A reader of PolitiFact.com laments:
Just perusing the first three pages of ‘Statements we say are Pants on Fire!’ and of the 60 or so items rated, only four are liberal/progressive/Democrat, remainder are conservative/Republican statements. The disparity is eye-opening.
Gee, wonder why that is. The reader assumes that this is evidence that PolitiFact is horribly biased. The thought that Republicans and right-wing pundits simply lie a lot, and cavalierly, never seems to have occurred to him or her.
This isn’t to say that Democrats and liberals never play hard and fast with the facts; it’s just that when they do, it’s not quite so blatant as what the GOP and right wing have done. You’ll have to look a while before you’ll find a prominent Democratic whopper on the scale and absurdity of, say, “death panels.”
Which is to say, just because both parties are guilty doesn’t mean they’re equally guilty, no matter what the David Broders of the world might like to think.
UPDATE: Bonus flame bait: Since 1939, the number of private-sector jobs has grown roughly three times faster under Democratic presidents than under Republican presidents.