Tag: fact checking

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Google & Washpo Are Asked: ‘What Is It Called When a Fact Check Needs Fact Checking?’

Google searches about the claim that the Palestinian Authority pays terrorists includes a Washington Post fact check rating of “Two Pinocchios,” despite the New York Times recently issuing the “correction of the year” admitting that the PA does indeed pay terrorists — leading to fresh concerns about the quality of fact-checking by the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe.

HARTFORD, CT - APRIL 21: Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughs during the Hartford Gun Violence Prevention Discussion on April 21, 2016 in Hartford, Connecticut. Hillary Clinton held a panel discussion with families of victims of gun violence as she campaigned in Connecticut ahead of Tuesday's …

Politifact: ‘Mostly False’ That Clinton Wanted ‘Open Borders’

Politifact, which purports to be a fact-checking website, gave Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump a “mostly false” rating for claiming that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, wants “open borders” — even though she said she did.

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CNN, NBC Use Bogus ‘Fact Check’ to Cover for Hillary Clinton on Email Scandal

CNN and NBC both attempted to “fact check” claims made during the second presidential debate about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, particularly Donald Trump’s claims that she tried to “acid wash” 33,000 emails on her secret private server. And both networks did their best to cover up for Clinton — laughably so.

FORT PIERCE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech on national service at Sunrise Theatre on September 30, 2016 in Fort Pierce, Florida. Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Florida. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Poll: Mere 29% Trust Media ‘Fact-Checking’

Only 29 percent of likely American voters “trust media fact-checking of candidates’ comments,” according to a late September survey from Rasmussen Reports, while a prior poll indicated presidential debate moderators would help Clinton over Trump.

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Five Times Lester Holt Shilled for Hillary Clinton at First Debate

NBC News’ Lester Holt had his “Candy Crowley” moment at the first debate of the 2016 presidential election on Monday night, bowing to pressure from the Hillary Clinton campaign and the liberal media by “fact-checking” Republican nominee Donald Trump on the question of his support for the Iraq War.

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How CNN Muzzled Victims’ Voices at Republican National Convention

CNN cut away from speakers who spoke out against illegal immigration at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Monday night, turning instead to its daily stable of talking heads, and coming back for a conventional politician’s speech.

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Washington Post’s Erik Wemple – The Breitbart News Interview, Part 2

In part two of our three-part interview, and with our encouragement, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple did most of the interviewing. Along with the recent uproars over Tucker Carlson, Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly, we discussed the media’s handling of

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Ted Cruz vs. Media’s Dark Art Of Highly Selective Fact-Checking

The exact number of agents working for the IRS is not relevant to either the joke Cruz was making, or the serious and legitimate point underlying it: the same government that pronounces itself utterly helpless to keep track of immigration scofflaws, or secure the border, is very aggressive about keeping tabs on law-abiding taxpayers.

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WaPo: ‘Does John Kerry Have a Brian Williams Problem?’

Serial embellisher and current Secretary of State John Kerry got the full boat of four Pinnochios from a brutal Washington Post fact check that compares the failed Democrat presidential contender to disgraced NBC News anchor Brian Williams. Earlier this week,