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  • Claire McCaskill Calls On The Media To Stop Fact-Checking Biden, Advises Them To Fact-Check Trump On The Front Page Every Morning

    02/23/2024 4:38:50 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    X (formerly Twitter) ^ | 02/22/24 | Simon Ateba
    Former Democrat senator Claire McCaskill calls on the media to stop fact-checking Biden, advises them to fact-check Trump on the front page every morning, says there’s panic abroad over the possibility of a Trump presidency. (2 minute and 30 seconds video clip below)
  • MSNBC’s McCaskill: ‘It Is Ridiculous that The New York Times Fact Check Joe Biden’

    02/22/2024 8:55:53 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2024 | Pam Key
    MSNBC contributor Claire McCaskill said Thursday on “Morning Joe” that The New York Times was “ridiculous” for a story headlined “Fact-Checking Biden’s Recent Economic Talking Points,” which pointed out some of the president’s comments were misleading. McCaskill said, “If you travel around the world, which I’m fortunate enough to have a chance to do several times a year, you know what the rest of the world sees right now? They see America with the strongest economy. They see America with the most advanced technology. America’s universities still the brightest light on the horizon in terms of academics and research. They...
  • NYT Fact Checks Biden’s Wild Claims on Economic Record

    02/21/2024 8:23:16 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/21/2024 | WENDELL HUSEBØ
    The New York Times‘ Angelo Fichera on Wednesday published several extraordinary fact checks on President Joe Biden’s slippery talking points about his economic record. While Biden, 81, is an “elderly man with a poor memory,” according to the special counsel, his cogent staff likely carefully crafted the scripted talking points the Times fact-checked. The fact check comes just days after a feud surfaced between the White House and the paper. Biden aides were “extremely upset” with the outlet for reporting analysis about the president’s age and memory.
  • Putin Spokesman Disputes Tucker Carlson's Interviews Claim

    02/07/2024 7:22:43 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 53 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 2/7/2024 | Isabel van Brugen
    The Kremlin confirmed on Wednesday that former Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin during his visit to Moscow, but disputed a claim he made that Western journalists hadn't attempted to interview the leader throughout the war. -snip- Peskov said Carlson is "wrong" by suggesting that Western journalists haven't attempted to interview Putin—an assertion the former Fox News host made in a lengthy video announcing his interview with the Russian leader. "He, in fact, cannot know this. We receive many requests for interviews with the president," Peskov said. -snip- Many Western journalists have interviewed Ukrainian President Volodymyr...
  • A Babylon Bee headline about Disney's depravity had to be fact-checked on X because "the article is believable" 😂

    12/05/2023 6:28:17 AM PST · by Red Badger · 4 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | Dec 4, 2023 | Staff
    Sometimes you get a wake-up call and realize that the world is, in fact, beyond parody. This Babylon Bee article went viral on X after a user screenshotted the headline (with the Babylon Bee URL in plain view!!) and posted it as a response to Disney pulling ads from X. It's satire! It's a joke about Disney and grooming. But apparently, it's just a little too close to reality. They had to fact-check a Babylon Bee story because it's too believable that Disney is grooming kids on X!!! Man, what does that say about Disney? They've absolutely tanked their brand....
  • Musk's X Issues Warning About NewsGuard

    11/23/2023 6:46:59 PM PST · by cabojoe · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 23 November 2023 | Luca Cacciatore Michael Katz
    Elon Musk's social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, issued a new warning Wednesday about the left-wing ratings company NewsGuard. In a post on the site, X said it was the latest organization to be targeted by NewsGuard, which has systematically targeted conservative media. "NewsGuard is about to publish a 'report' on misinformation on X. As a for-profit company, they will only share the data that underpins their purported research if you pay," X explained. X then highlighted NewsGuard's strategy in going after the platform — the same strategy it has employed on dozens of other companies. NewsGuard "uses...
  • CNN Fact Check Hilariously Proves Case for Biden Impeachment Inquiry

    09/14/2023 8:59:46 AM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/14/2023 | Matt Margolis
    I recently wrote that the White House is terrified of the impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden. Well, here’s more proof. CNN, which pretty much always has Biden’s back, attempted to fact-check House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s announcement launching the impeachment inquiry. To start, CNN claims that McCarthy made “several unproven claims” during his announcement and then attempts to disprove them. First, CNN attempts to debunk the claim that the Biden family and associates got $20 million through shell companies. CNN’s response: Facts First: This is true about Joe Biden’s family and associates, but there is no public evidence to date that...
  • Facebook (Meta) suspends Australian fact-checking operation amid foreign influence scandal uncovered by Fact Check Files

    08/29/2023 9:15:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Sky News ^ | 08/29/2023 | Jack Houghton
    Facebook has suspended an Australian fact checking operation from policing content on its platform after a Sky News Australia investigation uncovered a secret foreign-funded bid to influence the upcoming Voice referendum. The powerful Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) Factlab operation - which was being paid up to $740,000 a year by Meta - will be banned from judging what is true or false on social media while Meta and the International Fact Checking Network probe its operation. Sky News Australia’s investigation, dubbed The Fact Check Files, revealed the university’s fact checking director Russell Skelton was campaigning for the Voice...
  • Fact Check: Was Antifa Protester Pictured at Capitol on January 6?

    08/12/2023 8:48:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 07/28/2023 | Tom Norton
    Investigators are still hunting for suspects seen at the January 6 Capitol attack two-and-a-half years ago, despite more than 1,000 arrests that include more than 350 people charged with "assaulting or impeding law enforcement".The riot has become a fractious topic for many conservatives, some of whom have decried the manner in which those who entered the Capitol building have since been treated.The riot began following a pro-Trump rally near the Capitol, with the crowd typically described as Trump-supporting.Yet a recent tweet by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Georgia Republican, suggested that an associate of the left-wing movement Antifa was also...
  • The Fact-Check Racket Finally Unravels: It’s all become ridiculously predictable...

    07/15/2023 8:20:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 07/15/2023 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Before the COVID lockdowns, social media companies had started contracting with new third-parties organizations called fact-checkers to assist in “content creation.” Getting a pass meant the post or story was amplified but getting dinged for inaccuracy meant that the post would be throttled or deleted.For a while we believed it but certain revelations changed that. We came to realize that the posts labeled false were typically contrary to regime narratives. And a close look at the supposed refutation revealed that many points were very much in dispute. The companies developed a talent for seeming to reveal something false that was...
  • Forbes Claims More than 330 ‘Mass Shootings’ This Year Using Misleading Data

    07/04/2023 9:30:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/04/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Forbes pointed to misleading data and claimed on Monday there had been over 330 “mass shootings” in the United States so far in 2023. They labeled their report “breaking” news. Writing at Forbes, Ana Faguy relied on the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a pro-gun-control database which abandoned the long-standing definition of a “mass shooting” as four or more deaths in a single incident by a single gunman and replaced it with “a minimum of four victims shot, either injured or killed, not including any shooter who may also have been killed or injured in the incident.” GVA’s new definition allows...
  • Politifact is trash

    05/03/2023 8:14:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2023 | David Strom
    The “fact-checking” industry is a total joke.A bad joke. Worse than a 5-year-old’s knock-knock joke. As bad as a Chelsea Handler joke.Really, it is that bad.Just when you think that they couldn’t get any lower, they prove you wrong. They really exist to do nothing but buttress Establishment lies.— Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) May 3, 2023Randi Weingarten, for those of you unfortunate enough not to have read my article “Randi Weingarten is an evil liar,” is the President of the American Federation of Teachers. She is, perhaps, the single biggest reason that schools in the United States remained closed for...
  • 4-year-old tweets from Biden & Harris earned a Twitter Community Notes fact-checking

    04/17/2023 7:17:42 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 9 replies ^ | 4/17/2023 | Doug P
    Everybody remembers what happened after actor Jussie Smollett claimed in January of 2019 to have been attacked in Chicago by two men shouting racial slurs and claiming “this is MAGA country.” Comedian Dave Chappelle was among those who noticed right away that “none of these details added up at all,” but politicians who really enjoy stoking the flames of racism ran with Smollett’s claim without question. President Biden and VP Harris have tweets that have aged badly and now have Twitter Community Notes attached: Biden got fact checked on Jouicy… — EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) April 17, 2023 Biden’s getting called...
  • FACT CHECK: Biden Distorts Economic Record During State of the Union

    02/08/2023 7:21:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/08/2023 | Matt Margolis
    “The story of America is a story of progress and resilience,” Biden said. “We are the only country that has emerged from every crisis stronger than when we entered it. That is what we are doing again. Two years ago our economy was reeling. As I stand here tonight, we have created a record 12 million new jobs – more jobs created in two years than any president has ever created in four years.” Since his first year in office, Biden has boasted that he created more jobs than any of his predecessors. However, the majority of the jobs he...
  • FACT CHECK: Joe Biden's Claims About Inflation During State of the Union

    02/08/2023 7:19:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/08/2023 | Matt Margolis
    During his State of the Union address, Joe Biden once again blamed Vladimir Putin for inflation.“Inflation has been a global problem because a pandemic directly disrupted our supply chains and Putin’s unfair and brutal war in Ukraine disrupted energy supplies, as well as food supplies, blocking all that grain and Ukraine.”The pandemic certainly did have a negative impact on the worldwide economy, but the inflation rate in January 2021, when he took office, was a mere 1.4%, which was on par with the average inflation rate of 1.2% for all of 2020. Inflation started going up after Biden took office,...
  • FactChecking the State of the Union

    02/08/2023 6:42:24 AM PST · by Yo-Yo · 4 replies ^ | February 8, 2023 | Eugene Kiely, Robert Farley, D'Angelo Gore, Saranac Hale Spencer, Catalina Jaramillo and Sean Christ
    SummaryPresident Joe Biden put his spin on some facts, particularly about the economy, in his Feb. 7 State of the Union address:* Biden boasted that the 12.1 million jobs created in his first two years were more than the number of jobs added in four years under any president. But that job growth was fueled by a post-pandemic recovery that started under his predecessor, and his comparison doesn’t account for population growth.* The president said “take-home pay has gone up,” which is true, but the rise is not as fast as inflation. “Real” weekly earnings, which are adjusted for inflation,...
  • Politifact is dishonest. Browsing their site, I have concluded that while they may think they are fair, they don’t come close.

    01/30/2023 8:13:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/30/2023 | David Strom
    Politifact is biased. All news sources are biased to some extent (I make no bones about being a conservative, although do my best to stick to the facts), although some are better about trying to be open and fair than others.Politifact? Browsing their site I have concluded that while they may think they are fair, they don’t come close.The first “fact check is a doozy, since their “Truth o Meter” and the content of their “analysis” contradict each other. They rate a claim “false” while their explanation for coming to the conclusion shows that it is, in fact, true. They...
  • A Bottomless Pinocchio for Biden — and other recent gaffes

    11/07/2022 4:00:11 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 19 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | Nov 7, 2022 | Glenn Kessler
    President Biden is a self-described “gaffe machine.” That’s no excuse, of course, for a president making false or misleading statements. Readers have asked for fact checks of a variety of recent Biden statements, but none of them seemed big enough for a stand-alone fact check. So here’s a roundup of some of the president’s recent errors of fact, made as he has barnstormed the country boosting Democrats and raising contributions in advance of the midterm elections. We generally do not award Pinocchios for roundups like this — but for reasons that will become clear, we need to make an exception...
  • Why has fact-checking disappeared under Biden?

    09/18/2022 8:27:08 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 18, 2022 | Joe Concha
    Fact-checking under President Trump was a bustling business. Seemingly every day, and sometimes by the hour, the 45th president’s every word was scrutinized, which all comes with the job. But under President Biden, fact checkers are enjoying what feels like extended vacations or have simply checked out in terms of scrutinizing the many ways that he is misleading the public. Take CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale as a prime example of apathy around holding the current president accountable. From June 2019 until November 2020, Dale appeared or was mentioned on CNN more than once per day, on average, according to Mediaite....
  • Facebook Fact-Check Censors the Factual Claim that the IRS Is Arming Agents To Use Deadly Force

    08/21/2022 9:48:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Summit News ^ | 08/21/2022 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Facebook has deployed one of its infamous ‘fact checkers’ to suggest that the completely accurate claim that the IRS is seeking to arm more agents to use deadly force was “partly false information.”Earlier this month, an IRS job posting was uncovered that announced the agency was looking to hire people who are ready to kill.The job ad listed one of the “major duties” of IRS agents to be able to “carry a firearm and be willing to use deadly force, if necessary.”The IRS subsequently deleted the job posting after it stoked controversy, but then a 2021 IRS annual report also...