Era of Media Fact Checkers Intimidating Republicans Is Over
A media fact-checker walks into a bar with a duck on his head.
Bartender asks, "Can I help you?"
Duck says, "Yeah, get this liar off my ass."
It's official; the term "fact checker" is now a punchline.
For four long years, I've waited for these disgracefully partisan left-wing fact checkers to implode, and this morning and last night it finally happened. And it happened under the weight of their own lies and shameless Obama-shilling.
This was inevitable after Politifact claimed that Barack Obama's increase in federal spending was lower than any modern president. No, really.
This was inevitable when The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler called Romney a liar for saying a president who didn’t got to Israel didn't go to Israel. No, really.
This was inevitable because the lies and misdirection and partisan flacking was getting so desperate, a tipping point had to be in sight, and last night it finally tipped.
Last night, before the applause had even died after VP nominee Paul Ryan's masterful speech, CNN's Wolf Blitzer was calling Ryan a liar. Before the echoes of Ryan's last words had even faded, Blitzer was telling America the fact-checkers would take issue with the speech.
Within minutes afterwards, the lying, disgraced media fact-checkers dutifully followed suit with a flurry of lying, disgraced checking of Ryan's facts.
This was undoubtedly pre-planned and organized between Team Obama and his Media Palace Guards.
Hilariously, even though Paul Ryan never blamed Obama for closing a GM plant in his hometown or said the closing occurred during the Obama administration, the fact-checkers said he did and that Ryan was a liar for saying so. What's even more hilarious is that the GM plant did close down months after Obama took office. Keep in mind here, I'm not talking about left-wing sites. I'm talking about CNN, PolitiFact, The Washington Post…
It is the mainstream media doing this.
My guess is that Obama and the media set up this plan weeks ago. We've caught them red-handed conspiring in the past. After all, what better way to undermine and take the the air out a major candidate's speech than to make the next day's Narrative all about "The Lie"?
And this is what the media's been doing throughout the campaign, using lies and wild distractions to throw Team Romney off track in order to smother his message and keep him on defense.
But in desperation, last night these left-wing water carriers disguised as fact-checkers made a couple of fatal mistakes. First off, it was achingly obvious what they were up to -- that this wasn't about journalism but rather an act of naked and desperate partisanship. Secondly, in their heated desperation to get this Narrative built, they overreached on the GM plant closing. And…
Because Breitbart is everywhere, We The People said "enough."
It was like an explosion, really.
On Twitter and at sites like Hot Air, NRO, Red State, and Townhall, the pushback was sharp, immediate, and in-your-face. This pushback started immediately after Ryan's speech and 14 hours later it still rages.
Other than Twitter, there are other high points: Guy Benson not only dismantled the fact checkers' GM lies, he dismantled all the lies about Ryan's speech the "fact-checkers" told last night. Jennifer Rubin went so far as to slam her own employer.
Yes, this is a turning point.
To his great credit, our nominee Mitt Romney was ahead of this curve in refusing to cave (as John McCain often did) to these Obama-worshipping propagandists. Drop dead, Romney told the media fact checkers, and he did so publicly.
Never again will these left-wing hacks have an impact on American politics beyond being just another Democrat Talking Point Machine like every other "objective" media outlet. Never again will Republican candidates cower before these liars.
This is huge loss for the corrupt media. And they know it. But they Kamikazee'd themselves for Obama and only have themselves to blame.
Yep, the jig is up. The mask has been removed. Media fact-checkers lie, they've always lied, and now everyone is calling them liars.
Today is a great day for truth and democracy.
Don’t get me wrong, the fight against these disgraceful fact-checkers must never cease. But today the tide of battle turned and, if we are vigilant, we will live to see the end of this disgraceful era.
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