If you need any evidence of what hacks run Politifact, they were looking for people to “improve trust and credibility in fact checking,” and one of the people they brought on board to help do so was… Alan Grayson… who was then fired before the ink dried on his employment contract:
PolitiFact announced it hired former politician Alan Grayson to critique its work in an effort to improve trust and credibility on Thursday… but that decision lasted about three seconds.
“It has become clear our choice of Alan Grayson did not meet that threshold to many,” PolitiFact executive director Aaron Sharockman tweeted on Thursday after the initial tweet that he was hired received an onslaught of criticism from respected media members.
Shorter Politifact: “Oh, he’s THAT Alan Grayson?”
We sought out a Democrat and Republican to critique our work in order to try to improve the trust and credibility in fact-checking and PolitiFact. It has become clear our choice of Alan Grayson did not meet that threshold to many. pic.twitter.com/uJuoHhiObI
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) February 1, 2018
Grayson’s probably best known to many for his “fact check” when he was in Congress of saying the GOP’s health care plan was for people to “die quickly” if they get sick.
Now Politifact will have to replace Grayson to help keep them on the path to truth. Harry Reid’s available so maybe that’s their next option.