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PolitiFact Boss Pushes Cuomo's Nursing Home Lies, 'Really Complicated'

February 21st, 2021 1:26 PM

On Sunday, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” proved once again to be a hotbed of misinformation as PolitiFact editor-in-chief Angie Drobnic Holan worked to prop up Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lies about nursing home deaths. Suggesting the situation was “really complicated” and there were no “clear-cut answers,” she pushed his false claim that COVID patients brought back to…

PolitiFact, AP, WashPost Leap to Defend AOC; CNN Alone Tries Balance

February 6th, 2021 7:30 AM

Snopes went first among liberal "fact checkers" in defending Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez against conservative critics of her Instagram Live testimony about the trauma of the Capitol riot, but other aggressive defenders followed, at AP and PolitiFact and The Washington Post. Only CNN decided to flag AOC for saying some unproven things. 

Ted Cruz DRILLS WashPost 'Fact Checker' on Lost Keystone Pipeline Jobs

January 28th, 2021 10:29 AM

Amanda Prestigiacomo at the Daily Wire pointed out the incredible elasticity of "fact checking" in a "Two Pinocchios" slam on Senator Ted Cruz from Salvador Rizzo of the Washington Post "Fact Checker" squad.

Column: Susan Rice and the Fact-Checker Farce

January 27th, 2021 6:00 AM

Seeing Susan Rice at the White House podium in 2021, a friend of mine suggested Rice has never been “fact-checked.” Well, that can’t be, I thought. Then I went to the PolitiFact website, which strangely had a Susan Rice page....but not a single “fact check” of Rice, even though PolitiFact was founded in 2007 and Rice worked for Obama from 2009 to 2017.

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WashPost 'Fact Checker' Admits They Won't Count Biden's False Claims

January 23rd, 2021 9:17 PM

Glenn Kessler and his Washington Post “Fact Checker” squad celebrated their end-of-term count of President Trump’s “false and misleading statements” – 30,573. Shelby Talcott of the Daily Caller put the Post on the record explaining what he all could expect: there will be no False & Misleading Claims count for President Biden. Kessler touted Biden would be like Obama, easily…

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! 

Facebook Fact-Checker Won’t Acknowledge Possible Origins for COVID

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January 5th, 2021 11:19 AM

Once again, one of Facebook’s fact-checkers has failed to acknowledge the facts — this time surrounding the origins of COVID-19. Now, even a leftist source has begun to concede that COVID-19 may have originated in a lab in Wuhan, China. Contributor to New York Magazine’s “Intelligencer” Nicholson Baker questioned whether the virus was released either on accident or on purpose.…

Reuters Fact-Checker Has Not Updated Election Misinfo Claim

TechWatch
December 22nd, 2020 11:42 AM

So-called “fact”-checking websites often jump at any chance they get to attempt to prove President Donald Trump wrong. But they aren’t so eager to fact-check themselves.

Reuters fact-checked a Nov. 19 tweet from President Donald Trump but has not corrected, or even addressed, the inaccuracies in its own article.

Facebook Fact-Check Gatekeeper Was Partisan Clinton Supporter: Report

TechWatch
December 15th, 2020 5:10 PM

Facebook has said that its fact-checkers are selected and certified through a so-called “non-partisan” organization. That’s not true. It was recently revealed that a prominent staffer is openly biased and supports former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Facebook Fact-Checker Relied on China, Fails to Update COVID Numbers

TechWatch
December 8th, 2020 10:06 AM

Facebook fact-checker PolitiFact produced eight fact-checks that either used or relied on World Health Organization (WHO) numbers that have proven to be untrue. A new report from CNN shows that communist China was lying about how many of its citizens had contracted COVID-19 and how many deaths resulted from it.

Facebook Fact-Checker Has Not Fact-Checked Its Own COVID Misinfo

TechWatch
December 7th, 2020 2:01 PM

A fact-checking website may not even be able to properly check the facts in its own articles when the facts don’t line up with its narrative. FactCheck.org, which  partners with Facebook to fact-check articles and social media posts, has not corrected a January article that provides incorrect information regarding the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in China. 

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PolitiFact's 'Half True': Loeffler's 'For Getting Rid of Health Care'

November 30th, 2020 5:17 PM

Bryan White at the website PolitiFact Bias points out that the "fact checkers" are tilting in favor of both Democrats running for the U.S. Senate in runoffs. We noted PolitiFact cried "PANTS ON FIRE" when Sen. David Perdue dared to call his opponent Jon Ossoff a "socialist," but somehow it's "Half True" for Democrat Raphael Warnock to suggest Sen. Kelly Loeffler is "for getting rid of…

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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.

Fact-Check This: Candace Owens Says She's Suing Facebook Fact-Checkers

TechWatch
November 6th, 2020 3:18 PM

New member of the Daily Wire, Candace Owens, announced that she has filed a lawsuit against Facebook fact-checkers Lead Stories and USA Today for censoring American’s free speech. Owens has hinted at the possibility of a lawsuit ever since her opinions began getting fact-checked, which led to her Facebook page being demonetized in August.