Fact-Checkers Line Up To Defend Harris On Florida's History Standards
During Wednesday’s GOP Presidential Debate, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis defended his state’s history standards on slavery by labeling criticisms of them a “hoax” that has been perpetrated by Vice President Kamala Harris. Such a defense did not sit well with the fact-checking industry despite DeSantis being correct.
PolitiFact Freaks Out at Claims of Candace Owens Joining 'The View'
PolitiFact could hire a full-time fact checker just to monitor The View for incredibly inaccurate and silly liberal comments. But they're all liberals, so they won't. Instead, they posted a September 14 fact check of a satirical site that imagined the uproar if black conservative Candace Owens was invited to join the cast. That's about as likely as Joy Behar becoming a Bible-thumper…
Fact-Checkers Falsely State Florida Didn't Ban CRT, Again
The assortment of online fact-checkers really did not appreciate Republican presidential candidates criticizing Democrats’ extreme abortion policies during their Wednesday debate, but abortion wasn’t the only topic they incorrectly condemned the candidates on. The same cabal of self-appointed guardians of the truth also declared Critical Race Theory to be a made up issue that Republicans,…
PolitiFact Rushes To Biden's Defense On The Chinese Spy Balloon
As Republicans prepare for their first primary debate, PolitiFact’s Amy Sherman came running to the defense of President Biden and his China policy on Tuesday, rating former Vice President Mike Pence “mostly false” for claiming Biden sent Secretary of State Anthony Blinken to “kowtow” before Beijing after the spy balloon incident.
PolitiFact Celebrates Birthday By Hyping Devotion To Left-Wing Causes
PolitiFact celebrated its 16th birthday on Tuesday and while some may mark the occasion by remembering about that one time they defended President Obama by citing an arms control treaty that went defunct in 1936, author Katie Sanders celebrated by highlighting the website’s devotion to left-wing causes.
PolitiFact Rates DeSantis 'Mostly False' For True Statement About CRT
Florida Governor and 2024 GOP presidential candidate Ron DeSantis recently declared that “we’ve eliminated Critical Race Theory in our K through 12 schools.” It was a rather simple statement, but was true, but yet, PolitiFact's Samantha Putterman still rated it “mostly false” on Monday.
PolitiFact Defends 'Chestfeeding' For Transgender 'Dads'
Grace Abels, “a staff writer focused on LGBTQ issues,” for PolitiFact came out with an explainer piece on Friday that sought to defend the practice of “chestfeeding” for “people who identify as men or as nonbinary.” Seriously, this is a fact-checking outlet.
PolitiFact Falsely Claims Biden Didn’t Awkwardly Leave MSNBC Set
While PolitiFact refused to fact-check President Biden’s truly insane claim that he had “ended cancer,” they and writer Sara Swann were busy Tuesday running cover by fact-checking whether or not Biden awkwardly walked off an MSNBC set last month, seemingly suggesting what he did was normal. They even used this author’s tweet to do it!
PolitiFact Defends Harris On Florida's 'Offensive' History Standards
PolitiFact waded into the controversy surrounding Florida’s new history standards by rating Vice President Kamala Harris “mostly true” for her statement that the state is teaching “enslaved people benefited from slavery.” To reach such a conclusion the trio of Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Louis Jacobson, and Amy Sherman had to tie themselves into a giant pretzel by simply downplaying evidence…
PolitiFact Flags Fox on NEA Recommending 'Gender Queer' for Summer
The liberals at PolitiFact flagged Fox News as "False" on July 11 as it sought to defend the "banned" book Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. Fox made an error, reporting the National Education Association promoted the graphically sexual book to kids, when they were promoting it as summer reading for teachers.
Camerota Fails At Fact-Checking Casey DeSantis On Child Mutilation
CNN Tonight host Alisyn Camerota tried and failed to fact-check an ad featuring Casey DeSantis where she touted her husband Ron’s record of banning “child mutilation.” As Camerota tells it, DeSantis’s team admits they have no proof of such events ever happening, but that is not true.
PolitiFact Skips 'Truth-o-Meter' When Conservatives Are...On Target
PolitiFact has shown no hesitation when it comes to rating conservative claims about Target false, but when it came to a recent true claim from The Daily Wire and Fox News, about Target funding GLSEN, an activist group that favors concealing child transitions from parents, author Madison Czopek declined to give them a true rating on Wednesday, likely because PolitiFact believes such…
PolitiFact Torches Straw Man To Rate DeSantis 'False' On Book Banning
After launching his presidential campaign on Twitter Spaces, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was condemned by PolitiFact for his assertion that Florida has not banned any books. That summary did not give DeSantis a rating for his claims, but on Wednesday PolitiFact returned to the claim and rated it “false.” Yet, the article itself suggests that a “false” rating is overzealous and is ultimately…
PolitiFact Attacks DeSantis's Twitter Campaign Forum
How many PolitiFact fact-checkers does it take to fact-check a presidential announcement? Apparently four, as that is how many reporters it took to assess seven statements from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Wednesday campaign launch on Twitter Spaces.