Skip to comments.Is Factcheck.org working with Obama?
Posted on 05/20/2010 8:11:23 PM PDT by Red Steel
MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS TO REACH FACTCHECK STAFF ABOUT OBAMAS PURPORTED COLB ARE IGNORED
The Post & Email has tried on several occasions to reach the staff at Factcheck.org, an organization which describes itself as a nonpartisan, nonprofit consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
However, Factcheck refuses to answer questions about its August 2008 coverage of the Certification of Live Birth which it claimed resides at Obamas campaign headquarters in Chicago. Obamas attorneys have not claimed that the original has been revealed as they filed briefs in answer to the numerous lawsuits challenging Obamas eligibility; rather, they have attempted
Sent: April 26, 2010
Subject: OBAMAS COLB
I have a question regarding the COLB which you posted during the presidential campaign. Our website has posted two analyses of that document finding no raised seal on the document, as you claim there is.
On May 2, The Post & Email sent another message to the same address using an email system which shows if and when a message has been opened:
Date...May 02, 2010 10:46 AM
Subject: OBAMAS CERTIFICATION OF LIVE BIRTH
Hello, Jess, I understand you are the editor, or one of the editors, at Factcheck.org. I contacted you last Monday regarding some research The Post & Email has been doing into the document purported to be Obamas birth certificate
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Of course they are. Just ask BOR.
I recall this bunch from Election 08, there so called “fact checking’ consisted of posting a Obamao Campaign explanation for the issue in question.
“IL legislative record shows Obamao supported total firearms bans”
“The Obamao Campaign denies that is true”
IIRC, they receive funding from one of those Non Profit Progressive Organizations that Glenn Beck is always prattling on about..
I got into a fairly direct and furious debate with the operators during election 2008.
I told them that they are profoundly biased and not fit to provide public advice.
They are definitely skewing the information.
Why can’t we hold it in our hands?
Why can’t Congress?
Why can’t journalists?
Did anyone email the Obama campaign (!) and ask these questions x 1,000,000 ???????????????
Talk about vexatious ........
WHO HAS HELD IT IN THEIR HANDS???
factcheck is owned by Annenberg....nuff said.
An info Ping.
Yes, FactCheck indeed is very close to President Obama. They are a project of the Annenberg Foundation, the very same foundation which Obama worked for: Obama was a board member of the Annenberg Foundation, and CEO of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, through which he funded William Ayers to the tune of $50 million.
OWNED BY THE ANNENBURG FOUNDATION, OBIE WAS ON THE BOARD OF THE ANNENBURG CHALLENGE IN CHICAGO W/ BILL AYERS
FactCheck.org is a useless left-wing tool for propaganda... always was.
factlack dot org is a joke. I contacted one of their people in summer 2008 to see how they reconciled all the problems with Obama’s alleged COLB, such as the lack of a seal, registrar’s signature and the redacted certficate number. I was told that they took Obama’s certificate on faith as genuine and that they would not pursue the matter any further unless proof came out that Obama was born in Kenya. Inexplicably, only weeks later, they posted the infamous photographs to try to clear up the original questions I had asked about. No proof or claims about Obama being born in Kenya had come out. The only thing that had happened was that the HI DOH made it clear they weren’t going to confirm anything in regard to the COLB, thus it was safe to show a certificate number because it couldn’t be confirmed as genuine by the issuing agency. factlack’s other problem is that they were nailed by the EXIF data in their photographs which they promptly scrubbed. What kind of factchecking organization scrubs its own evidence??
The list, ping
Do bears s**t in the woods ?
Can you save 15% or more on your car insurance?
Isn’t Snopes part of Annenberg too?
The [Terrorist loving] Hippies Who “Certified” Obama
Obama was vetted by Annenberg. But they have a history of being cronies and sugerdaddies for Obama AND unrepentent terrorist, Bill Ayers. Obama and the terrorist had Annenberg-funded offices near each other. Annenberg is the best the DNC could come up with to vet their candidate or Commander in Chief. Bill Ayers was a sworn enemy of US soldiers.
I always thought so, but I did some digging and was unable to come up with a connection. It appears they are independent.
Which is not to say they don't have their biases. They just aren't a bought-and-paid-for part of the network.
Thank you for clearing up that question. FRegards ....