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Rick Santorum's Truthiness Score

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  • Created by: Kevin Holst
  • Last ran: almost 2 years ago.
  • Auto-run in: almost 2 years.
  • Created on: 22 Feb 2012

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This is a score of Rick Santorum's truthiness (thanks for creating that word Colbert) based on ratings of his comments by Politifact.com

The score is a weighted average based on the following point scheme:

  • True = +2
  • Mostly True = +1
  • Half True = 0
  • Mostly False = -1
  • False = -2
  • Pants on Fire = -3

http://www.politifact.com/personalities/rick-santorum/

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02 Feb 2013 08:15:29 NaN
01 Feb 2013 08:15:30 [-0.263803680981595]
31 Jan 2013 08:15:30 [-0.263803680981595]
30 Jan 2013 08:15:29 [-0.263803680981595]
29 Jan 2013 08:15:28 [-0.263803680981595]
url = 'http://www.politifact.com/personalities/rick-santorum/';
vals = urlfilter(url, 'byruling/true/">True',12); % this gets 2 numbers for each ruling
score = (2*vals(1)+vals(3)-vals(7)-2*vals(9)-3*vals(11))/(sum(vals)/2);

updatetrend(score);
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