NewsBusters Podcast: Fact-Checking the Fact Checkers with Matt Palumbo

September 20th, 2023 10:24 PM

Matt Palumbo, author of a new book titled Fact Checking the Fact Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry, joined us to discuss the 2024 presidential campaign and how Big Tech uses the fact checkers to crush conservative communication.

PolitiFact Freaks Out at Claims of Candace Owens Joining 'The View'

September 18th, 2023 12:36 PM

PolitiFact could hire a full-time fact checker just to monitor The View for incredibly inaccurate and silly liberal comments. But they're all liberals, so they won't. Instead, they posted a September 14 fact check of a satirical site that imagined the uproar if black conservative Candace Owens was invited to join the cast. That's about as likely as Joy Behar becoming a Bible-thumper…


Dale Repeatedly Falsely Claims 'No Public Evidence' Biden Is Corrupt

September 14th, 2023 3:30 PM

CNN’s top fact-checker Daniel Dale co-authored a Wednesday article entitled “Fact-checking McCarthy’s claims while launching Biden impeachment inquiry,” which also earned him an appearance on that afternoon’s CNN News Central. Naturally, Dale’s fact-checking was short on facts and heavy on trying to explain why the controversies surrounding President Biden are not as bad as McCarthy…

Fact-Checkers Falsely State Florida Didn't Ban CRT, Again

August 24th, 2023 10:03 AM

The assortment of online fact-checkers really did not appreciate Republican presidential candidates criticizing Democrats’ extreme abortion policies during their Wednesday debate, but abortion wasn’t the only topic they incorrectly condemned the candidates on. The same cabal of self-appointed guardians of the truth also declared Critical Race Theory to be a made up issue that Republicans,…

'Fact Checkers' WRONGLY Claim Democrats Aren't Extremely Pro-Abortion

August 24th, 2023 8:34 AM

A big moment in the debate discussion on Twitter on Wednesday night was MSNBC host Jen Psaki claiming "No one supports abortion up until birth." That's simply, obviously false if you listen to Democrat politicians or read the 2020 Democrat platform. But "independent fact checkers" rushed to defend the extremist Democrats once again.

PolitiFact Rushes To Biden's Defense On The Chinese Spy Balloon

August 23rd, 2023 11:30 AM

As Republicans prepare for their first primary debate, PolitiFact’s Amy Sherman came running to the defense of President Biden and his China policy on Tuesday, rating former Vice President Mike Pence “mostly false” for claiming Biden sent Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to “kowtow” before Beijing after the spy balloon incident.

PolitiFact Celebrates Birthday By Hyping Devotion To Left-Wing Causes

August 22nd, 2023 12:40 PM

PolitiFact celebrated its 16th birthday on Tuesday and while some may mark the occasion by remembering about that one time they defended President Obama by citing an arms control treaty that went defunct in 1936, author Katie Sanders celebrated by highlighting the website’s devotion to left-wing causes.

Snopes Rushes to Defend Biden, KJP From Fake News on Maui Visit

August 17th, 2023 10:34 AM

The "independent fact-checkers" have a knee-jerk pattern of rushing to the defense of Team Biden. They're not always wrong about the facts. But their selection bias is obvious.

PolitiFact Rates DeSantis 'Mostly False' For True Statement About CRT

August 15th, 2023 10:25 AM

Florida Governor and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis recently declared that “we’ve eliminated Critical Race Theory in our K through 12 schools.” It was a rather simple statement, but was true, but yet, PolitiFact's Samantha Putterman still rated it “mostly false” on Monday.


Glenn Kessler 'Updates' -- Not Corrects -- FALSE Biden 'Fact Check'

August 10th, 2023 7:24 AM

At Real Clear Investigations, Paul Sperry exposed Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler as a partisan who's attempting to wriggle out of getting the Hunter Biden laptop story abysmally wrong at a crucial point in the 2020 election.

OOPS: 'Fact Checker' Accidentally Admits Leftists Want Porn In Schools

August 6th, 2023 4:01 PM

Ohioans are set to go to the polls to vote on State Issue 1 which would make it harder to change the state constitution. The ballot referendum has made national headlines in recent weeks due to the leftist media's rage over the ballot question that, if passed, would require 60 percent to agree to amend the constitution and therefore make codifying the left's radical cultural rot more difficult…

NBC Hypes Garbage ‘Study’ Claiming Conservatives Read More Fake News

July 31st, 2023 10:11 AM

According to NBC News, a “landmark study” by 27 “academic researchers” has concluded that conservatives in America are far more likely than their left-wing counterparts to consume news from untrustworthy sources. We’re all supposed to take this immensely seriously, but even a cursory look at the study reveals a host of embarrassing problems with the methodology.

PolitiFact Defends 'Chestfeeding' For Transgender 'Dads'

July 29th, 2023 12:27 PM

Grace Abels, “a staff writer focused on LGBTQ issues,” for PolitiFact came out with an explainer piece on Friday that sought to defend the practice of “chestfeeding” for “people who identify as men or as nonbinary.” Seriously, this is a fact-checking outlet.

PolitiFact Defends Harris On Florida's 'Offensive' History Standards

July 25th, 2023 12:00 PM

PolitiFact waded into the controversy surrounding Florida’s new history standards by rating Vice President Kamala Harris “mostly true” for her statement that the state is teaching “enslaved people benefited from slavery.” To reach such a conclusion the trio of Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Louis Jacobson, and Amy Sherman had to tie themselves into a giant pretzel by simply downplaying evidence…