Over the past several years, dressed up in official-sounding titles, the fact-checkers have allied themselves with some of the most powerful private companies to have ever existed.
Despite Maddow’s claims this plasma treatment ‘is against the recommendation of FDA scientists and the NIH and Dr. Fauci,’ the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and Dr. Anthony Fauci recently endorsed it.
In the latest illustration that Trump Derangement Syndrome has broken legacy media, USA Today accused the Trump campaign of using Nazi imagery for an eagle picture on a T-shirt.
Twitter placed a ‘public interest notice’ over Trump’s law enforcement tweet Tuesday, claiming it violated Twitter’s ‘policy against abusive behavior.’
The fact-checking website Snopes.com, wrote a “fact-check” article questioning the satirical nature of the Babylon Bee.
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.
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