NewsBusters Podcast: Soros 'Fact Checkers' Sound More Like Fact Shamers

April 3rd, 2023 10:11 PM

The liberal media's "fact checkers" are furiously spinning how Trump and conservatives shouldn't say Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg is "Soros-backed," even though that is a fact. Washington Post fact-finagling scold Glenn Kessler claims "the intense focus on Soros is misplaced." Anyone who's focusing is playing with fire: "The incendiary focus on Soros raises more difficult questions. Given the tenuous connection between Soros and Bragg, it’s a dangerous game that plays into stereotypes of rich Jewish financiers secretly controlling events." 

MSNBC "disinformation" specialist Ben Collins uncorked a tweet insisting "Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ron DeSantis have all claimed Alvin Bragg is 'Soros-backed' or aligned since the news of the indictment dropped. In reality, Soros 'has never met or spoken to Alvin Bragg,' according to a CNBC story last week.”

By this logic, Ben Collins can't be accused of being "NBC-backed" if he hasn't met the CEO of NBCUniversal.

Non-"fact checkers" also dragged the anti-Semitism angle to the forefront. On the PBS NewsHour, co-host Amna Nawaz lamented Trump's "Republican allies now have been continuing his lines of attacking the prosecutor, attacking the prosecution and the prosecutor, using some anti-Semitic dog whistles, also some racist undertones to a lot of that." 

Enjoy the podcast below, or wherever you listen to podcasts.