NBC Hypes Garbage ‘Study’ Claiming Conservatives Read More Fake News

July 31st, 2023 10:11 AM

According to NBC News, a “landmark study” by 27 “academic researchers” has concluded that conservatives in America are far more likely than their left-wing counterparts to consume news from untrustworthy sources. We’re all supposed to take this immensely seriously, but even a cursory look at the study reveals a host of embarrassing problems with the methodology.

PolitiFact Defends 'Chestfeeding' For Transgender 'Dads'

July 29th, 2023 12:27 PM

Grace Abels, “a staff writer focused on LGBTQ issues,” for PolitiFact came out with an explainer piece on Friday that sought to defend the practice of “chestfeeding” for “people who identify as men or as nonbinary.” Seriously, this is a fact-checking outlet.

PolitiFact Defends Harris On Florida's 'Offensive' History Standards

July 25th, 2023 12:00 PM

PolitiFact waded into the controversy surrounding Florida’s new history standards by rating Vice President Kamala Harris “mostly true” for her statement that the state is teaching “enslaved people benefited from slavery.” To reach such a conclusion the trio of Sofia Bliss-Carrascosa, Louis Jacobson, and Amy Sherman had to tie themselves into a giant pretzel by simply downplaying evidence…


Fact Checker Says Kamala 'Did NOT Suggest' What She Clearly Suggested

July 18th, 2023 8:30 AM

Vice President Kamala Harris committed another gaffe on Friday. But LeadStories.com -- an important "independent fact-checker" that Facebook uses to crush "misinformation" openly claimed that Harris "Did NOT Suggest" what she obviously suggested.

PolitiFact Flags Fox on NEA Recommending 'Gender Queer' for Summer

July 15th, 2023 10:05 PM

The liberals at PolitiFact flagged Fox News as "False" on July 11 as it sought to defend the "banned" book Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. Fox made an error, reporting the National Education Association promoted the graphically sexual book to kids, when they were promoting it as summer reading for teachers.


Camerota Fails At Fact-Checking Casey DeSantis On Child Mutilation

July 7th, 2023 10:15 AM

CNN Tonight host Alisyn Camerota tried and failed to fact-check an ad featuring Casey DeSantis where she touted her husband Ron’s record of banning “child mutilation.” As Camerota tells it, DeSantis’s team admits they have no proof of such events ever happening, but that is not true.


Snopes Drops True Rating After Citing No Scientists On Musk, Sub Comms

June 22nd, 2023 1:57 PM

The problem with fact-checkers is not that checking facts is useless, but that their status as guardians of the truth is not justified. When OceanGate’s mini-sub went missing near the wreck of Titanic, some critics of Elon Musk used the opportunity to score political points by promoting his Twitter competitors by declaring that his company Starlink was being utilized for…


PolitiFact: Biden's 'Mostly True' That Gays Are Thrown Out of Eateries

June 19th, 2023 6:55 AM

PolitiFact supported President Biden as "Mostly True" on Friday for his comments at a "Pride" celebration at the White House on June 10. Pushing the so-called "Equality Act," Biden said "When a person can be married in the morning and thrown out of a restaurant for being gay in the afternoon, something is still very wrong in America,"

Snopes: Anti-Catholic Hate Group Not a Hate Group Because SPLC Says So

June 15th, 2023 1:37 PM

On June 9, the intrepid fact-checkers at Snopes decided that the anti-Catholic Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence is not a hate group. Why? Because they themselves say so and the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center does not list them as such.


PolitiFact Skips 'Truth-o-Meter' When Conservatives Are...On Target

June 8th, 2023 11:33 AM

PolitiFact has shown no hesitation when it comes to rating conservative claims about Target false, but when it came to a recent true claim from The Daily Wire and Fox News, about Target funding GLSEN, an activist group that favors concealing child transitions from parents, author Madison Czopek declined to give them a true rating on Wednesday, likely because PolitiFact believes such…

WashPost Throws Four Pinocchios at Nikki Haley to Echo Lefty Twitter

June 7th, 2023 10:55 AM

For the leftists on Twitter, the most "notorious" moment of Nikki Haley's CNN town hall with Jake Tapper was her assertion that biological boys in the locker room were spurring suicidal thoughts among girls. Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler then followed quickly behind and threw Four Pinocchios -- "Pants on Fire" Lie! -- at Haley for daring to say such a thing. 

PolitiFact Torches Straw Man To Rate DeSantis 'False' On Book Banning

June 1st, 2023 12:00 PM

After launching his presidential campaign on Twitter Spaces, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was condemned by PolitiFact for his assertion that Florida has not banned any books. That summary did not give DeSantis a rating for his claims, but on Wednesday PolitiFact returned to the claim and rated it “false.” Yet, the article itself suggests that a “false” rating is overzealous and is ultimately…


CNN Suggests GOP Is Against the Public Good Citing IRS Spending Cuts

May 30th, 2023 5:11 PM

CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans criticized Republicans for the amount of money the potential budget deal allotted to the IRS on Tuesday. The proposed plan included $60 billion for the IRS as opposed to the $80 billion that Democrats favored. Romans portrayed Republicans as opposed to the public good because they didn’t want to increase the bureaucracy’s budget. She failed to…

PolitiFact Attacks DeSantis's Twitter Campaign Forum

May 25th, 2023 11:46 AM

How many PolitiFact fact-checkers does it take to fact-check a presidential announcement? Apparently four, as that is how many reporters it took to assess seven statements from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s Wednesday campaign launch on Twitter Spaces.