PolitiFact Tags It FALSE That Biden/Harris 'Distrusted COVID Vaccines'

July 26th, 2021 2:27 PM

PolitiFact’s aggressive defense of Biden and Harris popped up again on Friday. They tagged it as “False” for a Tik-Tok video that “Says Joe Biden and Kamala Harris distrusted COVID-19 vaccines.” The quotes in the video are all accurate, but they caused Facebook to flag the video as “Missing Context.” As in – the editing is too negative for their liking.

Column: Republicans Did Not Defund the Police

July 14th, 2021 6:01 AM

Here’s an easy test to see whether fact-checking websites can make any claim to be “independent” and nonpartisan in tone. Biden staffers claimed Republicans “defunded the police.” That’s a bald-faced lie.

PolitiFact Cries FALSE on Biden Backing Subsidized Late-Term Abortions

July 1st, 2021 7:12 AM

PolitiFact has a partisan tendency to come running to Biden's defense, and  liberal tendency to "fact check" arguments about Democrats backing abortion in the third trimester. This happened again on Wednesday to Derrick Van Orden, a Republican congressional candidate in Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district who narrowly lost in 2020. PolitiFact cries "Mostly False" over a tweet that says…

Did Politifact Cave to VA Dems After McAuliffe Piece? [UPDATED]

June 30th, 2021 12:28 AM

On Tuesday, we saw yet another example of the buddy-buddy relationship between the liberal media and those they want to help work to elect. A day after Virginia’s Politifact published a takedown of a misleading ad from former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s campaign against Republican Glenn Youngkin, the outlet retracted it Tuesday under the auspices of “a substantial omission.”

Column: PolitiFact Isn't Partisan? Pants on Fire!

June 9th, 2021 9:00 AM

At their recent “United Facts of America Festival,” PolitiFact interviewed Sen. Mark Warner (D.-Va). Their executive director Aaron Sharockman began with some light humor, telling Warner he was one of the more accurate members of Congress. Sharockman complimented Warner for having zero "Pants on Fire" rated claims.

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Explainer: How Fact Checkers Abuse Their Role To Boost Democrat Causes

May 25th, 2021 8:01 AM

Fact checkers are just as susceptible to bias and narrative-pushing as any other class of journalist. Despite this, major media organizations treat them as a source of reliably unbiased information — as do social media companies like FaceBook and Twitter, who have granted them the power to flag and remove anything they deem “misinformation.”

PolitiFact Quietly Retracts 'Pants on Fire' It Gave Tucker Carlson

May 20th, 2021 11:06 PM

Andrew Kerr at the Daily Caller reported that PolitiFact posted an Editor's Note on May 17 quietly retracting a "Pants On Fire" it gave to Tucker Carlson last September for a supposedly "debunked conspiracy theory" about the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. PolitiFact's animus against Carlson is obvious: It's…

Column: Fact Checkers Embrace the Jim Crow Smear

May 5th, 2021 6:08 AM

Liberal journalists love to align themselves with “facts and truth” and have singled out their liberal “fact checker” websites as heroes, like they are somehow the Environmental Protection Agency of political rhetoric. In reality, liberals take conservative accusations extremely literally, while the vilest liberal accusations get a free pass. President Biden can denounce GOP voter-integrity…

PolitiFact Asks Us to Back Up Our Chart; When We Did, Nothing Happened

April 21st, 2021 3:57 PM

PolitiFact is well known for hammering conservatives far harder than liberals. We have offered a series of studies showing the tilt of their "Truth-O-Meter." What happens when they attempt to flag a conservative group for falsehood...and then walk away? Let us speak from some of our own recent experience.

PolitiFact Boasts 'Fact-Checking Festival' Starring...Brian Stelter!?

April 3rd, 2021 7:45 AM

Is PolitiFact proving how objective they are by holding a “fact-checking festival” from May 10 to 13 starring CNN’s Brian Stelter? No, they’re further proving they are part of the loud warp and woof of the liberal media. They're also interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Mark Warner, and Steven Hassan, who claims in all seriousness that Trump backers are a "cult."

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PolitiFact POUNCED on TV Talk Fighting Back on Water Bottles at Polls

March 30th, 2021 11:09 AM

PolitiFact “pounced” on former McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes for his defense of the new Georgia election-integrity law on Fox News Sunday. They've been very aggressive in defending the left's "voting rights" talking points and attacking "restrictive" Republican proposals, and they ruled Holmes was "Mostly False."

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Beware Journalists Using 'Fact Checkers' to Slam New GOP Ads on HR1

March 27th, 2021 7:22 AM

The Democrat-favoring "fact checker" websites are hard at work spinning for H.R. 1, the shameless attempt to federalize elections under the banner of "voting rights." Alayna Treene of the Washington-insider website Axios reported the National Republican Senatorial Committee will launch a "seven-figure ad campaign...targeting Democrats' effort to expand voting."

PolitiFact Checks Nutty Video Saying Biden's 'Not a Human Being'

March 23rd, 2021 5:00 PM

Just how stupid does PolitiFact think Americans are? Why do they “fact check” ridiculous videos few would believe about Joe Biden? They had to rush in and say it's "Pants On Fire" to suggest Joe Biden isn't a human being. 

PolitiFact Hammers Mike Pence on Voting Bill, VP Harris Gets Free Pass

March 8th, 2021 4:03 PM

The liberals at PolitiFact haven’t issued a “Truth-O-Meter” rating on Kamala Harris since last September, but they’re hammering the last vice president, Mike Pence, for his claims at the Daily Signal about the voting provisions…