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  • Corporate Media’s Obsession With Fact-Checking Is A Mission To Monopolize The Truth

    12/31/2020 8:42:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 31, 2020 | Tristan Justice
    Facts matter, but to allow left-wing institutions to monopolize their definition does more to undermine the truth than any kind of misinformation making waves on the internet.In July, USA Today issued a “fact-check” that promoted a left-wing conspiracy theory asserting the Donald Trump campaign’s use of an eagle on memorabilia featured imagery of Nazi Germany.The claim: Trump campaign shirts feature imperial eagle, a Nazi symbolOur ruling: True— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) July 12, 2020“President Donald Trump’s campaign website recently unveiled a T-shirt that has come under fire because of design similarities between its logo and a Nazi symbol,” the “fact-check”...
  • The Fact-Checkers are Biased. We Can’t Trust or Rely Upon Them

    On any major issue, it’s obvious that the self-appointed fact-checkers are biased. If you look up election fraud in 2020, Snopes will tell you that it didn’t happen. But if you look up the Trump Campaign colluding with Russia, then Snopes will tell you that that did happen. And if you look more into that “collusion” on Snopes, it will tell you that the information Trump declassified regarding Obamagate and what happened to Michael Flynn is “unverified,” which unfairly erodes its credibility. So, in short, stories that benefit Democrats are all “real” while stories that would benefit the Trump Campaign...
  • PolitiFact admits Candace Owens is right. Joe Biden is NOT the president-elect.

    11/29/2020 1:21:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 11/29/2020 | Lorie Wimble
    In a rare victory for the truth, PolitiFact acknowledged the correctness of conservative commentator Candace Owens’ claim that former Vice President Joe Biden is neither literally nor legally the current president-elect.It took getting attorneys involved for the 8-month pregnant Owens, but PolitiFact caved under pressure.Weeks ago, @Facebook censored a post of mine which truthfully stated that @JoeBiden is NOT the President-elect. So I got lawyers involved. Conclusion? @PolitiFact uncensored the post & admitted that they LIED by rating my post false. The fact-checkers are lying for Democrats.— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) November 28, 2020Mainstream media, Big Tech, and their “fact-checker”...
  • Candace Owens Challenges Facebook 'Fact-Checker' and Wins: 'They Lied for Democrats'

    11/29/2020 8:53:12 AM PST · by McQ444 · 62 replies
    NN ^ | 11-29-20 | Jay Greenberg
    Conservative firebrand Candace Owens is celebrating her first major victory in her legal battle against Facebook's "fact-checkers. "Owens, a political author and commentator, challenged Facebook's left-leaning fact-checking partner PolitiFact over a “false” rating — and won.
  • Mark Levin: Facebook Censored My Page on Eve Before Election; ‘I Will Not Be Intimidated

    11/02/2020 3:59:53 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    Popular conservative talk radio host Mark Levin was targeted by Facebook on the evening before the 2020 U.S. presidential election. “Facebook has now placed severe restrictions on my Facebook page on the eve before the election based on an extremely dishonest Politifact review of my link to an accurate story,” Levin tweeted November 2. He added: “I will not be intimidated or threatened by Facebook. You can also find my posts on Twitter and Parler.”  Attached to the tweet was a screenshot of the notification from Facebook explaining: “Your Page has reduced distribution and other restrictions because of repeated sharing of false...
  • Hunter Biden, Joe Biden and China (Politifact)

    10/23/2020 5:57:21 AM PDT · by shortstop · 3 replies
    Politifact ^ | 10/23/2020 | Louis Jacobson
    As Election Day nears, President Donald Trump and his supporters are urging greater scrutiny of Hunter Biden, the son of his opponent, Democratic nominee Joe Biden. They’re especially focusing on the younger Biden’s ties to China. “Joe Biden must immediately release all emails, meetings, phone calls, transcripts, and records related to his involvement in his family’s business dealings and influence peddling around the world—including in CHINA!” Trump tweeted on Oct. 14. His campaign also ran an ad that said, “The question is not why Hunter Biden used his name to get these gigs. It’s why Joe Biden let him do...
  • Facebook's Third Party Fact-Checker, PolitiFact Disqualifies Itself In Debate Over Ad On Girl’s Sports

    09/18/2020 8:28:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/18/2020 | Emily Jashinsky
    A new case study illustrates clearly that Facebook should reevaluate its partnership with PolitiFact, which does not operate as a responsible fact-checking organization. Challenged over its vague ruling on a new ad targeting the Equality Act from the American Principles Project PAC, PolitiFact refused to muster a serious defense of the decision, choosing instead to brush aside fair questions.“Our story is complete and accurate, and the ad is most certainly missing context. I could expound on those points, but it is not necessary, so I have nothing more to add,” Editor-in-Chief Angie Holan told The Federalist on Thursday.Holan sent...
  • PolitiFact's Pants-on-Fire Claims of Neutrality

    09/04/2020 7:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | September 5, 2020 | Tim Graham
    Apparently, the proper role of the "independent fact-checker" during today's presidential campaign is to present the consistent opinion that Joe Biden is a force for truth and light, and President Donald Trump is a rampaging liar who never says anything true. No one should suggest that these "fact-checker" groups need to parcel their rulings out in a completely even fashion so everyone gets a participation trophy for being half-right. But the dramatic tilt in these "fact-checkers" betrays an obvious partisan bias. Just look at PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter rulings for Biden for the month of August: Mostly True, Mostly True, Mostly True,...
  • 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...
  • PolitiFact Tags Black Conservative Larry Elder as 'Mostly False,' But He's Not

    06/07/2020 10:01:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 6/7/2020 | 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!
  • PolitiFact Gives Pelosi a 'Pants on Fire' Rating for Her Blatant Lies About Voter Registration

    12/19/2019 3:22:29 PM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies ^ | December 19, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    An appeals court on Wednesday ruled that more than 200,000 registered voters could be purged from the Wisconsin database because they have moved. Election officials believe these people might have moved because they changed their address at the local post office, registered vehicles at a new address or provided a new address to some other government agency, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. The State of Wisconsin sent letters in October to roughly 234,000 people asking them to confirm their address or update their voter registration with their new address. According to the Elections Commission, 60,000 letters were returned as undeliverable....
  • PolitiFact on Healthcare for Illegals: Who are You Gonna Believe — Us or Your Lyin' Eyes?

    11/12/2019 7:40:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/12/2019 | Bryan Preston
    Here's a fun tweet from the political activists at PolitiFact: A Trump ad said Democratic presidential candidates "support giving illegal immigrants free health care at our expense." We rated that Mostly False. Now a Florida GOP leader made a similar statement. It’s still Mostly False. — PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) November 10, 2019 The Trump ad in question cited a fact that has been known since June 27. NBC News took a break from covering up Jeffrey Epstein's pedophile ring to host a presidential debate in Miami. The "Today Show's" Savannah Guthrie asked the Democratic presidential candidates on stage that...
  • PANTSUIT ON FIRE: PolitiFact Debunks Hillary’s Voter Suppression Lies

    09/21/2019 8:30:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    Liberty Headlines ^ | September 21, 2019 | Joshua Paladino
    Clinton learned the inaccurate figure from a partisan voter suppression analysis… (Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Hillary Clinton continued her excuses tour on Sept. 17, claiming that she lost the 2016 presidential election due to “voter suppression,” but PolitiFact Wisconsin struck down her claim, rating it “mostly false.” “The best estimate is that 200,000 people in Wisconsin were either denied or chilled in their efforts to vote,” Clinton said without evidence. “I don’t think we believed at the time, before the election, that it would be anything like that, anything as big as that.” Clinton learned the inaccurate figure from a...
  • Facebook and PolitiFact Are Protecting AOC from Criticism

    07/26/2019 7:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/26/2019 | Jim Treacher
    When I posted a quick item last month about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez standing in front of a chain-link fence and weeping at an empty strip of pavement on the other side, I didn't think much of it. I just thought it was amusing that AOC posed for the cameras, got the publicity she wanted, and then was embarrassed when other photos taken at the scene revealed what she was actually looking at: So AOC was really just trying to get some stock border crisis images for Getty. The “crying at the border” pics were just crying at cars behind a...
  • PolitiFact's Lame Hit on PJ Media: AOC Wasn't 'Crying Over a Parking Lot,' It Was a Road!

    07/23/2019 9:10:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 7/23/2019 | Tim Graham
    PolitiFact underlined its hypersensitivity to attacks on liberals on Monday by declaring a "Viral Image" of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be "FALSE." The site tweeted: Was @AOC crying over a parking lot while protesting family separation? False, she was standing on a road to a migrant facility, which was in her line of gaze, and was just beyond the port of entry. "Fact" checkers Ciara O'Rourke and Stefanie Pousolides were upset with the Russian-puppet outfit RT and Jim Treacher at PJ Media for mocking the pictures. This is almost a month old, so you can't credit PolitiFact for responding quickly. This...
  • PolitiFact Rates Larry Elder 'False' on Democrats and Slavery, But Elder Was Right

    07/11/2019 11:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/2019 | Larry Elder
    Getting fact-checked cuts two ways. It means the fact-checkers pay attention to what I say. It also means I should expect liberal bias from the checkers. In a recent appearance on Fox News, I made the following assertions: -- Republicans did not own slaves. Democrats owned slaves; -- Democrats founded the KKK; -- Democrats opposed the 13th Amendment that freed the slaves, Democrats opposed the 14th Amendment that made the newly freed slaves citizens, and Democrats opposed the 15th Amendment that granted them the right to vote; and -- As a percentage of their party, more Republicans voted for the...
  • Fact-Checkers Of Trump’s Orlando Speech Show AOC-Level Ineptitude

    06/24/2019 6:58:04 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 15 replies
    A PolitiFact fact-check of President Trump’s campaign launch last week in Orlando that was run in newspapers nationwide went horribly, embarrassingly, laughably wrong on the one count in which they ruled Trump was “wrong.” PolitiFact did their usual number after Trump’s speech, supposedly fact-checking the President. In it, there are assumptions made that highlight the normal bias. But the only fact-checked statement these intrepid journalists ruled as “wrong” — they got totally wrong. Here’s what PolitiFact wrote that Trump got wrong: (We passed) “the biggest tax cut in history.” Wrong. Trump often repeats this point, but three tax cuts were...
  • PolitiFact is not biased -- here’s why (PolitiFact Proves PolitiFact isn't biased)

    11/06/2018 11:29:03 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    PolitiFact ^ | November 6th, 2018 | Angie Drobnic Holan
    "PolitiFact is biased," our critics charge. We see this in emails and on social media, especially in the heat of election season. We expect it. Afterall, as an independent group measuring accuracy, we are disrupting the agendas of partisans and political operatives across the ideological spectrum. We do it to give people the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy, and to uphold the tradition of a free and independent press. Still, we think it’s worth explaining our mission and methods, both to answer those who make the charge against us, and for our supporters when confronted by...
  • ‘Fact Checkers’ at Snopes Attempt to Bail Out Stacey Abrams from Armed Black Panthers Story

    11/05/2018 2:16:30 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    The so-called “fact checkers” at Snopes have reached out to Breitbart News in an openly partisan attempt to wash away the story of armed members of the New Black Panther Party campaigning for the Democrat gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, Stacey Abrams. Over the weekend, Breitbart News–among other media outlets–published explosive photographs of armed Black Panthers campaigning for Abrams, holding up her campaign sign while also holding up various guns. In the story, Breitbart News included a quote from the campaign of her GOP opponent, Brian Kemp, calling on her to denounce the radicals campaigning for her. The story went viral....
  • Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s media blitz

    08/14/2018 12:13:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Glenn Kessler
    “ICE is the only criminal investigative agency, the only enforcement agency in the United States, that has a bed quota. So ICE is required to fill 34,000 beds with detainees every single night and that number has only been increasing since 2009.” — in an interview with the Intercepted podcast, May 30 As our friends at PolitiFact documented, this is an urban legend. There is language in the 2016 appropriations bill that requires ICE to have 34,000 beds available — ICE “shall maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds through September 30, 2016” — but it is...