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  • To Help the Fact-checkers, Here Is a List of Lies from Joe Biden’s Debate Performance

    10/24/2020 3:20:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | October 24, 2020 | Brad Slager
    It is not breaking news to state the media has clearly taken sides in this election, but it really devolves into the realm of comedy to see the way they perform following a debate. Following the first debate CNN brought on their in-house fact-sleuth Daniel Dale to give his grades of the two performances, and while he expectantly declared Trump delivered an ‘’avalanche of lies’’ he declared that Joe Biden had been ‘’mostly truthful’’ in the debate. You had to know just how wrong this assessment proved to be, from the network that routinely declares riots and arson scenes to...
  • Fact Check: Biden Falsely Claims He Has The Support of the PA Boilermakers

    10/15/2020 8:38:45 PM PDT · by wrrock · 25 replies
    TG ^ | 10/15/2020 | Evan
    Town Hall: Someone should tell Joe Biden that the Pennsylvania Boilermakers he claims are overwhelmingly supporting him , endorsed President Trump last month. watch video and see endorsement letter....
  • FACT CHECK: Susan Page is Flat Out Wrong–Economic Growth Hasn’t Stalled

    10/07/2020 9:56:25 PM PDT · by wrrock · 22 replies
    TG ^ | 10/8/2020 | Evan
    Susan Page Claim: "Vice President Pence, your administration has been predicting a rapid and robust recovery, but the latest economic reports suggest that is not happening." FALSE - The economy is growing faster than all projections. The USA Has The Highest Growth Rate Among G7 Countries
  • Fact Checking the Fact Checkers After Round One Debate of Trump vs Biden

    09/30/2020 5:59:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/30/2020 | by T.LaDuke
    The day after the shouting heard around the world, we of course have all the armchair commentators telling you who won, who lost, and why it matters. Yet in the age of Facebook and Twitter pulling the FACT CHECKER card on anything being posted ( when they go after the Babylon Bee it is always a hoot) who is to check the fact-checkers and their fact-checking?Luckily, you have me. When a good friend of mine who happens to be an elected official dropped this Business Insider story entitled Fact-checking the first Trump-Biden debate of the 2020 election on a Facebook...
  • Fact Check: Transcript Shows Trump Did Not ‘Refuse’ To ‘Denounce’ Or ‘Condemn’ White Supremacy At Debate

    09/30/2020 11:56:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 30, 2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    Here’s a sampling of headlines in major news outlets that purported to capture an exchange on white supremacy between President Trump, Joe Biden, and moderator Chris Wallace during Tuesday night’s debate.Trump refuses to denounce white supremacy, says ‘stand back and stand by’ on Proud Boys movementTrump sidesteps call to condemn white supremacists, points to extremism on the left‘Stand back and stand by.’ During debate, President Trump again refuses to condemn white supremacistsDonald Trump refuses to condemn white supremacists at presidential debateTrump Refuses to Condemn White Supremacy, Instead Telling Far-Right Group: ‘Stand Back and Stand By’Trump does not condemn white...
  • Joe Biden LIED when he said US manufacturing "went in the hole" under Trump FACT CHECK

    09/30/2020 11:21:15 AM PDT · by Coopspr · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/30/20 | Cooper Springsteen
    Joe Biden lied when he said U.S. manufacturing went “in the hole” under President Trump. CBS found that Biden was very wrong about this claim.
  • Fact-checking Biden: Did Trump lie to the American people about COVID-19?

    09/30/2020 6:24:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/30/2020 | Jonathan Moseley
    Tuesday's debate for the 2020 presidential election between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden was moderated by establishment Chris Wallace. Biden and Trump more or less ran over Wallace for 90 minutes. Biden appeared to be in his right mind, alert, and healthy but, as usual, lost in the world of left-wing talking points. When Christine O'Donnell ran against Joe Biden for U.S. Senate in 2008, she often vividly explained that people were wearing bell-bottom jeans and dancing the hustle way back when Joe Biden was last in the private sector and was first elected to the...
  • Biased Media

    09/30/2020 4:54:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | September 30, 2020 | John Stossel
    Source: Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour"A pioneer devoted to equality." That was The Washington Post's headline about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.But when Justice Antonin Scalia died, the headline was, "Supreme Court conservative dismayed liberals."When the founder of ISIS was killed, the headline was: "Austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies."But when President Donald Trump's brother died, the headline was, "younger brother of President Trump who filed lawsuit against niece, dies."At news conferences, Vice President Biden gets softball questions. After an article in The Atlantic claimed Trump called fallen military members "losers," one reporter asked Biden, "What does it...
  • Dems' Hot Take on Barrett Landed Them with a WaPo Fact Check

    09/27/2020 10:42:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | September 27, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    Back in February of 2016, Amy Coney Barrett did an interview with CBS about filling Supreme Court vacancies. The interview was done shortly after Justice Antonin Scalia passed away and Democrats were pushing for Judge Merrick Garland to be confirmed. Democrats sliced the clip to make it sound as though Barrett was against filling a vacancy during a presidential election year: Here is Judge Amy Coney Barrett explaining why it’s wrong to fill a SCOTUS vacancy during a presidential election year. — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 26, 2020 Even the Washington Post concluded that what she was saying was...
  • CNN Fact Check: Second night of RNC riddled with dishonesty as Melania Trump appeals for 'total honesty'

    08/26/2020 6:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 08/25/2020 | CNN Staff
    First Lady Melania Trump concluded the second night of the Republican National Convention with a speech in which she said, "Total honesty is what we as citizens deserve from our president." We certainly haven't received total honesty from President Donald Trump. And we certainly didn't get it on Tuesday night. The convention programming was littered with false or misleading claims, including some from the President's son Eric Trump, as well as a number of other claims that were missing important context. Here's a look at some of the notable claims from Tuesday night and the facts behind them. Former Florida...
  • Not Real News: A look at false claims around Kamala Harris

    08/15/2020 12:23:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 8/15/20 | Ali Swenson, Amanda Seitz, Beatrice Dupuy
    **SNIP** CLAIM: Harris is not eligible to serve as president because her parents were immigrants. If Biden is unable to serve a full term as president, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi would be next in line to become president. THE FACTS: Harris is a natural-born U.S. citizen who is eligible to serve as president. Facebook users are spreading a false claim that that if Biden were elected president this fall and then became unable to serve out a full term, Harris would be skipped over to serve as his successor. Instead, the inaccurate claims say, Pelosi would be next...
  • Fact Check: Harris Peddles Unserious, Inaccurate Attack Lines on Economy and Coronavirus

    08/14/2020 9:01:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | August 14, 2020 | Guy Benson
    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris debuted as a joint ticket at an event in Delaware on Wednesday, and on the whole, I think the presentation -- reportedly delayed by local power outages -- was mostly effective.  Each candidate praised the other to the hilt, as is customary, blasted their opponents with sharply-worded attacks, and urged voters to join the effort to oust the incumbent administration in November.  Harris, a former prosecutor, argued that the case against President Trump and Vice President Pence is "open and shut," but when it came time to make that case, she advanced two central arguments...
  • Fact-Checking Fauci; Were the harsh lockdowns really necessary and are they still necessary now?

    08/11/2020 7:52:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Institute of Economic Research ^ | 08/11/2020 | Phillip W. Magness
    In recent congressional testimony Dr. Anthony Fauci, the primary architect of the Trump administrationÂ’s COVID response, painted a bleak picture about the United StatesÂ’s ability to contain the pandemic. According to FauciÂ’s narrative, the United States is experiencing a resurgence in regional COVID outbreaks because it failed to sufficiently lock down back in March, and failed to comply with the existing lockdown orders. Fauci specifically contrasted this situation to several European states that imposed lockdowns around the same time, claiming the latter as a successful model for COVID containment. There are several immediate problems with FauciÂ’s arguments, including the fact...
  • Fact check: Trump ad edits out microphone and trees from Biden photo to make him seem alone in basement

    08/05/2020 4:55:38 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | August 5, 2020 | Daniel Dale
    Washington (CNN)A new ad from President Donald Trump's campaign deceptively alters a photo of former Vice President Joe Biden campaigning outdoors in Iowa to make it seem as if Biden is "hiding" in his Delaware basement. The ad also uses two other images in misleading ways: one of Biden at an Iowa house party and one of Biden praying at a Delaware church. Biden has certainly campaigned cautiously amid the coronavirus pandemic, leading Trump in the polls even as he has limited his public appearances. Contrary to Trump's repeated assertions, though, Biden has made numerous campaign trips outside his Delaware...

    07/21/2020 10:18:40 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 20 replies
    edscoop ^ | 7-21-2020 | Betsy Foreman
    Researchers at Arizona State University this week announced work underway to develop artificial intelligence software that can detect fake news and help prevent the spread of disinformation. The algorithm, called Defend, is being developed by ASU professor Huan Liu and doctoral student Kai Shu to scrutinize news being shared on social media and warn consumers of its potential falseness. “The idea of Defend is to create a transparent fake news detection algorithm for decision-makers, journalists and stakeholders to understand why a machine learning algorithm makes such a prediction,” Shu said in an interview with ASU. By using data sets of...
  • FNC’s Wallace Rejects Trump’s Claim that Biden Wants to Defund the Police

    07/17/2020 4:42:06 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 46 replies
    Breitbart - trending ^ | 7-17-2020 | Pam Key
    Friday in a preview an interview that will air Sunday, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace pushed back on President Donald Trump’s claim that Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden does not support defunding police departments. (snip) Wallace said, “Liberal Democrats have been running cities in this country for decades.” Trump said, “Poorly.” Wallace said, “Why is it so bad right now?” Trump answered, “They run them poorly, it was always bad, but now it’s gotten totally out of control, and it’s really because they want to defund the police and Biden wants to defund the police.” Wallace interjected,...
  • Fact check: Trump makes at least 19 false and misleading claims in wild anti-Biden monologue

    07/16/2020 11:27:43 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | July 15, 2020 | Daniel Dale
    President Donald Trump has long been fond of turning supposedly official events into de facto campaign rallies. Even by his own standards, though, his Tuesday speech was extreme. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, at what was billed as a "press conference" in which he would give remarks about China, Trump delivered a rambling 52-minute monologue filled with pre-scripted attacks on Democratic opponent Joe Biden. As usual, Trump's comments were filled with egregious lies and other false claims. We haven't yet had a chance to comb through the entire transcript, but here is a list of the 19 false...
  • PolitiFact Tags Black Conservative Larry Elder On Police Killings as 'Mostly False,' But He's Not

    06/08/2020 9:48:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 06/08/2020 | Tim Graham
    PolitiFact keeps doing “fact checks” against conservatives that acknowledge that they’re using facts, but they’re still False because – well, they don’t like the way those facts are assembled. These factual facts aren’t making the right point. They’re “too narrow.” They "omit context." Black conservative radio host Larry Elder was flagged by PolitiFact’s liberal readers for a June 2 appearance on Hannity where he declared “"Last year, there were nine unarmed black people killed [by police]. Nineteen unarmed white people." He was citing the numbers of a liberal newspaper: The Washington Post!  CLICK ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO PolitiFact’s...
  • Fact Checker: President Trump made 19,127 false or misleading claims in 1,226 days

    06/01/2020 11:10:56 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2020 | Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, Meg Kelly
    It’s no longer a question as to whether President Trump will exceed 20,000 false or misleading claims by the time his current term is completed. Instead, we have to ask: Will he top 25,000? As of May 29, his 1,226th day in office, Trump had made 19,127 false or misleading claims, according to the Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement he has uttered. That’s almost 16 claims a day over the course of his presidency. So far this year, he’s averaging just over 22 claims a day, similar to the pace he set in 2019.
  • Twitter Allows Verified Users To Spread Fake Photo Linking MN Cop to ‘Make Whites Great Again’ Hat

    05/28/2020 1:32:15 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 7 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/28/2020 | Damjan Tutarkov
    Twitter did little to prevent the circulation of a misleading picture allegedly showing Derek Chauvin — the police officer who put his knee on the neck of 46-year-old George Floyd while he begged to breathe and died shortly after — wearing a red baseball hat with the wording “Make Whites Great Again.” The incident Several Minneapolis police officers stirred controversy and prompted rioting after the incident Monday in Minneapolis. Video of the arrest shows one officer, believed to be Derek Chauvin, pressing Floyd with his knee against the road as Floyd gasps for air. Floyd was later pronounced dead at...