NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Sister Toldjah on Fractured Fact Checks, Angry CNN Blockers

May 5th, 2021 7:50 PM

In the latest NewsBusters Podcast, we begin with a new memo issued to the newsroom employees of The Washington Post telling them they could go to celebrations for Gay Pride and "Juneteenth" as "non-political events," but they can't go to actual protests and hold up signs. This sounds reasonable, but if the Post is this concerned about the appearance of taking one side, why aren’t they doing that in the actual stories in the newspaper?

Stacey Matthews, who writes as Sister Toldjah at RedState and Legal Insurrection, talks about how the "fact checkers" have grown suddenly lazy under Joe Biden, and how angry CNN media writer Oliver Darcy blocked her on Twitter last year over Tucker Carlson.

Check out her article CNN's Daniel Dale Sounds the Final Death Knell for Fact-Checking. She notes Dale tweeted "This president says some inaccurate stuff. Not ideal. But there’s no pretending that this era is remotely similar to the last president’s staggering daily avalanche of extreme wrongness."

In the article attached to the tweet, Dale doesn’t use the word “lie” in it once, although “lacking content” was mentioned once,” “misleading” was used twice, with “inaccurate” getting three mentions. The operative term to describe Biden’s lies was “false claims.”

We also discuss how these "fact checkers" find nothing incorrect in Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams and others claiming GOP voting-integrity bills are "Jim Crow on steroids," or "Jim Crow in the 21st century."

Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you listen to podcasts.