Tuesday, November 24, 2015

83% of Ben Carson's Statements are false... or worse!

Politifact, the non-partisan fact-checking service, has rated 23 of Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson's statements for accuracy.

Found at politifact.com

It found only one of those 23 statements to be "mostly true", 3 to be only "half true" and the other 19 to be either mostly false, false, or "pants on fire". 

Not only that, but the only "mostly true" statement involves Carson's assertion that he was offered a "full scholarship" to West Point, the veracity of which was discussed ad nauseum in hundreds of articles a few weeks back, including my article HERE at Both Parties are NOT the Same.  Politifact, however, looks at whether or not West Point offers "full scholarships", not whether or not Carson in particular was offered admission or a scholarship to West Point. So even his most truthful statement invites skepticism.

His Pants-a-fire ratings:

Politifact believes that Carson's most egregious lies include a comment on vaccines, claiming that doctors don't agree on a vaccine schedule and "have cut back on vaccines", his claim that "every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected federal government experience" (despite the fact that the Declaration was draft and signed by the first elected federal government in this country), and his claim that Vladimir Putin, the head of the Palestinian government, Mahmoud Abbas, and Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, all knew each other at a school in the Soviet Union in 1968.

Those and more can be found here at Politifact.

But Republicans as a whole are not known for honesty by the Politifact fact-checkers, so Carson should fit right in.  And I'm not going to get into Trump.  74% of his comments are false .. or worse.

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