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.

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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.”

Snopes: Maybe Biden Didn't 'Literally' Forget Defense Secretary's Name

March 11th, 2021 9:04 PM

Snopes.com has a habit of running to Biden's defense, even when the "facts" aren't exactly making Biden look good. Take Biden clearly bumbling and not being able to recall the name of his own Defense Secretary. Snopes somehow suggested this was in some sort of doubt under the headline "Did Biden Forget Defense Secretary Austin’s Name?" 

Snopes Snuggles Biden: 'True' His Dog Gets an 'Indoguration' Party!

January 9th, 2021 12:58 PM

The incoming extra-plush treatment of Joe Biden by the “independent fact checkers” might be signaled by this Friday fact check at Snopes.com: "Will Biden’s Dog Get an ‘Indoguration’ Party? Major Biden’s former shelter is celebrating the "first dog" with a virtual party." Fact check: True! 

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Snopes Cries 'Mostly False' for Attack on Cuomo's Vaccine 'Bad News'

November 19th, 2020 7:21 AM

On Tuesday, the “fact checkers” at Snopes ardently defended Gov. Andrew Cuomo by attacking an accurate tweet as "Mostly False." The headline was: "Did Gov. Cuomo Say It Was ‘Bad News’ Pfizer Vaccine Progress Came Under Trump?" The correct answer is Yes.

Twitter Moments Lunges with Fact Checkers to Spin for Dems 'Under God'

August 23rd, 2020 4:41 PM

Twitter Moments is as biased in curating the campaign as the “independent fact checkers.” It would figure that the Democratic convention would cause them all to fact check…..the Republicans, not the Democrats. Promoted at the top of the Moments this morning was this gem: "The DNC did not remove the phrase 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance, Snopes and PolitiFact confirm."

Facebook Censors Mark Dice’s Meme Mocking Kamala Harris

August 21st, 2020 3:24 PM

Big Tech has allowed open season on President Donald Trump for years, but cracks down quickly on criticism of the Democratic presidential ticket. Conservative media analyst and author Mark Dice announced that “Facebook censored a viral meme I posted last week about Joe Biden and Kamala Harris” in a Facebook post yesterday.

Snopes Labors to Avoid the Word 'Terrorist' for Convicted Bomb-Carrier

July 21st, 2020 10:39 PM

Snopes.com felt compelled to fact check the question "Did a 'convicted terrorist' sit on the board of a BLM funding body?" The answer is yes, Susan Rosenberg, convicted of being caught with 740 pounds of explosives and an Uzi, is on the board of a Black Lives Matter funder. But Snopes says the word "terrorist" is not well-defined.

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Snopes Oddly Rules 'MIXTURE' on Trump Saying Coronavirus Was a 'Hoax'

March 4th, 2020 2:47 PM
President Trump never called the coronavirus a "hoax." He said trying to turn the coronavirus into the latest version of That Thing That Ruins Trump was a "hoax," like Russian collusion or Ukrainian election interference. But for some reason, Snopes.com admitted he never said the virus was a hoax, but rated his comments a "Mixture" of true and false. That's just…
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WashPost, Snopes Tag Biden for Fake Story About Arrest in South Africa

February 26th, 2020 3:30 PM
This week, the "fact checkers" at both The Washington Post and Snopes.com have thrown the penalty flag at Joe Biden for his repeated claim that he was imprisoned in South Africa in the 1970s while trying to visit Nelson Mandela at the Robben Island prison. Sadly, the networks didn't seem to notice this historical gaffe before the South Carolina debate.

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

February 12th, 2020 2:13 PM
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.
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Sarah Silverman: You Must Read New York Times, PolitiFact, and Snopes

February 11th, 2020 10:06 PM
On Monday, Sarah D. at Twitchy pointed out that Bernie Sanders-endorsing activist/comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted over the weekend that people should be reading newspapers. “Not websites. Not cable news. NOT a twitter feed or FB feed (I understand this irony).” She insisted “We must all be detectives to find the truth. Politifact and [S]nopes are helpful.” When the…

Snopes Demands White House Explain Trump's Funny Babylon Bee Retweet

December 13th, 2019 6:21 AM
The "fact-checking" site Snopes.com had one of its regular freak-outs over stupid Americans mistaking satirical websites for actual news, especially the right-leaning Babylon Bee. They actually contacted the White House to express concern that President Trump's Twitter account was spreading fake news (instead of jokes). Sadly, there was a Democrat running against Trump that was dumb…

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

October 4th, 2019 8:46 AM
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,…