On Fox News on Saturday, Mike Huckabee said:
“More white people have been shot by police officers this past year than minorities.”The Washington Post leaped on that statement.
It cannot be true, right?
Alas, the Posties discovered it is true. Fact-checker Michelle Ye Hee Lee wrote:
Huckabee appears to have cited the Post’s findings that of the 990 people shot in 2015, 948 people were male, 494 were white and 258 were black. So using raw numbers, Huckabee’s claim is accurate.But she gave him two Pinocchios anyway because he's a Republican.
Seriously, Jeff Bezos should check the water because this is insane.
Or maybe they always have been insane because on November 23, 2014, Rudy Giuliani said on "Meet the Press":
“Ninety-three percent of blacks in America are killed by other blacks. We’re talking about the exception here.”The same Postie checked it out and reported:
Giuliani responded by citing a statistic from a 2010 Bureau of Justice Statistics report which did, indeed, conclude that 93 percent of black homicide victims from 1980 through 2008 were killed by black offenders.Nevertheless, she gave him Two Pinocchios.
It is not about fact-checking. It is about trying to discredit Republicans. Small wonder the Washington Post is considered a Democratic Party organ.
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