Fact-Checking Website Hires, Fires Dem Ideologue on Same Day

PolitiFact announced Thursday that former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson (D.) would be joining its team as a “reader advocate,” but after backlash stemming from Grayson’s scandal-ridden past, the fact-checking website quickly canceled its agreement.

PolitiFact initially announced it hired the two former congressmen, Republican David Jolly and Democrat Grayson, as part of a pilot program to run through the end of April.

After quick backlash, Politifact announced in a press release that it had sought a Democrat and Republican to “try to improve the trust and credibility in fact-checking and PolitiFact.” However, the organization said it had “became clear” Grayson did not meet that “threshold for many,” and it decided to end the agreement.

PolitiFact Executive director Aaron Sharockman originally wrote Grayson was “particularly qualified” to critique the work at PolitiFact.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon.

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