Meet The Former Politifact Fact Checker Who Quit Over Left-Wing Bias: ‘Wanted Me To Help Them Nail Republicans’

Meet The Former Politifact Fact Checker Who Quit Over Left-Wing Bias: ‘Wanted Me To Help Them Nail Republicans’


An economist who formerly worked with the fact-checking site PolitiFact as one of the website’s go-to sources for fact finding says he quit over the company’s Left-wing bias.

Brian Riedl, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, told The Daily Wire that he worked with PolitiFact over a decade ago when the fact checking site had first launched. Riedl said PolitiFact journalists consulted him on dozens of articles and ratings before he stopped working with the fact-checking site over its bias.

“Conservatives have a right to be suspicious of PolitiFact because their reporters openly shared their biases with their sources,” Riedl told The Daily Wire. “They would start with a rating and then ask their sources for ammunition to justify a preset rating. It was brazen.”

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