NewsBusters Podcast: 'Fact Checkers' or DNC 'Flying Monkeys'?

September 23rd, 2022 10:01 PM

Stephen Kruiser of PJ Media said it was "beyond ludicrous" for liberal media outlets to have "fact checkers" when they sound like "flying monkeys" for the Democrats (like The Wizard of Oz.) Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler claims you can't say Democrats favor no limits on abortions -- which is true -- because late-term abortions are rare and whenever they happen,…

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Kessler Twice Falsely Defends Democrats' Pro-Abortion Spin

September 22nd, 2022 4:04 PM

Glenn Kessler defended Democrats on abortion not once, but twice on Thursday and both times the Washington Post’s resident fact-checker got his facts wrong.

PolitiFact Helper: Tim Ryan 'Mostly True,' J.D. Vance 'Mostly False'

September 18th, 2022 7:03 AM

On Saturday, PolitiFact's Twitter account hinted at how they're tilting their "fact-checking" in the Ohio Senate race. Tim Ryan is overwhelmingly True, and J.D. Vance is typically False. 

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Most 'Fact Checkers' Have Ignored Jean-Pierre Whoppers at White House

September 15th, 2022 7:57 AM

Nikolas Lanum at Fox News reports that nearly every major fact-checker has completely ignored White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre since she took over for Jen Psaki. Fox has energetically pointed out KJP preposterously claimed no one walks across the Southern border, which no "fact checker" touched.

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PolitiFact Lets Al Gore Smear Away, But Rushes to Defend AOC PR Stunt

July 31st, 2022 4:02 PM

This is how tilted PolitiFact is: there was no "fact check" on Al Gore going on national TV and saying "climate deniers" are like the police in Uvalde that let children be murdered, but former Rep. Doug Collins drew a "False" for saying on Fox Business that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar got "fake arrests" on Capitol Hill to protest abortion.

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WashPost 'Fact Checkers' Now Fighting with 'RNC Research' Twitter

July 24th, 2022 8:39 AM

In the Trump era, the Washington Post 'Fact Checker' squad kept a gaudy list of President Trump's "lies and false statements" and even put together a book titled Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth. But under Biden? The same squad is rushing to Biden's defense, most recently in attacking the "RNC Research" account on Twitter.

Here’s the Real Problem With the ‘Fact-Check Industrial Complex’

July 21st, 2022 4:04 PM

President Joe Biden's clumsy flub lit up the internet last week after he read the teleprompter's private instructions to “repeat the line” during a White House speech on pro-abortion tactics.

Free Beacon Mocks Biden-Backing 'Fact Checkers' as Democrat Spinners

July 17th, 2022 7:25 AM

Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler huffed and puffed on Tuesday about "The misplaced outrage over Hunter Biden and U.S. oil reserves bought by China." One of the "liars" in this outrage was the Washington Free Beacon. In an editorial, they replied "We at the Washington Free Beacon love the fact-checkers. When they’re 'fact-checking' us, we know we must be…

PolitiFact: 'Mostly False' to Say Some States Have No Abortion Limits

July 14th, 2022 7:02 AM

PolitiFact has a tremendously annoying habit of tagging pro-life groups as "Mostly False" for saying something that's True. Blue states like Oregon, Vermont, and New Mexico have no prohibitions on abortions. But somehow it's "Mostly False" to say you can get an abortion at any time for any reason.

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PolitiFact Claims Biden's 'Mostly True'! USA Now an Abortion 'Outlier'

June 26th, 2022 7:28 PM

PolitiFact’s routine tendency to defend President Biden’s accuracy in his public proclamations continued within hours of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision on Friday. Biden claimed America was now an “outlier among developed nations” in the world. They ruled "Mostly True"! In truth, America was an outlier before Friday.

PolitiFact Slams DeSantis Press Aide for 'Harassment,' She Slams Back

June 14th, 2022 11:09 PM

Florida-based PolitiFact picked a fight with Christina Pushaw, the press secretary for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and she didn’t shrink from the fight. PolitiFact editor Angie Drobnic Holan wrote a fundraising piece titled “PolitiFact reporters face online harassment; we keep fact-checking anyway.“

NY Times 'Fact Checker' Nitpicks Cruz, Trump Remarks at NRA Meeting

May 31st, 2022 12:42 PM

On Friday, New York Times "fact checker" Linda Qiu evaluated claims made by Sen. Ted Cruz and former president Donald Trump at the NRA convention in Houston. Her nitpicking of Cruz as "misleading" and "exaggerating" was especially selective and shape-shifting.

REPORT: Even Facebook Fact-Checkers Disagree on ‘Energy Independence’

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May 24th, 2022 11:49 AM

Facebook and Instagram censored conservatives for their American energy independence statements even though fact-checkers disagreed on essential facts underlying the censored posts.

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AP Runs Pathetic Fact-Check Defending Biden Disinformation Czar

May 17th, 2022 6:58 PM

The Associated Press desperately tried to defend the self-proclaimed “Mary Poppins of disinformation” from her own words and ended up undercutting itself in the process.