Skip to comments.Factcheck.org -- A Fraudulent "Fact Check" Site Funded By Biased Political Group
Posted on 08/28/2012 10:47:46 AM PDT by bronxville
Factcheck.org -- A Fraudulent "Fact Check" Site Funded By Biased Political Group
If you wanted to use a devious method to deceive people who are trying to differentiate between truth and lies on the Internet how would you do it? If you were extremely devious and had no conscience, you might set up a Web site with some official and unbiased sounding name that claims to be the encyclopedia of truth to be used as a tool for anyone who has the same biased view and wants to make believe to "back it up" with what they would like you to think is "indisputable fact."
That is exactly what Web sites like factcheck.org are. They are biased, politically motivated propaganda Web sites, manned and funded by biased political organizations who set up the sites for the sole purpose of deviously "backing up" the political arguments of those who hold the same views that they do. It's kind of like you have a friend who is in on your lie, and you use him to back up your story and don't tell anyone else he is your friend.
Just because they use a name that implies unbiased assessments, doesn't mean that they provide them. You can call your Web site anything you want. I can set up a web site called thetruth.org or realfacts.com or stopthelies.org and post any kind of biased political propaganda I want on it. The name means nothing. And in the case of sites like factcheck.org, the name is intentionally misleading and deceptive. But it isn't the only so called "fact check" site that is a fraud. There are others.
Think about it. Would you rely on any particular Web site to get the "truth?" Anyone honest would tell you that you should NOT rely solely on them to get your facts. You should get them by considering many different and sources, with different points of view and opinions and arrive at what you believe to be the truth by using your own God given senses. Only con artists purport to be the de facto source of truth.
If you look behind the scenes at these phony "fact check" sites, you find that they are funded by organizations with political biases. You must always ask yourself. Who is writing about this so-called "truth." Who funds the site and pays their expenses. What are the origins and history of the funders and who are they associated with. In the case of factcheck.org they receive their funding from the liberal Annenberg Foundation.
The Annenberg Foundation was originally founded by Walter J. Annenberg, a conservative who supported Ronald Reagan. However, when Walter Annenberg died, his family took over the management of the foundation and it took a turn to the far left and has ties to radical left individuals such as Bill Ayers and his friend and fellow left wing radical collegue Barack Obama. How is factcheck.org associated with these people:
To start, Ayers was the key founder of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was a Chicago public school reform project from 1995 to 2001. Upon its start in 1995, Obama was appointed Board Chairman and President of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. Geesh, that alone connects all three. Well, it branches out even more from there.
Ayers co-chaired the organizations Collaborative, which set the education policies of the Challenge. Oddly enough, Obama was the one who was authorized to delegate to the Collaborative in regards to its programs and projects. In addition to that, Obama often times had to seek advice and assistance from the Ayers led Collaborative in regards to the programmatic aspects of grant proposals. Ayers even sat on the same board as Obama as an ex officio member. They both also sat together on the board of the CACs Governance Committee. Obama and Ayers were two parts of a group of four who were instructed to draft the bylaws that would govern the CAC. Keep in mind that the A in CAC is for Annenberg, the owners of FactCheck.org. The funding for Ayers projects and those of his cronies was approved by Board Chair, Barack Obama.
Snopes is also left wing.
It concerns me that Fox News is now using and accepting their “facts and stats” as truth. Yes, Snopes and other sites are fraudulent.
I don’t trust ANY fact check sites. Check facts for yourself. Think for yourself. We must stop deciding what is true based on what the elite tells us is true.
Fact check sties . . . what a joke.
Biased is one thing.
Fraudulent is another.
IIRC, it was during the 2008 presidential campaign that Factcheck.org displayed a phony Obama "Certification of Live Birth" from the Hawaii Health Department and proclaimed it to be bona fide.
Now I'd guess that they called it Factcheck.org, because using ".com" would suggest that they are a connected to a commercial enterprise, maybe even an evil corporation./Sarc.
Yes, and I’m getting pretty disgusted to see so many conservatives here simply assuming Big Media is telling the truth so long as it isn’t DIRECTLY about politics.
Leftist freaks will politicize ANYTHING to further their agenda.... shootings, regular ol’ news and ESPECIALLY the weather.
Snopes is among the very WORST.
Thanks justiceseeker. This is a link to my very neglected blog where I documented some of the stuff I was investigating but time limits put a stop to it:
Obviously "matchdoctor" has never heard of Free Republic.
Right up there with Snoops for lefty leanings in their not so factual findings.
They’re all left wing, which, by definition, makes them dishonest. Fact checkers should be presumed to be lying. Just like the “mainstream” media.
That’s also true of the Bible. Always check “Bible facts” YOURSELF, with your Bible. Don’t just take any man’s opinion of what it says. Look it up for yourself and SEE what it says. You would be surprised how many false religious entities are around, simply because their followers are either too trusting or too lazy to search the Scriptures to see for themselves what God says.*
I just read your lengthy article and wanted to thank you. I was doing some research about FactCheck.org and that’s how I found you. Very, very informative. I hope it’s okay if I use some of your research.
Thanks again and God bless...
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