Snopes Claims Biden Didn't Wear Hard Hat Backwards (He Did)

January 27th, 2024 3:33 PM

David Emery, one of the fact-checking sleuths at Snopes, defended President Joe Biden on Friday against accusations that he wore a hard hat backwards during a recent photo op in Wisconsin. The only problem for Emery and Biden is that Biden did wear the hat backwards.

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PBS Mocks Trump's 'No Wars' Claim, Urges Reading WashPost Fact-Check

January 22nd, 2024 6:42 AM

PBS’s weekly political roundtable show Washington Week with The Atlantic lamented that Republican voters would never heed the wisdom of the Washington Post’s fact checker. In the latest edition, two Atlantic staffers responded to comments by Wall Street Journal reporter Nancy Youssef considering how potential candidates Biden and Trump could respond to the current…

CNN's 'Fact Checkers' Avoid the Facts to Rally Around Biden

January 13th, 2024 4:00 PM

Say what? This week, after his court appearance in New York where he is being prosecuted by New York Democrat Attorney General Letitia James, former President Donald Trump said in an appearance before cameras. 

Column: Joe Biden Launches 2024 Campaign with Fact-Checker Silence

January 10th, 2024 6:08 AM

President Joe Biden kicked off his re-election campaign with two speeches filled with his usual fact-challenged bombast. But since checking that might sound like “normalizing” bombastic Donald Trump, the “independent fact checkers” have filed nothing after his speech near Valley Forge on January 5 and his speech in Charleston on January 8.

NY Times 'Fact Checker' Says It's 'False' That FBI Targeted Catholics

January 6th, 2024 6:29 AM

The New York Times issued a sad “Fact Check” against claims of anti-Catholic persecution made by Donald Trump, mounting a reaction in the FBI’s defense that would have been seen as pathetic from a journalistic outlet in the pre-Trump era: “Biden’s Christian ‘Persecution’? We Assess Trump’s Recent Claims.” To make Trump a liar, Fichera went to frankly embarrassing lengths to tell the…

NBC ‘Misinformation’ Reporter DESTROYED for Downplaying Claudine Gay

December 22nd, 2023 1:24 PM

As the in-house ‘misinformation’ expert at NBC, Ben Collins peddles enough falsehoods to kill a fully grown African bull elephant. On Thursday when Ben took to X (formerly Twitter) to whine that some media outlets were actually covering the plagiarism scandal plaguing Harvard president Claudine Gay, commentators from across the political spectrum united to rake him over the coals.

'YIKES': PolitiFact Founder Urges More Social-Media Suppression

December 20th, 2023 4:00 PM

Bill Adair, a founder of PolitiFact, has a new piece at Nieman Lab complaining that "fact-checking is failing," that the old standard of posting your fact checks on a website isn’t working. The old standard of "informing democracy" isn't working, and he’s upset that conservatives and Republicans don’t trust fact checkers. But the problem isn’t their obvious tilt, it’s that their suppression…

NewsBusters Podcast: When 'Fact Checkers' Sound Like Lefty Columnists

December 15th, 2023 11:59 PM

They describe themselves as "independent fact-checkers," but they're not. They sound like liberal columnists, which is why conservatives and Republicans disdain their partisan rulings. Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren have been "fact checked" very, very differently in the last decade. Alex Christy discusses the chapter he wrote with Brent Baker in the new book A Future for the News.

Apples and Bananas: The Necessity of Differentiating Facts and Opinion

December 15th, 2023 9:00 AM

In response to Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, CNN International’s Christiane Amanpour, whose show is simulcast in the United States on PBS, wrote, “Now, more than ever, we need to commit to real reporting across a real nation, a real world in which journalism and democracy are in mortal peril, including by foreign powers like Russia paying to churn out and place false news, and hacking into…

PolitiFact Picks Fight With DeSantis For Admiring Calvin Coolidge

December 7th, 2023 12:23 PM

To close out the Wednesday GOP Presidential Debate, the Washington Free Beacon’s Eliana Johnson asked the candidates which former president they would draw inspiration from and for his choice, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis selected Calvin Coolidge. For some reason, PolitiFact decided to fact-check this.

PolitiFact Refuses To Give Haley 'True' Rating For True China Claim

December 5th, 2023 10:00 AM

There are only three things certain in life: death, taxes, and professional fact-checkers condemning Republican politicians for lamenting the small size of the U.S. Navy. The latest installment in this nearly-decade long exercise of opinion-checking disguised as fact-checking came on Monday as PolitiFacat’s Louis Jacobson only gave presidential candidate Nikki Haley a “half-true” rating for…

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WashPost's Kessler Shames Biden For Claiming Hamas Beheaded Babies

November 28th, 2023 1:23 PM

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler has found a topic on which to consistently shame President Joe Biden: being too much against Hamas. Earlier, Kessler condemned Biden for not trusting Hamas’s casualty reports despite admitting combatant deaths are lumped in with non-combatants and on Wednesday, Kessler added the claim that Hamas beheaded Israeli babies.

Facebook's Fact-Checkers Differ on KJP's Cost of Thanksgiving Claim

November 22nd, 2023 12:56 PM

PolitiFact and Factcheck.org are both part of Facebook’s fact-checking program that rates and suppresses online content, but what is Facebook to do when the two have a disagreement? A Wednesday article from PolitiFact rates a claim about the cost of Thanksgiving from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre “mostly true,” while Factcheck.org accused both her and the RNC of partisan…

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The Lamest, DUMBEST 'Fact Checks' of the Third GOP Presidential Debate

November 9th, 2023 8:10 AM

One of the concepts that put Republicans on edge during live events is the leftist media promising "fact checking in real time." It always carries the potential to be even worse than their "fact checking" that isn't rushed. Here are some of the lamest, dumbest fact checks from the third presidential debate in Miami.