and why you shouldn’t care.
So Politifact, which is in the business of writing reactionary responses to claims made by candidates and other public figures, decided to delve into an issue that didn’t need delving. Kasim Reed used to not be publicly in favor of marriage equality – and now he is. The guys at politifact spent all weekend figuring out how to turn their Truth-O-Meter from this into this and they couldn’t wait to try it out. So they decided to trot it out on Kasim Reed. Not so recently, the Mayor made a statement indicating his views of marriage equality had changed gradually and he was now supportive of the cause. However, the boys at Politifact think this is a nefarious, flip flopping fact bender that requires their full attention. So three months later they produce this.
They know nobody clicks on their links if they say something is true, so they have to create falsity nearly every time. Like this one, where Roy Barnes, clearly joking, suggested stripping the Gold Dome of Gold to pay for more teachers. That got him a So it’s silly and childish and though Politifact has an excellent premise, it has devolved into churlishness. I suppose it is a flip flopper, too.
But for some reason Kasim Reed and his Internet FightBack take it super seriously when they should just ignore it. They filled twitter this morning, drawing attention to something nobody would otherwise read. May I humbly suggest they flip flop on that strategy and just let it all fade away.