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Rachel Maddow’s Facts About Fox News On Letterman Might Not Be So Factual After All

Last December, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow visited David Letterman to discuss, among other things, Fox News – what would a pundit have to discuss, after all, if not a rival news network?

When asked by Letterman about network bias, Maddow responded that “I of course think [MSNBC] is much more true than Fox is true,” pointing out that Fox News had reported, multiple times, that “the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama.”

A bold claim. So bold, in fact, that it prompted PolitiFact – “a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in politics” – to investigate her claim. After combing through transcripts from the network, it found that, rather than make the sweeping statement that the Party “elected” Obama, Fox News instead reported on “the legal side of the story and whether other media outlets were derelict in not giving it enough attention.”

h/t Business Insider

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