PolitiFact Tags It FALSE That Biden/Harris 'Distrusted COVID Vaccines'

July 26th, 2021 2:27 PM

PolitiFact’s aggressive defense of Biden and Harris popped up again on Friday. They tagged it as “False” for a Tik-Tok video that “Says Joe Biden and Kamala Harris distrusted COVID-19 vaccines.” The quotes in the video are all accurate, but they caused Facebook to flag the video as “Missing Context.” As in – the editing is too negative for their liking.

Column: Republicans Did Not Defund the Police

July 14th, 2021 6:01 AM

Here’s an easy test to see whether fact-checking websites can make any claim to be “independent” and nonpartisan in tone. Biden staffers claimed Republicans “defunded the police.” That’s a bald-faced lie.

Meme Lawsuit Dismissed in Free Speech Win

July 10th, 2021 9:00 AM

A lawsuit targeting a pro-Trump meme has been dismissed.

PolitiFact Cries FALSE on Biden Backing Subsidized Late-Term Abortions

July 1st, 2021 7:12 AM

PolitiFact has a partisan tendency to come running to Biden's defense, and  liberal tendency to "fact check" arguments about Democrats backing abortion in the third trimester. This happened again on Wednesday to Derrick Van Orden, a Republican congressional candidate in Wisconsin's 3rd congressional district who narrowly lost in 2020. PolitiFact cries "Mostly False" over a tweet that says…

Soros-Funded Fact-Checkers: ‘No Evidence’ COVID Came from Chinese Lab

Business
June 3rd, 2021 1:09 PM

So much for the facts. A U.K.-based fact-checking outlet financed by liberal billionaire George Soros tried as early as February 2020, to swat down the idea that COVID-19 had leaked from a laboratory in communist China.

WashPost 'Fact Check' Headline LIES on Biden's Coal-Miner Ancestor LIE

May 30th, 2021 10:49 PM

Fact-checkers came running to President Biden's defense again. In Sunday's Washington Post, "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler had an article headlined "Biden's claim that his 'great grand-pop' was a coal miner mostly pans out." But if you read the actual article...it doesn't pan out. 

AP ‘Fact Check’ Tries to Protect Biden from Rising Gas Prices

Business
May 27th, 2021 5:53 PM

The Associated Press (AP) tried to run cover for President Joe Biden by gaslighting readers on his role in rising gas prices.

 

PolitiFact Quietly Retracts 'Pants on Fire' It Gave Tucker Carlson

May 20th, 2021 11:06 PM

Andrew Kerr at the Daily Caller reported that PolitiFact posted an Editor's Note on May 17 quietly retracting a "Pants On Fire" it gave to Tucker Carlson last September for a supposedly "debunked conspiracy theory" about the origins of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China. PolitiFact's animus against Carlson is obvious: It's…

NEW NewsBusters Podcast: Sister Toldjah on Fractured Fact Checks, CNN

May 5th, 2021 7:50 PM

In the latest NewsBusters Podcast, Sister Toldjah of RedState talks about how the "fact checkers" have grown suddenly lazy under Joe Biden, and how angry CNN media writer Oliver Darcy blocked her on Twitter over Tucker Carlson.

Column: Fact Checkers Embrace the Jim Crow Smear

May 5th, 2021 6:08 AM

Liberal journalists love to align themselves with “facts and truth” and have singled out their liberal “fact checker” websites as heroes, like they are somehow the Environmental Protection Agency of political rhetoric. In reality, liberals take conservative accusations extremely literally, while the vilest liberal accusations get a free pass. President Biden can denounce GOP voter-integrity…

STUDY: PolitiFact's 8 Times as Likely to Defend Biden Than Check Him

May 4th, 2021 8:10 AM

Our new study finds that four years ago, PolitiFact offered 52 fact checks with a “Truth-O-Meter” ruling of Donald Trump in his first 100 days, while in the same period this year, PolitiFact offered just 13 fact checks of President Biden. On its website, PolitiFact splits its Biden verdicts into “Facts Checks Of Biden” and “Fact Checks About Biden.” Our review of the first 100 days…

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CBS Lauds ‘Progressive’ Biden’s ‘Bold’ Speech of ‘Simplicity’

April 29th, 2021 3:03 AM

Though not as over-the-top as NBC following President Biden’s Wednesday night address to Congress, CBS made sure viewers knew they were thoroughly behind his speech, calling it a speech consisting of “a broad, bold new plan” for America built on “bipartisan appeal,” lowering “the temperature,” and “simplicity” even though it was “very progressive.”

WashPost Fact Checker Tags Tim Scott with Exaggerating Family History

April 23rd, 2021 4:13 PM

On Thursday, Republicans announced that Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina would offer the GOP response to President Biden’s address to Congress. By Friday morning, The Washington Post “Fact Checker” jumped into investigating Senator Scott’s story about his grandfather. Conservative Twitter had a field day with this

Bias on Display: AP Defends Democrat’s H.R. 1 Against Concerns

April 22nd, 2021 9:18 AM

Facebook’s fact-checkers are covering for the left’s huge election power grab in H.R. 1. A far left AP fact-checker spent 850 words trying, and failing, to debunk a graphic about the bill. AP News fact-checked a graphic from the Media Research Center on Facebook and claimed it was “missing context.” In reality, the AP fact-checker, far-left reporter Terrence Fraser, just didn’t like the…