More and more, major news outlets are relying on “fact checkers” to, allegedly, ensure that the news is factual, sources are reliable, and statements are accurate.

In theory, this is admirable. In practice, it has proven to be simply another opportunity for the media to push their leftist agenda.

Fact checking groups — such as PolitiFact — routinely cast judgments while failing to disclose their own left-wing bias. Their allies in the media try to cast these groups as neutral third parties when, in fact, they are card-carrying members of the liberal echo chamber.

It’s no wonder that the public has so little faith in the fact-checkers. A 2016 Rasmussen poll found that an astonishing 62% of American voters think the fact-check-ers are biased.

The Media Research Center is flipping the script on these faux-fact-checkers. It’s time to turn the tables and give the public the real facts.

In Its War on Satire Sites, Snopes Comes to Defense of...Rush Limbaugh

The Real Deal The Real Deal
The leftist "fact checkers" at Snopes have routinely gone after the Babylon Bee for writing satires that less intelligent Americans might mistake as real, such as....CNN buying a huge washing machine to wash its news. But at least it's spreading its battle on satire sites in defense of both sides. Two recent "fact checks" defended ... Rush Limbaugh.
Tim Graham
February 12th, 2020 2:13 PM

PolitiFact's Amazingly Selective Schumer Fact-Checking on Impeachment

Half Baked Half Baked
Criticizing the so-called "independent fact-checkers" isn't just about whether their fact checking is accurate. It's about which "facts" they choose to evaluate, and which politicians they choose to evaluate and how often. For example, in 2017 and 2018, PolitiFact performed 297 "fact checks" on President Trump, and just nine on Sen. Charles Schumer. They…
Tim Graham
January 29th, 2020 1:43 PM

PolitiFact: Nikki Haley's 'Pants on Fire' That Dems Mourned Soleimani

Half Baked Half Baked
One of the routine ways the "independent fact checkers" demonstrate a liberal bias is by leaping to attack conservatives for making a rhetorical flourish on cable news. On Tuesday, PolitiFact threw a Pants On Fire" verdict at former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley for saying no government is protesting the killing of Iranian teerrorist mastermind Qasem Soleimani, only Democrats are…
Tim Graham
January 12th, 2020 8:45 AM

Fact Check?? WashPost Defends Ocasio-Cortez on 'Partisan Impeachment'

Deeply Distorted Deeply Distorted
Meg Kelly of the Washington Post "Fact Checker" squad came running to defend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from ten seconds of a negative ad. The conservative American Action Network begins with a clip of AOC saying "This is about preventing a potentially disastrous outcome from occurring next year." Then a female announcer adds: "Now, it’s crystal clear their partisan…
Tim Graham
November 30th, 2019 6:38 AM

PolitiFact Backs Elizabeth Warren's Single-Payer Socialist Math

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One of the maddening acts of so-called "fact checking" is the arrogant attempt to predict future outcomes at election time. It should seem obvious this is beyond the territory of "facts." Now PolitiFact has slapped a "True" label on Elizabeth Warren's cost estimates for her socialist "Medicare for All" plan....even as it appends an "If true…
Tim Graham
November 18th, 2019 6:56 AM

'Mostly False'? PolitiFact Tags Haley Tying Abortion to Green New Deal

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Ashe Schow at the Daily Wire points out that PolitiFact tagged former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley as "Mostly False" for claiming in an e-mail for her new group Stand For America that candidates who are supporting the Green New Deal are "promoting abortion in third world countries to control the population!" 
Tim Graham
November 4th, 2019 3:51 PM

PolitiFact: Trump's a 'Pants on Fire' Liar to Say Impeachment's a Coup

Deeply Distorted Deeply Distorted
On Friday, PolitiFact ruled President Trump uncorked a "Pants on Fire" lie when he described the impeachment attempt as a "coup," despite the obvious point that impeachment is designed to remove a president from his office. Since impeachment is constitutional, Trump can't say it.
Tim Graham
October 26th, 2019 11:36 PM

Heritage Says CNN 'Fact Check' Ignored the Obama Facts They Provided

Half Baked Half Baked
At the Daily Signal, John Cooper of the Heritage Foundation warned he had an unhappy experience with the "fact checking" unit at CNN. They reached out to Heritage for analysis of President Trump's recent comments about the American military's munitions stockpile when he took office. "CNN completely omitted the wealth of data provided by a Heritage Foundation defense analyst…
Tim Graham
October 19th, 2019 6:32 AM

PolitiFact Shamed! Their Anti-Trump Tweet's CORRECTED by WashPost

Deeply Distorted Deeply Distorted
Bonchie at RedState.com points out that PolitiFact is mangling its Truth-o-Meter again to attack Donald Trump and defend Barack Obama.
Tim Graham
October 10th, 2019 2:37 PM

WashPost 'Fact Checker' Tags Schiff with 4 Pinocchios on Whistleblower

The Real Deal The Real Deal
On Thursday, we noted the "fact checkers" weren't exactly hounding liberal Rep. Adam Schiff for his false statements about the impeachment attempt and the whistleblower. On Friday, Washington Post "fact checker" Glenn Kessler tagged Schiff with his worst rating -- the "Four Pinocchios" -- after The New York Times reported he and his staff were in contact with…
Tim Graham
October 5th, 2019 6:39 PM

Snopes Tries to Claim Bozell & Graham Abortion Column 'Mostly False'

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Someone doesn't like our "Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers" project. On Thursday, Snopes.com published an article headlined "Did Mainstream Media Outlets ‘Refuse’ to Cover Abortion Doctor Ulrich Klopfer?" They were questioning a Bozell and Graham column, which asserted that the networks failed to report on Dr. Klopfer's Illinois garage full of more than 2,…
Tim Graham
October 4th, 2019 8:46 AM

Most 'Fact Checkers' Act Shifty with Schiff's Lying About Ukraine-Gate

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Congressman Adam Schiff was caught in a lie by The New York Times on Wednesday, although they didn’t make that point. The newspaper reported the whistleblower contacted Schiff’s committee and discussed his complaint in vague terms, and those terms were passed along to Schiff. He told MSNBC "we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower." Will the "fact checkers…
Tim Graham
October 3rd, 2019 9:03 AM

Snopes Spins Away from the Facts: Born-Alive Baby Thrown in the Trash

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Alexandra DeSanctis of National Review pointed out the silliness of what they call a "Fact Check" these days. On Monday, Snopes.com asked the question "Was a Baby Born Alive at 23 Weeks ‘Thrown in the Trash’?" The factual answer is "Yes." But Snopes had to define it down to a "Mixture" of truth and falsehood....because facts can be spun! The…
Tim Graham
October 1st, 2019 1:13 PM

Snopes Leaps to Defend AOC From Spin on Words She Actually Said

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The "fact checkers" at Snopes.com are fervent and incessant defenders of "The Squad," especially Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. On September 13, Bethania Palma tagged several pro-Trump tweets as "FALSE" based on something AOC said on tape....five months ago
Tim Graham
September 16th, 2019 5:13 PM