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FactCheck.org is Sponsored by Decidedly LEFTIST Organization: ANNENBERG Public Policy Foundation

Posted on 10/12/2008 4:02:19 PM PDT by BIOCHEMKY

The “Truthfulness” website called FactCheck.org is itself decidedly BIASED toward the LEFT as the discussion that follows points out.

The ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania is the organization behind the FactCheck.org website that is being consulted OFTEN by voters and media personalities alike to help them form opinions on the “truthfulness” of the claims being made by the McCain and Obama political ads as well as statements made on the Campaign Trail and in Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D. is the Director of the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania which is the organization BEHIND the FactCheck.org “truthfulness” website.

Dr. Jamieson's newest book entitled “Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment” is a MAJOR HIT PIECE against the Conservative voices in the media on television, radio, and in print. View the book’s Table of Contents: http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/echochamber/

In Dr. Jamieson’s biography on the APPC website, she states that during the 2004 general election she regularly appeared on “NOW With Bill Moyers” and “The NewsHour,” and throughout the 2008 campaign is appearing regularly on “Bill Moyers Journal.” http://www.annenbergpublicpolicycenter.org/Bio.aspx?myUsername=kjamieson

In a 2003 interview with BuzzFlash.com, Bill Moyers said, "The corporate right and the political right declared class warfare on working people a quarter of a century ago and they've won."

Moyers went on to say that the American public has failed to react this fact because it is, "distracted by the media circus and news which has been neutered or politicized for partisan purposes." In support of this statement Moyers referred to "the paradox of Rush Limbaugh [who is] ensconced in a Palm Beach mansion massaging the resentments across the country of white-knuckled wage earners, who are barely making ends meet in no small part because of the corporate and ideological forces for whom Rush has been a hero...”

What’s the bottom line? FactCheck.org is a LEFT-BIASED organization that has sold itself as “Politically NEUTRAL” to America’s voters and media personnel.

The fact is, the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center (APPC), the sponsoring agency behind FastCheck.org, is itself supported by the same foundation, the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION, that Bill Ayers secured the 49.2 million dollars from to create the Chicago ANNENBERG Challenge “philanthropic” organization in which Barack Obama was the founding Chairman of the Board for and Ayers served as the grant writer of and co-Chair of for its two operating arms.

Does the LEFT have no conscience at all?


TOPICS: Editorial; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: annenberg; deceit; factcheckorg; truth

1 posted on 10/12/2008 4:02:19 PM PDT by BIOCHEMKY
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To: BIOCHEMKY

What about Snopes?


2 posted on 10/12/2008 4:03:38 PM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A)
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To: Fawn

Just a husband and wife team who act holier than thou... Those at snopes think their shit don’t stink. Funny how they summarize things based on opinions...


3 posted on 10/12/2008 4:05:20 PM PDT by Illinois Rep
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Thesame people who hired Ayers for ehir education project. Then he hired Osama Obama.


4 posted on 10/12/2008 4:06:02 PM PDT by TBP
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To: BIOCHEMKY

The first rule of advertising is “Advertise your weakest point”. Hence, we have names like “Fact Check”, “Fairness Doctrine”, “Progressive”, “Hope”.


5 posted on 10/12/2008 4:07:06 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Fawn

“What about Snopes?”

I don’t know if snopes.com is a leftist front organization, I haven’t researched its underpinings.


6 posted on 10/12/2008 4:09:24 PM PDT by BIOCHEMKY (I love liberty more than I hate war.)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Well, that’s a shame if it was taken over by leftists. The founder, Walter H. Annenberg, was Ambassador to Great Britain during the Nixon administration. And according to Wikipedia: “the Reagans often celebrated New Year’s Eve with the Annenbergs.” So, it must have been Republican or at least impartial to start with. It would be interesting to know how the left-wingers took it over.


7 posted on 10/12/2008 4:11:22 PM PDT by teethodore
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To: BIOCHEMKY
The fact is, the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center (APPC), the sponsoring agency behind FastCheck.org, is itself supported by the same foundation, the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION, that Bill Ayers secured the 49.2 million dollars from to create the Chicago ANNENBERG Challenge “philanthropic” organization in which Barack Obama was the founding Chairman of the Board for and Ayers served as the grant writer of and co-Chair of for its two operating arms.

Whoa! No wonder they have been getting their facts wrong in this election. When will this be aired on CNN?

8 posted on 10/12/2008 4:12:21 PM PDT by itsthejourney (1 of every 10 people you pass in the mall is here illegally)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

I remember her - butchy know it all. Nana, nana, na all the time on Poppa and W. Heavens.


9 posted on 10/12/2008 4:13:14 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Great Rudy Giuliani video! He nails it.

SOME HIGH PROFILE PERSON LIKE RUDY NEEDS TO SAY “OBAMA IS A TROJAN HORSE” - he has concealed his true politics so cleverly with his phony rhetoric, but once in power, his Marxists cronies will become entrenched in our country like a cancer.


10 posted on 10/12/2008 4:13:33 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam ("Celebrate Diversity! Look at the world with all it's problems - Isn't "diversity" so beautiful?)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

I was responding to the video at the top of the screen which turns out to be randomly generated.

Here is the youtube link:

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=7gktQZfZ44Q


11 posted on 10/12/2008 4:19:07 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam ("Celebrate Diversity! Look at the world with all it's problems - Isn't "diversity" so beautiful?)
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To: itsthejourney

That’s a little complicated. Could somebody flowchart that for me? And don’t forget to show where George Soros fits in.

Aren’t they a prime source of information for CNN? What’s CNN stand for again? Concentrated Nonsense Network?


12 posted on 10/12/2008 4:22:44 PM PDT by teethodore
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To: TBP

They also gave to the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.


13 posted on 10/12/2008 4:24:58 PM PDT by pepperhead (Kennedy's float, Mary Jo's don't!)
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To: teethodore

I don’t think this post is accurate. I think the post has confused FactCheck.org with www.factchecked.org

They are 2 different sites. Yes ?


14 posted on 10/12/2008 4:34:22 PM PDT by NEPAConservative (http://theamericansentinel.com/)
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To: pepperhead

You mean the Brady Center to Promote Gun Violence.


15 posted on 10/12/2008 4:41:40 PM PDT by TBP
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To: BIOCHEMKY
I don’t know if snopes.com is a leftist front organization, I haven’t researched its underpinings.

Snopes is biased to the Left. Read their nonsense trying to rationalize Al Gore inventing the internet.

A better source than either of those is Political truth and fact. It doesn't have the annoying leftwing bias of fact check and snopes.

16 posted on 10/12/2008 4:47:53 PM PDT by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: NEPAConservative

From wiki: (also left-wing)

FactCheck.org is a nonprofit website[1] that describes its own goal as “[reducing] the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.” In its efforts, FactCheck says it is nonpartisan.[2] It is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and is funded primarily by the Annenberg Foundation.[2]


17 posted on 10/12/2008 5:30:30 PM PDT by HelloooClareece ("We make war that we may live in peace". Aristotle)
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To: All

Just because an organization CALLS themselves FactCheck (or RealityCheck, etc.) doesn’t mean they are honestly checking the facts.


18 posted on 10/12/2008 6:02:59 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: NEPAConservative
"I don’t think this post is accurate. I think the post has confused FactCheck.org with www.factchecked.org They are 2 different sites. Yes ?"

FACTCHECKED.

FACTCHECK.click link

19 posted on 10/12/2008 8:14:50 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: BIOCHEMKY
Wasn't it Ayn Rand who said that whoever controls language controls minds?

Could not the same be applied to whoever controls "facts" as an ostensibly neutral arbiter of truth? Just the thoughts of a dumb guy.

20 posted on 10/12/2008 9:19:48 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Fred Nerks
FactChecked.org links to FactCheck.org via the "Ask FactCheck" button on the former's home page.
21 posted on 10/12/2008 9:22:09 PM PDT by Lexinom
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To: Lexinom; NEPAConservative
FactChecked.org links to FactCheck.org via the "Ask FactCheck" button on the former's home page.

Hope NEPA gets the message.

22 posted on 10/12/2008 9:25:39 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: AlanGreenSpam
"Great Rudy Giuliani video! He nails it. SOME HIGH PROFILE PERSON LIKE RUDY NEEDS TO SAY “OBAMA IS A TROJAN HORSE” - he has concealed his true politics so cleverly with his phony rhetoric, but once in power, his Marxists cronies will become entrenched in our country like a cancer.

Yep!


23 posted on 10/12/2008 9:36:59 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (2008 = The Year of the Toilet (for 'rats))
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To: BIOCHEMKY
Factcheck spread lies about the Swift Boat Veterans during the last campaign. Here's an old FR thread about that.
One of their two researchers, Seth Goldman, worked "at Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's campaign committee."

Here's some information on Brooks Jackson, the Director of Annenberg Political Fact Check

Brooks Jackson is a journalist who covered Washington and national politics for 32 years, reporting in turn for The Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal and CNN. At CNN he pioneered the "adwatch" and "factcheck" form of stories debunking false and misleading political statements starting with the Presidential election of 1992. His investigative reporting for The AP and the Journal won several national awards. He is the author of two books: Honest Graft: Big Money and the American Political Process (Knopf, 1988) and Broken Promise: Why the Federal Election Commission Failed (Twentieth Century Fund: 1990).

24 posted on 10/12/2008 10:48:17 PM PDT by syriacus (Where Obama goes....housing bubbles follow. Who got us into this DEMron-style DEMbacle, anyway?)
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To: Matchett-PI

Nice artwork!

Did you just photoshop that up based on the “Trojan Horse” idea???

Spread it around!! The “Trojan Horse” soundbyte HAS to get out!!


25 posted on 10/12/2008 11:25:14 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam ("Celebrate Diversity! Look at the world with all it's problems - Isn't "diversity" so beautiful?)
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To: AlanGreenSpam

“Nice artwork! Did you just photoshop that up based on the “Trojan Horse” idea???” ~ AlanGreenSpam

Wish I could take credit for it, but I can’t. I’ve kept it in my personal archives for future reference since at least December of 2006 and maybe even before that. It is posted in this 2006 thread that I saved:

Why Nancy Pelosi Thinks As She Does
Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | December 8, 2006 | John Perazzo
Posted on 12/08/2006 5:53:21 AM EST by fleagle
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1750312/posts

Every so often, a public figure will speak a sentence that succinctly sums up his or her entire worldview in just a few words, exposing the core belief that is the wellspring of his or her every position on matters of consequence. Consider, for instance, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s recent assertion: “If we [the U.S. military] leave Iraq, then the insurgents will leave Iraq, the terrorists will leave Iraq.”

That sentence tells us virtually everything we really need to know about the workings of Nancy Pelosi’s mind.

(Excerpt) Read more at frontpagemagazine.com ...

The Trojan Horse is posted here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1750312/posts?page=4#4


26 posted on 10/13/2008 12:14:17 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (2008 = The Year of the Toilet (for 'rats))
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To: Illinois Rep

I don’t trust Snopes. A few times now I’ve read something they labled False, but when you read through it 99% of it was true!


27 posted on 10/13/2008 5:08:26 AM PDT by Fawn (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A)
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To: Fred Nerks

thank you


28 posted on 10/22/2008 3:16:22 AM PDT by NEPAConservative (http://theamericansentinel.com/)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

bump for chef


29 posted on 10/22/2008 3:18:53 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: teethodore

Using Walter Annenberg as a reason that something is republican is a red herring. He died in 2002, and is the foundation is run by his wife and children. Remember when Arianna Huffington was considered a right wing nut because she was married to a republican? So the Huffington Post should be considered a republican entity? In 1916 Heny Ford was suggested to be the Republican nominee for president, but today the Ford Foundation is one of the countrys largest source of funding for left wing organizations.
“When Henry Ford II eventually resigned from the Foundation’s Board of Trustees in 1977, he expressed his profound disgust with how the institution and most of its trustees had drifted so radically to the political left over time. Lamenting the Foundation’s rejection of the economic system that had made its very existence possible, Mr. Ford wrote in his resignation letter: “In effect, the Foundation is a creature of capitalism, a statement that, I’m sure, would be shocking to many professional staff people in the field of philanthropy. It is hard to discern recognition of this fact in anything the Foundation does. It is even more difficult to find an understanding of this in many of the institutions, particularly the universities, that are the beneficiaries of the Foundation’s grant programs.”


30 posted on 10/26/2008 3:03:34 PM PDT by injun2 (Annenberg foundation Ford Foundation)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

Yes, the left has a conscience. It can be reached through (1) sex (2) sex (3) sex (4) drugs. Notice I did not include music, since that’s the same as sex.


31 posted on 10/28/2008 2:04:00 PM PDT by bvw
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To: teethodore

How did they get control of the Annenberg Foundation? The same way leftists took over Stanford University, the Ford Foundation, the city of San Francisco, and the Heinz Foundations.

The fact that Annenberg was appointed by Nixon doesn’t make him Newt Gingrich. Ford, Reagan and Bush appointed Stevens, Kennedy, and Souter to the Supreme Court and all of them are moderate to very liberal. Souter is almost indistinguishable from Ginsberg and Breyer.

Liberalism/Socialism/Communism is a disease, like Ebola, which spreads and destroys everything it touches.


32 posted on 02/03/2009 10:10:53 AM PST by fnlibs
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To: Fred Nerks

factcheck.org and factchecked.org are two different sites, run by the SAME group.


33 posted on 02/03/2009 10:10:54 AM PST by fnlibs
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To: fnlibs
factcheck.org and factchecked.org are two different sites, run by the SAME group.

and that's exactly what my links show.

I was replying to NEPAConservative - whose comment has been placed in inverted commas:

"I don’t think this post is accurate. I think the post has confused FactCheck.org with www.factchecked.org They are 2 different sites. Yes ?"

34 posted on 02/03/2009 7:08:05 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Tankofwars

Educate yourself, Newbie


35 posted on 07/28/2009 11:13:11 AM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: BIOCHEMKY

It is obvious that FackChecked or FackCheck is biased. I figured that out the first time I went to their site and of course never went back to the site again.


36 posted on 10/12/2009 7:53:54 PM PDT by bowens2
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To: Illinois Rep

And your statement of fact is or is not an opinion...?


37 posted on 08/21/2011 9:45:53 AM PDT by derAmi
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To: BIOCHEMKY

“The fact is, the ANNENBERG Public Policy Center (APPC), the sponsoring agency behind FastCheck.org, is itself supported by the same foundation, the ANNENBERG FOUNDATION, that Bill Ayers secured the 49.2 million dollars from to create the Chicago ANNENBERG Challenge “philanthropic” organization in which Barack Obama was the founding Chairman of the Board for and Ayers served as the grant writer of and co-Chair of for its two operating arms. “

wow, I just found this while doing some research...


38 posted on 11/11/2012 8:06:38 AM PST by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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