The online conspiracy theory about the Parkland kids was ugly, but it wasn’t the most significant lie of the year.
A Women’s March PR flack tried to spin Tablet Magazine’s expose detailing anti-Semitism and shady financial practices within the organization. She failed.
Snopes, Facebook, and others purporting to ‘fact check’ conservative frustrations with California’s new water-restrictions law are the ones misleading about its effects.
The Washington Post asserts Mike Pence selectively claimed ‘that the percentage of truly religious [citizens] in the United States have remained consistent in recent decades…’
To combat ‘fake news,’ Google is manipulating perceptions about conservative sites before people even read them. It’s a sham.
Vice President Mike Pence says something that is completely true. The Washington Post factcheckers give him three Pinocchios for his troubles.
The folks at Merriam-Webster today are too busy making the world an angrier, more divided place to be bothered with intellectual honesty.
The media can’t get enough of ‘fact checks.’ But why do they do such a horrible job with them? Here are a few particularly bad examples.
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