“In 2007, with polls showing that only 22 percent of the American people trusted newspapers to tell the truth, and newspaper readership plummeting nationwide, the Tampa Bay Times doubled down on journalists’ already high self-confidence by forming the PolitiFact project, which markets itself as providing the final word on truth in politics.

Except, as the other 78 percent of the American people in 2007 might have expected, that is not what PolitiFact does.  Not on gun issues, at least.”