement that three million jobs being created in 22 months is inaccurate- he never even claimed he created them.
Just fucking worthless.
*** Update ***
From the comments:
Christ, he didn’t even say he created 3 million jobs. He said “businesses” have.
Tom Brady: The Patriots won last week to go to the Super Bowl.
Politifact: Half-true. Tom Brady shouldn’t get all the credit for the Patriots win.
They are just clowns. They aren’t concerned with facts at all- they are concerned with their own relevance and status as fact-checkers.