Column: Republicans Did Not Defund the Police
Here’s an easy test to see whether fact-checking websites can make any claim to be “independent” and nonpartisan in tone. Biden staffers claimed Republicans “defunded the police.” That’s a bald-faced lie.
PolitiFact Cries FALSE on Biden Backing Subsidized Late-Term Abortions
PolitiFact has a partisan tendency to come running to Biden's defense, and liberal tendency to "fact check" arguments about Democrats backing abortion in the third trimester. This happened again on Wednesday to Derrick Van Orden, a Republican congressional candidate in Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district who narrowly lost in 2020. PolitiFact cries "Mostly False" over a tweet that says…
Did Politifact Cave to VA Dems After McAuliffe Piece? [UPDATED]
On Tuesday, we saw yet another example of the buddy-buddy relationship between the liberal media and those they want to help work to elect. A day after Virginia’s Politifact published a takedown of a misleading ad from former Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe’s campaign against Republican Glenn Youngkin, the outlet retracted it Tuesday under the auspices of “a substantial omission.”
Column: PolitiFact Isn't Partisan? Pants on Fire!
At their recent “United Facts of America Festival,” PolitiFact interviewed Sen. Mark Warner (D.-Va). Their executive director Aaron Sharockman began with some light humor, telling Warner he was one of the more accurate members of Congress. Sharockman complimented Warner for having zero "Pants on Fire" rated claims.
Explainer: How Fact Checkers Abuse Their Role To Boost Democrat Causes
Fact checkers are just as susceptible to bias and narrative-pushing as any other class of journalist. Despite this, major media organizations treat them as a source of reliably unbiased information — as do social media companies like FaceBook and Twitter, who have granted them the power to flag and remove anything they deem “misinformation.”
PolitiFact Quietly Retracts 'Pants on Fire' It Gave Tucker Carlson
Andrew Kerr at the Daily Caller reported that PolitiFact posted an Editor's Note on May 17 quietly retracting a "Pants On Fire" it gave to Tucker Carlson last September for a supposedly "debunked conspiracy theory" about the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. PolitiFact's animus against Carlson is obvious: It's…
Column: Fact Checkers Embrace the Jim Crow Smear
Liberal journalists love to align themselves with “facts and truth” and have singled out their liberal “fact checker” websites as heroes, like they are somehow the Environmental Protection Agency of political rhetoric. In reality, liberals take conservative accusations extremely literally, while the vilest liberal accusations get a free pass. President Biden can denounce GOP voter-integrity…
PolitiFact Asks Us to Back Up Our Chart; When We Did, Nothing Happened
PolitiFact is well known for hammering conservatives far harder than liberals. We have offered a series of studies showing the tilt of their "Truth-O-Meter." What happens when they attempt to flag a conservative group for falsehood...and then walk away? Let us speak from some of our own recent experience.
PolitiFact Boasts 'Fact-Checking Festival' Starring...Brian Stelter!?
Is PolitiFact proving how objective they are by holding a “fact-checking festival” from May 10 to 13 starring CNN’s Brian Stelter? No, they’re further proving they are part of the loud warp and woof of the liberal media. They're also interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Mark Warner, and Steven Hassan, who claims in all seriousness that Trump backers are a "cult."
PolitiFact POUNCED on TV Talk Fighting Back on Water Bottles at Polls
PolitiFact “pounced” on former McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes for his defense of the new Georgia election-integrity law on Fox News Sunday. They've been very aggressive in defending the left's "voting rights" talking points and attacking "restrictive" Republican proposals, and they ruled Holmes was "Mostly False."
Beware Journalists Using 'Fact Checkers' to Slam New GOP Ads on HR1
The Democrat-favoring "fact checker" websites are hard at work spinning for H.R. 1, the shameless attempt to federalize elections under the banner of "voting rights." Alayna Treene of the Washington-insider website Axios reported the National Republican Senatorial Committee will launch a "seven-figure ad campaign...targeting Democrats' effort to expand voting."
PolitiFact Checks Nutty Video Saying Biden's 'Not a Human Being'
Just how stupid does PolitiFact think Americans are? Why do they “fact check” ridiculous videos few would believe about Joe Biden? They had to rush in and say it's "Pants On Fire" to suggest Joe Biden isn't a human being.
PolitiFact Hammers Mike Pence on Voting Bill, VP Harris Gets Free Pass
Hide Your Memes! Facebook Fact Checker Attacks ‘Family Circus’ Meme
Apparently, a Facebook fact-checker’s idea of a perfect start to the weekend included censoring memes on the platform. PolitiFact provided a fact-check of a meme that poked fun at the idea of young children being able to “take hormones” and “change [their] sex.”
The image featured the father and a son from “The Family Circus,” with text that reads, "Can I have a cigarette? No,…