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PolitiFact Bungles 'Mostly False' Claim on CRT, Refuses to Budge

January 28th, 2022 5:28 PM

On January 24, PolitiFact wrote a “fact check” throwing a “Mostly False” rating at Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears for an TV interview with Fox News on Martin Luther King Day claiming the school system in Loudoun County, Virginia spent $300,000 on critical race theory. When faced with the facts, PolitiFact wouldn't budget. She was still "Mostly False." No, they were. 

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STUDY: PolitiFact's Much More Likely to Defend Biden Than Check Him

January 27th, 2022 10:00 AM

 PolitiFact begs for donations by proclaiming "Our only agenda is to publish the truth so you can be an informed participant in democracy." But this "independent fact-checker" routinely betrays a tilt by coming out more aggressively to “correct” attacks on Democrats. In Biden's first year, MRC analysts found Biden was fact-checked 40 times, while Biden critics…

'DISINFO' WARS: The Censorious Hispanic Caucus Now Leaning On Big Tech

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January 21st, 2022 6:37 PM

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus is nothing if not ambitious. First, they came for a Miami AM radio station whose content they didn’t like. Now, they are trying to haul Big Tech CEOs before Congress in order to whip them into fighting Spanish-language “disinformation” online and on social media.

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CNN 'Fact Checker' Daniel Dale Is Obviously Soft on Biden

January 18th, 2022 5:22 PM

In his newsletter on Monday night, former CNN producer Steve Krakauer criticized the obvious tilt of fact-checkers. For example, "CNN's Daniel Dale, who made a career out of fact-checking President Trump, hasn't turned his sights onto President Biden in more than six weeks."

Column: No Fact-Checking for Biden's Atlanta Smears

January 14th, 2022 6:28 AM

One of the most frustrating things about “fact checkers” is how they leap on conservative rhetoric against Democrats as “false” or “missing context,” but let Democrats say the wildest, nastiest things about conservatives, and they get a pass. For example, PolitiFact pounced on Sen. David Perdue of Georgia as a “Pants On Fire” liar for calling his opponent Jon Ossoff a “socialist.” But…

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Guess Who Snopes Tagged 'Mostly False' When Kamala Linked 1/6 and 9/11

January 8th, 2022 2:29 PM

Vice President Kamala Harris began her speech marking the one-year anniversary of the January 6 riot by comparing it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. I joked the "independent fact-checkers are taking the day off." They didn't. Snopes declared conservative radio host Todd Starnes "Mostly False," not Kamala Harris. 

WashPost 'Fact Checker' Rushes to Defend Tax Avoidance by the Bidens

December 14th, 2021 6:54 AM

In Sunday's Washington Post, "fact checker" Glenn Kessler took up Joe and Jill Biden's tax avoidance during the Trump years by channeling funds through an "S corporation." There were no "Pinocchios" awarded. It simply seemed like Kessler wanted to establish that the Bidens were totally okay to use tax loopholes that President Obama tried to close.

Fact Butlers: Townhall Nails PolitiFact for Aping Biden Rapid Response

December 13th, 2021 7:18 AM

Over and over again, we find "independent fact checkers" come rushing to President Biden's defense when he says something that sounds wacky. Spencer Brown at Townhall complained Friday that PolitiFact closely followed Team Biden in crying "missing context" on Biden saying they would make sure Americans are "paying their fair share for gas." What does that mean? 

Fact Checkers Go Limp on Cori Bush's Wild Tale About Being Shot At

November 22nd, 2021 4:32 PM

On November 15, Rep. Cori Bush (radical D-Mo.) tweeted that “When we marched in Ferguson, white supremacists would hide behind a hill near where Michael Brown Jr. was murdered and shoot at us.” Where were the “Fact Checkers”? FactCheck.Org? No. The Washington Post? No. PolitiFact ignored it, although they posted two “False” ratings on Kevin McCarthy on November 19.

WashPost 'Fact Checker' DRAGGED Into '4 Pinocchios' for Liar McAuliffe

October 28th, 2021 1:54 PM

Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler had to be dragged, sort of kicking and screaming, to give Terry McAuliffe “4 Pinocchios” for dramatically exaggerating COVID among children in Virginia. Kessler let McAuliffe publicists talk him out of a check three times before he felt like he was suckered. 

Where's CNN 'Fact Checker' Daniel Dale? Why's He Missing Under Biden?

October 5th, 2021 11:19 AM

Andrew Stiles at the Washington Free Beacon noticed that CNN "fact checker" Daniel Dale hasn't tweeted anything since September 17, when he tweeted "I'm gone for a while goodbye everybody." Stiles joked this was a metaphor for his work post-Trump: 

'Fact Checkers' Take the Week Off on 'Whips' Used by the Border Patrol

September 25th, 2021 7:16 AM

Joe Wulfsohn at Fox News reported the "fact check" squads of the liberal media did not correct the Democrat/media claims that there were whips used by the Border Patrol against illegal Haitian immigrants at the southern borders. "None of the fact-checkers at The Washington Post, CNN, NBC News, The Associated Press, USA Today and Snopes addressed the 'whipping' claims, according to their…

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Column: Twitter and the 'Fact Checkers' Line Up for Biden

September 22nd, 2021 6:00 AM

Twitter makes it easy to realize that the purpose of “fact-checkers” is most commonly rushing to defend Joe Biden from misinterpretation...and mockery. On September 20, Twitter warned “A video of President Biden discussing hurricane preparedness has been edited out of context, according to fact-checkers.”

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WashPost, CNN 'Fact Checkers' RAGE at GOP for Noting WH Cut Video Feed

September 16th, 2021 6:49 AM

Sister Toldjah at RedState reported that those “independent fact checkers” at CNN and The Washington Post rushed to Biden’s defense again on Tuesday. They were upset that Republicans pounced on Team Biden for cutting off the president’s White House video feed in mid-question on Monday in Idaho. Neither guardian of facts noticed Biden unloaded a whopper about "my first job offer"…