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Column: PolitiFact's Pants-On-Fire Claims of Neutrality

September 4th, 2020 6:46 AM

This is Joe Biden’s five PolitiFact rulings for the month of August: Mostly True, Mostly True, Mostly True, Mostly True, and Mostly True. Now let’s compare that to “Truth-O-Meter” rulings for August for President Trump.  Let’s see: Mostly False, False, False, False, Mostly False, Half True, False, False, False, Mostly False, False, Pants on Fire, False, Pants on Fire, and False. 

GOP Rages at PolitiFact Tagging John James 'Mostly False' But Accurate

September 1st, 2020 10:53 PM

Republicans are pulling out their hair again as PolitiFact uncorked another one of those strange rulings on Monday where they say the facts are "accurate" but it's still "Mostly False." Because they are not "fact checkers" as much as "context checkers," and they don't like Democrats being taken out of context. The Republican in this case is John James of Michigan, running against incumbent…

Media ‘Fact-Checkers’ Are ‘Lying’ About Biden’s Pro-Abortion Stance

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August 27th, 2020 4:51 PM

Even the abortion-worshipping mainstream media isn’t so delusional as to think that the Biden-Harris presidential ticket’s stance on abortion is a good look for your average American voter.

Why No Pinocchios or 'Pants on Fire' Ratings for Biden's Big Speech?

August 24th, 2020 8:36 PM

CNN's Brian Stelter accurately reflected the liberal arrogance that Biden's speech must have been "largely accurate," but there were some obvious red flags in this speech that a truly objective fact watchdog should have evaluated as something less than accurate, and often False.

Twitter Moments Lunges with Fact Checkers to Spin for Dems 'Under God'

August 23rd, 2020 4:41 PM

Twitter Moments is as biased in curating the campaign as the “independent fact checkers.” It would figure that the Democratic convention would cause them all to fact check…..the Republicans, not the Democrats. Promoted at the top of the Moments this morning was this gem: "The DNC did not remove the phrase 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance, Snopes and PolitiFact confirm."

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AP Fact Checks Cory Booker Boasting About Minimum Wage

August 21st, 2020 1:29 PM

As Jazz Shaw at Hot Air pointed out, the AP Fact Check team has flagged another Democrat convention speech, this time Senator Cory "Spartacus" Booker's minimum wage remarks on Thursday night

AP Fact Check Flags Michelle Obama on Kids 'Thrown Into Cages'

August 18th, 2020 1:01 PM

The Associated Press “Fact Check” squad overwhelmingly focuses on Donald Trump, but they probably shocked their media clients on Tuesday by flagging Michelle Obama’s pre-taped convention speech as repeating distortions about a policy starting under Obama.

USA TODAY 'Fact Check' Flags Lefty Instagram Post Office Conspiracies

August 17th, 2020 1:27 PM

The wild conspiracy theories sowed by the Democrats about intentional delays at the Post Office are at odds with the “independent fact checkers.” Ella Lee at USA Today declared it “Partly False” that “President Trump is intentionally…

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WashPost 'Fact Checker' Is Drubbing Donald, Going AWOL on Joe

August 14th, 2020 9:46 PM

Now that the Democratic ticket has been set and the (virtual) convention is about to launch, it's a good time to evaluate how tilted The Washington Post "Fact Checker" is when it comes to not just Trump and Biden, but to all Republicans and all Democrats. Since June 1, they've thrown 100 Pinocchios at the Republicans, and just 16 at Democrats. They've assigned 69 Pinocchios to President Trump…

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Heritage Foundation Takes on WashPost 'Fact' Whacking of Mike Pence

August 11th, 2020 1:18 PM

Voting expert Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation took on Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler after he awarded “Four Pinocchios” to Vice President Mike Pence. The veep told Martha McCallum on Fox News that voter fraud is “real,” which unfortunately has to be said when the liberal media suggests routinely it’s almost nonexistent. 

PolitiFact Throws 'Mostly False' Flag at Dan Bongino Facebook Page

August 8th, 2020 6:43 AM

Matt Palumbo at Bongino.com took issue with the extremely biased nature of PolitiFact's "Truth-O-Meter" in assessing "facts." The controversy? This week, President Trump signed an executive order to prevent illegal immigrants from being counted for the purposes of re-apportioning congressional districts after the 2020 census.

PolitiFact Rules Pence's Accurate Quotes of Biden Were 'Mostly False'

July 23rd, 2020 10:57 PM

Vice President Mike Pence drew a "Mostly False" recently from PolitiFact for telling a Philadelphia gathering of police officers that "Joe Biden said that well-armed police, in his words, ‘become the enemy’ and he said that he would ‘absolutely cut funding for law enforcement.’" He quoted Biden accurately, but PolitiFact ruled "Mostly False."

Snopes Labors to Avoid the Word 'Terrorist' for Convicted Bomb-Carrier

July 21st, 2020 10:39 PM

Snopes.com felt compelled to fact check the question "Did a 'convicted terrorist' sit on the board of a BLM funding body?" The answer is yes, Susan Rosenberg, convicted of being caught with 740 pounds of explosives and an Uzi, is on the board of a Black Lives Matter funder. But Snopes says the word "terrorist" is not well-defined.

TILT: PolitiFact Angrily Obsesses Over Trump, Goes Soft on Biden

July 9th, 2020 7:37 AM

A new Media Research Study of PolitiFact "Truth-O-Meter" ratings for 2019 and the first half of 2020 shows a dramatic tilt against the Republicans. Donald Trump was tagged as "Mostly False" or worse in 132, articles, compared to Joe Biden's 23. Trump was slammed as "Pants on Fire" in 37 articles, compared to just one for Biden.