Donald Trump Promised the Truth. We Checked the Facts. – The New York Times

” • “Nearly four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58 percent of African-American youth are not employed.”Fact Check: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate of African Americans ages 16-19 in June was 31.2 percent (among whites of the same age, it was 14.1 percent).

_____• “Household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000.”Fact Check: This is mostly true. Median household income in 2000 was $57,724; in 2014, which has the most recent available data, it was $53,657.

_____• “Our manufacturing trade deficit has reached an all-time high – nearly $800 billion in a single year.”Fact Check: The goods deficit — more imported goods, less exported goods — was $763 billion last year. But that includes agricultural products and raw materials like coal. Moreover, the total trade deficit last year was only $500 billion because the U.S. runs a trade surplus in services.”

Source: Donald Trump Promised the Truth. We Checked the Facts. – The New York Times

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Inside the Meters: Who is PolitiFact? Who pays for Politifact? | PolitiFact

“Inside the Meter
Who is PolitiFact?
Who pays for Politifact? By Angie Drobnic Holan on Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 01:42 p.m.Updated Monday April 18, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.

“As we’ve gained new readers over the years, every now and then we get emails that ask, “Who’s paying for this website? Who’s putting out this information?”The short answer: PolitiFact is a project of the Tampa Bay Times and its partner news organizations to help you find the truth in American politics. (See more about our mission on the “About Us” page.) The Times is the biggest newspaper in Florida, so the advertisers and subscribers help foot the bills for PolitiFact.

Yeah, yeah, you say. But who owns the Times ?The answer to that question is a little long, but interesting.Back in the 1970s, the Times was owned by Nelson Poynter, whose father Paul Poynter had bought the paper in 1912. (It was then called the St. Petersburg Times; the name changed to the Tampa Bay Times in 2012.)Nelson Poynter had a passion for journalism, especially for independent journalism. As he thought about the future of his newspaper, he knew that he wanted to keep it independent and vigorous, even after his own death. So he created a plan to leave his newspaper, not to his family, but to a nonprofit school for journalism he created for the purpose.”I haven’t met my great-grandchildren. I might not like them,” Poynter said.”

Source: Inside the Meters: Who is PolitiFact? Who pays for Politifact? | PolitiFact

In RNC speech, Chris Christie says Clinton called Assad a ‘reformer,’ a ‘different kind of leader’ | PolitiFact

“The second night of the Republican National Convention turned into the court of political opinion when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took the stage.Christie reached back into his days as a federal prosecutor to do something the Justice Department said it would not do: prosecute Hillary Clinton for her performance as secretary of state.

Christie pulled out criticisms of example after example — the end of the Cuban embargo, the Iran nuclear negotiations, her support for ousting fallen Libya dictator Muammar Gaddafi — before asking the crowd to shout its “guilty” or “not guilty” verdict.One of his charges included an oft-referenced comment she made about President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.”

In Syria, imagine this, imagine this. (Clinton) called President Assad a ‘reformer.’ She called Assad a ‘different kind of leader,’ ” Christie said. “There’s now 400,000 now dead — think about that. Four hundred thousand dead at the hands of a man that Hillary defended.” ”

Source: In RNC speech, Chris Christie says Clinton called Assad a ‘reformer,’ a ‘different kind of leader’ | PolitiFact

I think Politifact did a good job of reporting what Hillary Clinton said. It boggles my mind that they give Christie a Half True. In my view, he gets a resounding Not True. Scumbag misrepresentation.
makes me wonder, who owns Politifact?