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.

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  the vaunted anonymous whistleblower…
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 2,000 dead babies.  Snopes called this "…
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" notice? Most of them…

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 baby had no chance of survival....so toss away! 
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

FACTS or FLACKS? Snopes Claims Joe Biden's Medal Mangle Is 'Not False'

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The partisan elasticity of the "independent fact-checkers" will be tested by Joe Biden in this presidential campaign. The Washington Post brutally critiqued Biden's moving story of a story not wanting a medal as recounted at a Hanover, New Hampshire campaign stop. "In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and…
Tim Graham
September 1st, 2019 8:45 PM

PolitiFact Slams Associating Biden with 'KKK Leader' Robert Byrd

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Twitchy editor Greg Pollowitz noted on Saturday that PolitiFact is so senstive about Joe Biden that it gave a "Mostly False" rating to a Facebook post showing a photo of Biden holding hands with former Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd: "PolitiFact has done it again, this time ruling that a 100% real photo of Joe Biden with former KKK leader Robert Byrd is mostly false because the caption…
Tim Graham
August 31st, 2019 11:06 AM

PolitiFact Punts on Wild Ferguson 'Murder' Talk by Harris and Warren

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On Tuesday, we noted PolitiFact linked to The Washington Post and FactCheck.org declaring Senators Kamala Harris and Elizabeth were factually wrong to claim Michael Brown was "murdered" by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri five years ago. On Wednesday, PolitiFact's Louis Jacobson took on the fact-check....and then proclaimed they would NOT put this lie on their "Truth-O-Meter."
Tim Graham
August 14th, 2019 9:36 PM

WashPost, FactCheck.org Call Out Harris, Warren on Ferguson 'Murder'

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We wouldn't normally evaluate a "fact check" when it lines up with all the available facts. But it can be noteworthy when Democrats are tagged as "Four Pinocchios" False. Both the Washington Post Fact Checker and FactCheck.org flagged Senators and presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for incorrectly claiming Michael Brown was "murdered" in Ferguson, Missouri by police…
Tim Graham
August 13th, 2019 4:30 PM

PolitiFact Rules Trump Ad 'Mostly False' on Health Care for Illegals

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On August 1, PolitiFact took meticulous exception to a new Trump ad that shows NBC debate moderator Savannah Guthrie asking ten Democrat presidential candidates in June "Raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants." The announcer said "These Democrats support giving illegal immigrants free health care at our expense." PolitiFact proclaimed this was "…
Tim Graham
August 5th, 2019 8:55 PM

Snopes Tags Bad White-Voter Poll for AOC, Omar as 'Mostly False'

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The liberal "fact checking" website Snopes.com is presently engaged in a frenzy of defense of "The Squad," especially Rep. Ilhan Omar. This one was especially interesting:  "Are U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and AOC Polling at 8 Percent, 21 Percent Respectively?" Snopes declared this was "Mostly False," complaining "We know of no credible polls" that would find such a thing. 
Tim Graham
July 28th, 2019 7:23 AM

Snopes Bumbles Again with the Babylon Bee, and the Stinger Is Sharp

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The astringently humorless "fact check" squad at Snopes.com just keeps ripping the Babylon Bee website, painting their satire as "misinformation." This time, Ellie Gardey at the Daily Caller forced Snopes to revise their "fact check" and add actual facts. 
Tim Graham
July 26th, 2019 4:15 PM

WashPost Fact Checkers Pick Entirely on GOP in Mueller-Hearing Check

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The Washington Post Fact Checker team promises "We will strive to be dispassionate and non-partisan, drawing attention to inaccurate statements on both left and right. But we also fact check what matters -- and what matters are people in power." Eyeroll, please! On Thursday, Glenn Kessler and Salvador Rizzo posted an article titled "Fact-checking lawmakers’ claims during the Mueller hearings."…
Tim Graham
July 25th, 2019 10:15 PM

PolitiFact: AOC Wasn't 'Crying Over a Parking Lot,' It Was a Road!

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PolitiFact underlined its hypersensitivity to attacks on liberals on Monday by declaring a "Viral Image" of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be "FALSE." They protested PJ Media writer Jim Treacher having fun with staged photos under the headline "AOC Weeps Over Empty Parking Lot." She was weeping for immigrants, not parking! PolitiFact ruled the humor was "FALSE."
Tim Graham
July 23rd, 2019 7:57 AM