Fact Checkers POUNCE: 'The US Still Exists,' Biden Didn't End It!

February 5th, 2023 7:13 AM

The "independent fact-checkers" who rush to defend President Biden want everyone to know "The US still exists." PolitiFact, Lead Stories, Associated Press, and USA Today all pounced on a TikTok video claiming Biden signed away American sovereignty recently during his visit to Mexico.

Kessler the Opinion Checker Throws Pinocchios at Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson

February 2nd, 2023 12:22 PM

The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler runs their shop called “The Fact Checker.” But often, they’re just expressing hostilities – and tossing Pinocchios – at Republican opinions. They should call themselves “The Opinion Checker.” Kessler’s latest attack is a “Three Pinocchios” analysis of Senators Ron Johnson and Ted Cruz for daring to suggest Hunter Biden may have received government…

Kessler Admittedly Uses Faulty Data to Dismiss Good Guys With Guns

January 31st, 2023 1:17 PM

In a supposed “fact-check” on Tuesday, Washington Post editor and “fact checker” Glenn Kessler published an analysis to tackle the understood notion that a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. But the piece, titled “What’s more common: A ‘good guy’ without a gun — or with one?”, muddied the waters and argued that the data is incomplete and inconclusive.

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Don Lemon Spurs Giggles: Our 'Fact Checker' Checks All Powerful People

January 25th, 2023 5:34 PM

Don Lemon inspired giggles by claiming "The House speaker, Kevin McCarthy, has had his hands on the gavel for just over two weeks now, and if you're a person in power, you better believe your expert fact checker Daniel Dale is watching your words."

WashPost Rushes to 'Fact Check' on Schiff -- Their Anonymous Source?

January 23rd, 2023 8:22 AM

Washington Post chief "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler is on a partisan run again with two hostile "checks" on new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. On Sunday, Kessler appeared in the paper aggressively defending Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell against "McCarthy's specious revenge attacks" with a "Four Pinocchios" hot take. Could this be because these Democrats are major leakers to

PolitiFact Maligns 'Gays Against Groomers' on 'Gender-Affirming Care'

January 17th, 2023 10:42 PM

Here's an easy way to determine a "fact checker" isn't harping on facts, but on dismissing arguments against the Left. On Tuesday, PolitiFact lined up in solidarity with LGBTQ+ activists by throwing a "Mostly False" at the Instagram account of "Gays Against Groomers." PolitiFact dislikes this group so strongly that it wouldn't use their name and blurred it out of their reproduction of the…

Column: How 'Fact Checkers' Rushed to Defend IRS Expansion

January 11th, 2023 6:02 AM

Chief Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler broke out the “Four Pinocchios” rating under the headline “'87,000 IRS agents’ is the zombie falsehood setting the House agenda.” The IRS never announced they would hire 87,000 agents to audit your taxes, although a Treasury Department report estimated they could hire 86,852 new full-time employees.

PolitiFact in Georgia: Warnock Can't Be False, Walker Can't Tell Truth

November 28th, 2022 6:51 AM

On a daily or on a yearly basis, it’s not hard to find PolitiFact telling the public that Democrats are factual and Republicans are liars. Take the Georgia Senate race: Sen. Raphael Warnock’s ratings in 2022 are three “Mostly True” checks and one “Half True.” But Herschel Walker drew two "False" ratings, two "Mostly False", and one "Half True." There was no rating on the "True" side.

SURPRISE: PolitiFact Throws First 'Pants on Fire' at President Biden

November 3rd, 2022 11:55 AM

Something unexpected happened on Wednesday. PolitiFact gave Joe Biden his first "Pants On Fire" rating as president....twenty-two months into plenty of transparent lies, starting with the Republicans are "Jim Crow 2.0" on election laws. This was the sentence they flagged as a lie: "On my watch, for the first time in 10 years, seniors are getting an increase in their Social Security checks."…

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CNN 'Fact Checker' Daniel Dale Whacks Republicans for 'Defund' Ads

October 27th, 2022 6:24 AM

In recent weeks, CNN's "fact checker" Daniel Dale has been showing up on air to trash Republicans for making things up. On Monday, it was Republicans using "defund the police" ads against Democrats. But last Monday, Dale posted a "fact check" of Democrat abortion ads on CNN.com -- and he somehow never made it on to TV to discuss it. 

Column: The New York Times Discovers Biden's a Liar

October 12th, 2022 6:03 AM

The New York Times is signaling that they’re not wild about Joe Biden running for president again. Suddenly, they announced his statements are routinely un-factual. He's a habitual liar. Why is this discovery emerging now?

WashPost 'Fact Checker': Abrams Offers 'Rhetorical Twist' on Denialism

October 10th, 2022 11:43 AM

In Sunday’s paper Washington Post “Fact Checker” sought to downplay the “election denialism” of Stacey Abrams. She wasn’t a Liar to say she “won” her 2018 election for governor of Georgia, or to say it was “stolen from the people of Georgia. No, it was merely twisty rhetoric, no cartoon Pinocchios needed. 

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PolitiFact Cries 'Pants on Fire' When Late-Term Abortions = 'Preemies'

October 6th, 2022 9:04 AM

The liberal "fact checkers" despite any Republican attempt to describe Democrat candidates as extreme on abortion -- even as Democrats in Congress moved to pass a bill to "codify" Roe vs. Wade that would eliminate limits on abortion in all 50 states. The latest example came from PolitiFact in the Wisconsin Senate race. Check this angry headline for a "Pants On Fire" rating...

PolitiFact Refuses To Give Vance's True Claim About Ryan A True Rating

October 5th, 2022 1:08 PM

Ohio GOP Senate nominee J.D. Vance has a new ad attacking Democrat Tim Ryan for proclaiming “I don’t answer to any political party” while, in Vance’s words, “Tim votes with Biden, Pelosi 100 percent.” This would appear to be a straightforward fact-check for PolitiFact’s Amy Sherman, but instead of simply labeling Vance’s ad “true” or “mostly true,” Sherman somehow managed to only give it a…