More and more, major news outlets are relying on “fact checkers” to, allegedly, ensure that the news is factual, sources are reliable, and statements are accurate.

In theory, this is admirable. In practice, it has proven to be simply another opportunity for the media to push their leftist agenda.

Fact checking groups — such as PolitiFact — routinely cast judgments while failing to disclose their own left-wing bias. Their allies in the media try to cast these groups as neutral third parties when, in fact, they are card-carrying members of the liberal echo chamber.

It’s no wonder that the public has so little faith in the fact-checkers. A 2016 Rasmussen poll found that an astonishing 62% of American voters think the fact-check-ers are biased.

The Media Research Center is flipping the script on these faux-fact-checkers. It’s time to turn the tables and give the public the real facts.

Why Must 'Fact Checkers' Make Rulings on Guesses and Projections?

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One of the most maddening traits of the liberal-media “fact checking” sites is when they’re not checking facts. They’re trying to support Democratic projections about the future. PolitiFact did this for Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. They gave him a “Mostly True” for bragging his “Safer at Home” lockdown “prevented the death of at least 300…
Tim Graham
May 6th, 2020 2:49 PM

WashPost Fact Checker Can't Handle Trump's Truth About Late Abortions

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The Washington Post “Fact Checker” has a very strange and unfactual way of reacting to Democrats telling voters and interest groups they want no restrictions on abortion. They think it’s a “lie” to say these Democrats support abortion up until birth, even when Democrats say they support no restrictions on a "woman's right to choose."
Tim Graham
April 28th, 2020 10:46 PM

HALF TRUE? Obama Says Biden Has 'Most Progressive Platform' in History

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PolitiFact rarely checks the facts of Barack Obama. But when he endorsed Joe Biden for president, they found something he said "Half True." Obama said Biden "already has what is the most progressive platform of any major party nominee in history." This is an accepted political fact. Liberal newspapers and websites have repeatedly agreed that the Democrats are now to the…
Tim Graham
April 22nd, 2020 6:07 PM

WashPost Assigns Trump '3 Pinocchios' -- and Then Shows He's Right

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Leon Wolf of The Blaze expressed amazement that Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler would assign Donald Trump three Pinocchios….and then include a raft of examples showing what he said was true. Trump said the World Health Organization "parroted and publicly endorsed the idea that there was not human-to-human transmission was happening." Kessler showed that…
Tim Graham
April 21st, 2020 10:02 PM

PolitiFact Rushes to Defend Potential Biden VP on Seed-Sale Crackdown

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PolitiFact released another tendentious defense of a controversial Democrat, in this case Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whose coronavirus crackdown is lighting up the conservative blogosphere. They noted she's on Biden's short list of potential running mates, and based their whole "fact check" on one overheated headline so they could dismiss the actual controversy. 
Tim Graham
April 16th, 2020 10:18 PM

WashPost Whacks Trump with '4 Pinocchios' for Touting POSSIBLE Cures

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Liberals insist the science is unsettled on hydroxychloroquine as a cure for the coronavirus. If that’s the case, then why would The Washington Post "Fact Checker" squad give President Trump “Four Pinocchios” for touting it as a hopeful possibility? There aren't enough facts for a "fact check," but if Fox News is promoting it, it must be "…
Tim Graham
April 13th, 2020 6:05 PM

AP Fact Checkers Trash Trump for PREDICTING Suicide Increase

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One of the most disturbing tactics of “fact checkers” is claiming they can fact-check the future. Predictions are not facts. To declare a prediction is "Wrong" is political, not factual. AP's "Fact Check" team decried Trump "making a baseless claim of surging suicides if the U.S. economy remains mostly shut." They said "There's no evidence.…
Tim Graham
April 4th, 2020 5:05 PM

WashPost 'Fact Checker' Throws Misdirected 'Four Pinocchios' at Fauci

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Dr. Tony Fauci has become widely seen as a nonpartisan health expert during the coronavirus pandemic. But that didn’t stop Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler from throwing a harsh “Four Pinocchios” (pants on fire) verdict for a statement to NBC anchorman Lester Holt that Italy's terrible infection and death rate came because "they had an open…
Tim Graham
March 30th, 2020 7:35 PM

PolitiFact Tags Biden 'Mostly False' on Virus, CNN Says He's 'Correct'

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In a review of Sunday night's Democrat debate on CNN, PolitiFact tagged Joe Biden as "Mostly False" when he claimed the Trump administration refused to accept coronavirus testing kits from the World Health Organization. Oddly, CNN's own "fact checkers" ruled that "Biden is correct."  They missed the crucial context that WHO never made an offer. 
Tim Graham
March 18th, 2020 10:36 AM

Washington Post Tags Biden with Four Pinocchios for Nasty Trump Edits

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In the growing squabble between the presidential candiates (and the social media giants) about manipulated video, The Washington Post “Fact Checker” squad deserves credit for throwing flags at both sides. We won’t expect them to keep a running count of Biden’s “false or misleading statements,” but this is something.
Tim Graham
March 13th, 2020 8:07 PM

'Fact Checkers' Freak Out at Trump (Not Biden) for 'Deceptive' Editing

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The independence of the “independent fact checkers” is looking very questionable again, leaping into the fray to protest that a tweet featuring a brief video clip of Joe Biden is somehow “Mostly False” (as PolitiFact ruled). Earth to PolitiFact: the network "news" people omit the full context of quotes on a regular basis, but they aren't tagged as "…
Tim Graham
March 11th, 2020 1:26 PM

Snopes Oddly Rules 'MIXTURE' on Trump Saying Coronavirus Was a 'Hoax'

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President Trump never called the coronavirus a "hoax." He said trying to turn the coronavirus into the latest version of That Thing That Ruins Trump was a "hoax," like Russian collusion or Ukrainian election interference. But for some reason, Snopes.com admitted he never said the virus was a hoax, but rated his comments a "Mixture" of true and false. That's just…
Tim Graham
March 4th, 2020 2:47 PM

WashPost, Snopes Tag Biden for Fake Story About Arrest in South Africa

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This week, the "fact checkers" at both The Washington Post and Snopes.com have thrown the penalty flag at Joe Biden for his repeated claim that he was imprisoned in South Africa in the 1970s while trying to visit Nelson Mandela at the Robben Island prison. Sadly, the networks didn't seem to notice this historical gaffe before the South Carolina debate.
Tim Graham
February 26th, 2020 3:30 PM

WashPost, PolitiFact Join Mass Freakout Over Humorous Bloomberg Ad

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On Thursday, Mike Bloomberg's campaign tweeted out a humorous video trying to make more out of the two seconds of silence when he asked his fellow Democrat candidates ever started a business. (They haven't.) He showed brief clips of the other candidates with blank looks -- from other moments in the debate -- and included the sound of crickets. The "fact checkers" went crazy.…
Tim Graham
February 23rd, 2020 10:56 PM