The Democrats’ theme for the evening was ‘facts, not fear.’ Many major media also adopted the same theme.
The online conspiracy theory about the Parkland kids was ugly, but it wasn’t the most significant lie of the year.
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…’
Read the bill. There is no religious exemption. There is no restriction to mental health professionals. This is not simply a ‘gay conversion ban.’
So-called fact-checking outfit PolitiFact is fine with considering cost-of-living differences in California or New York, just not in Oklahoma.
To combat ‘fake news,’ Google is manipulating perceptions about conservative sites before people even read them. It’s a sham.
So Mike Pence is a lying liar for saying a totally anodyne true thing. But when Elizabeth Warren says a thing there’s no evidence for and no one can prove, media rushes to justify and obfuscate.
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.
PolitiFact presents itself as a nonpartisan truth umpire, but here’s the story behind how its metrics are biased against Republicans and highly attuned to political winds.
Mitt Romney did not seem to be a particularly egregious liar, nor does Hillary Clinton seem the single most honest politician to run for president in the last 10 years. Yet PolitiFact says it’s true.
Politico appears to publish Democrat talking points as ‘facts,’ if a recent hit on Tom Price, Donald Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Health and Human Services, is any indication.
The most salient and effective tools in the pro-life arsenal are the cold, hard facts about abortion: it is a medical procedure that kills innocent human beings. That’s why the Left avoids the truth.
At offering Americans a ‘fair shake,’ neither tax-exempt organization measures up. Unfortunately, coverage of the two foundations is also often unfair.
PolitiFact claims Ted Cruz’s assertions about Hillary Clinton are ‘false.’ We give Politifact a flaming giant liar rating on the Truth-O-Meter.
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