The "fact checkers" at Snopes.com are running to the defense of liberal Democrats again in a July 10 post on Rep. Frederica Wilson in an article headlined "Did Rep. Frederica Wilson Advocate Prosecuting People Who ‘Make Fun’ of Congress?" The answer is yes. But David Mikkelsen at Snopes insisted "context is key," that conservative media outlets like the Washington Times and the Daily Wire skipped over how Wilson was responding to rude Facebook memes.
The Washington Post “Fact Checker” squad threw a “Four Pinocchios” flag at a Democrat....so he probably said something liberals don't like. In fact, back-bench presidential candidate John Delaney hyperbolically stated in the first presidential debate that if a “Medicare For All” single-payer health-care system were installed and hospitals were paid at current Medicare rates, “to some extent, we’re supporting a bill that will have every hospital closing.” One can see how a “fact checker” would dislike such an overstated prediction of doom. (Now try checking ““The world is gonna end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change.”)
The Pew Research Center reported Thursday on its latest poll, which found Republicans don't trust the "independent fact checking" groups. They described it this way: "As fact-checking organizations are increasingly being tapped to fight against misinformation, Republicans appear to have serious concerns about the fairness of these groups. Democrats, on the other hand, mostly think they are fair to all sides." Seventy percent of Republicans said fact-checkers tend to favor one side, compared with 29 percent of Democrats.
Liberals right now are incredibly angry that the American people aren't all buying copies of the Mueller Report and lining up to impeach and remove President Trump, so it's only natural that PolitiFact would pander to its liberal base by starting a Mueller Report Book Club.
PolitiFact has gone many months in between making judgments on Barack Obama comments. It must have made their liberal bones ache to give him a "Mostly False" for shamelssly un-factual comments he made about America in Brazil, like this: "Anybody can buy any weapon, any time without much, if any, regulation. They buy it over the internet. They can buy machine guns."
After months of hard work, Media Research Center founder and president Brent Bozell and director of media analysis Tim Graham have a new book out Tuesday titled Unmasked: Big Media's War Against Trump. Bozell and Graham bring all the MRC's research to bear on how the "objective press" used every tool in its toolbox to keep Donald Trump from becoming the President of the United States -- or remaining in that job.
The liberals at PolitiFact are so touchy about President Trump mocking Democrats that they slap a "Mostly False" on things that just make them angry. Take this statement: "Don't forget Biden deserted you. He's not from Pennsylvania. I guess he was born here, but he left you, folks." PolitiFact admits Biden hasn't lived in Scranton since 1953...that's 66 years ago. But it's "false" because you can't "desert" a state when your family moves to another state when you're in grade school. Biden could have returned to Pennsylvania to live, but never did.
On Monday, CNN's John King provided a fact-check of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's fact-mangling comments about Palestinians and the "safe haven" they allegedly gave Jews after the Holocaust. Guess who didn't provide a fact check? The "independent fact checkers." Just as they all stayed conveniently quiet on Stacey Abrams bizarrely claiming she won the governor's race in Georgia, there were no Tlaib fact checks on PolitiFact, Snopes, FactCheck.com, or The Washington Post Fact Checker. No one would venture to explain how she's wrong, or try to claim she spoke truth.
The "fact checkers" at Associated Press were the latest to fulminate against President Trump mocking Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam about executing babies born alive after an abortion attempt. The tweet was mockable: "The reality behind President Trump's false accusation that abortion doctors execute babies." Apparently, abortion doctors just kill....germs? Cellular clumps?
Snopes.com doubled down on two of their regular themes on Thursday: defending Rep. Ilhan Omar and attacking the Christian satire site The Babylon Bee. Snopes insisted no one would be able to figure out Omar didn't say "If Israel is so innocent, they why do they inisist on being Jews?"
Sometimes, the fact checkers pick the wrong fact to check. See Snopes.com on Joe Biden. Their latest Biden article explored whether Biden actually said he had "no empathy" for the young generations. Snopes was aiming low by fact-checking a tweet by a left-winger's account that had 958 followers. "IbrahimAS97" described himself as "a person within whom a profound hatred of centrist democrats resides."
Can you say "coup" nowadays? It was fun to recall this week that liberal TV news stars like Dan Rather described the impeachment trial of President Clinton that "this is in fact a kind of effort at a quote, ‘coup’?" Some liberals like Whoopi Goldberg on The View are using it right now for Bill Barr: "When the top law man in the country can't give you a straight answer, it makes me uncomfortable. It feels coup-y. Like, it's like a coup of some sort." But when Donald Trump uses this rhetoric, PolitiFact ranks it as "Pants On Fire."