NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Sister Toldjah on Fractured Fact Checks, CNN
In the latest NewsBusters Podcast, Sister Toldjah of RedState talks about how the "fact checkers" have grown suddenly lazy under Joe Biden, and how angry CNN media writer Oliver Darcy blocked her on Twitter over Tucker Carlson.
STUDY: PolitiFact's 8 Times as Likely to Defend Biden Than Check Him
Our new study finds that four years ago, PolitiFact offered 52 fact checks with a “Truth-O-Meter” ruling of Donald Trump in his first 100 days, while in the same period this year, PolitiFact offered just 13 fact checks of President Biden. On its website, PolitiFact splits its Biden verdicts into “Facts Checks Of Biden” and “Fact Checks About Biden.” Our review of the first 100 days…
CBS Lauds ‘Progressive’ Biden’s ‘Bold’ Speech of ‘Simplicity’
Though not as over-the-top as NBC following President Biden’s Wednesday night address to Congress, CBS made sure viewers knew they were thoroughly behind his speech, calling it a speech consisting of “a broad, bold new plan” for America built on “bipartisan appeal,” lowering “the temperature,” and “simplicity” even though it was “very progressive.”
WashPost Fact Checker Tags Tim Scott with Exaggerating Family History
On Thursday, Republicans announced that Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina would offer the GOP response to President Biden’s address to Congress. By Friday morning, The Washington Post “Fact Checker” jumped into investigating Senator Scott’s story about his grandfather. Conservative Twitter had a field day with this
Bias on Display: AP Defends Democrat’s H.R. 1 Against Concerns
Facebook’s fact-checkers are covering for the left’s huge election power grab in H.R. 1. A far left AP fact-checker spent 850 words trying, and failing, to debunk a graphic about the bill. AP News fact-checked a graphic from the Media Research Center on Facebook and claimed it was “missing context.” In reality, the AP fact-checker, far-left reporter Terrence Fraser, just didn’t like the…
PolitiFact Asks Us to Back Up Our Chart; When We Did, Nothing Happened
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.
Reuters 'Fact Check' Rushes to Defend Democrat H.R. 1 Voting Bill
Just like PolitiFact and other “fact check” outfits, the Reuters Fact Check team tried to take apart conservative arguments against H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People Act.” A Facebook post by Freedom Works made claims Reuters insisted were “partly false” – by finding liberal professors to quibble the fine points. Facebook posted "Missing Context" over the post.
WashPost 'Fact Checker' Threw FOUR Pinocchios at Biden's Georgia Lies
Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler surprised readers on Thursday by throwing "Four Pinocchios" at President Biden over his claims that Georgia's Republicans would "end voting at five o'clock when working people are just getting off work."
PolitiFact POUNCED on TV Talk Fighting Back on Water Bottles at Polls
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."
Beware Journalists Using 'Fact Checkers' to Slam New GOP Ads on HR1
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'
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.
Snopes: Maybe Biden Didn't 'Literally' Forget Defense Secretary's Name
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 Picks on Franklin Graham Letter on So-Called 'Equality Act'
Citing the usual (liberal) curiosity of their readers, Dan McGuill of Snopes picked on a recent Franklin Graham letter on the so-called "Equality Act" and how it infringes on the independence of churches, now defined as "public accommodations" like a restaurant or hotel.
'Science'? PolitiFact Denies the FACT That We're Born Boys or Girls
You can tell a "fact checker" is marching to the drumbeat of the libertine left when they labor to deny the biological fact that the overwhelming majority of humans are born as either boys or girls. On Thursday, PolitiFact took sides in the hallway Twitter battle between freshmen congresswomen Marie Newman and Marjorie Taylor Greene. "We checked, and the science is clear: Gender…