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  • Bitter divorce fuels Snopes’ slow demise

    07/25/2017 11:01:50 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2017 | Keith J. Kelly
    The bitter 2015 divorce of David and Barbara Mikkelson is the fuel that ignited the battle for the popular fact-checking Web site, Snopes, which is now resorting to a GoFundMe drive to keep it afloat. The showdown takes on added gravity because the popular site, owned by Baday, is one of the outlets that Facebook turns to for verification of stories when it receives complaints of fake news. Fans of Snopes have been responding in droves since Monday, when the company said that Proper Media — both tech partner and part-owner after buying Barbara’s shares in 2016 — has been...
  • Is Really Going Broke While the Mikkelsons Live Large?

    07/25/2017 5:18:40 PM PDT · by impetrio1 · 7 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 7/25/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    Seriously, "fact checking" is not that big a deal, then again if you're lazy and need to be spoon fed, going to Snopes may be the easy out. And as it looks like it takes a lot to keep up with the Mikkelson's financial responsibilities, let your own eyes determine their level of genuine need....
  • Soros Buys Himself an “Independent” Fact Check Organisation – Can You Guess Why?

    07/09/2017 9:06:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    This almost cartoon-like Super Villain, George Soros, has just “donated” half a million dollars to Full Fact, a fact checking charity in the UK. As to why he has done this is anyone’s guess…kind heart, seeker of truth…Or is it perhaps set to be just another arm of his personal propaganda army? Full Fact is a UK charity. Which means it receives not only a tax exempt status, but is on the receiving end of government money (taxpayer money). A quick perusal of their website will tell you pretty much all you need to know about their politics; and although...
  • Fact Check: Dem claims that Senate bill guts Medicaid ignore billions in new funding

    06/27/2017 1:31:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Fox ^ | June 27, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    File under, ‘only in Washington.’ While Democrats are howling that the Senate’s health care bill would gut Medicaid, a closer look at the numbers shows the legislation actually would increase spending to the safety-net program—by tens of billions of dollars. According to the latest ‘score’ from the Congressional Budget Office, Medicaid spending would rise from $393 billion in 2017 to $464 billion in 2026—that’s a $71 billion, or 18 percent, increase. So how are Democrats describing this as a Medicaid cut? Because even a $71 billion increase is considerably smaller than what taxpayers would see under current law. If nothing...
  • Breaking! Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein issues statement on 'Fake News'

    06/15/2017 7:19:37 PM PDT · by Golden Eagle · 131 replies ^ | June 15, 2017 | Red State Watcher
    STATEMENT BY DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENSTEIN ON ANONYMOUS ALLEGATIONS “Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials,’ particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”
  • Vanity - Need Concise List of False Claims by FactCheck

    06/09/2017 9:14:09 AM PDT · by calenel · 8 replies
    Me | 6/9/2017 | calenel
    I am looking for examples of false claims/misrepresentations by FactCheck (in particular) or other fact checking organizations. If you have examples, please post them.
  • “White Supremacist/Terrorist” Jeremy Christian: Fact vs. Leftist Fiction

    06/01/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 1, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    In a recent article on the “white supremacist,” “Islamophobic” “terrorist” attack in Portland that occurred over the Memorial Day weekend courtesy of a “Trump supporter,” I noted that, as of yet, we knew remarkably little of what actually happened. That is, we knew not nearly enough to substantiate the leftist press’s angle on the events that transpired on a Portland train.  Jeremy Christian went on an “anti-Muslim” rant against two Muslim women, so went the official line.  Three men, “heroes” is how they were being described, came to their defense.  The men stood up to “racist hate.” For their efforts, the...
  • Russian dressing is actually from Nashua, New Hampshire

    03/30/2017 11:54:33 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | March 29, 2017 | Michelle Krupa
    (CNN) – The White House press secretary tried to twist a cap on reporters' questions Tuesday about the Trump team's alleged ties to the Kremlin. "If the President puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russia connection," Sean Spicer said. Thing is, Russian dressing isn't Russian. The mayo and ketchup concoction -- often dressed up with horseradish and spices -- was created in Nashua, New Hampshire.
  • IBM Obtains Patent for AI Device that Claims to "Fact Check" Statements made during Live Calls

    03/17/2017 11:24:05 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 19 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-17-2017 | Tim Brown
    From the company that was aligned with Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, as documented in the 2001 best selling book IBM and the Holocaust: The Strategic Alliance between Nazi Germany and America's Most Powerful Corporation, IBM has obtained a patent on an artificial intelligence device that can verify "statements made during a call, while the call is in progress, data of a portion of the call is received from a telecommunication device used in the call, at a system over a data network." The patent application was filed on July 14, 2015, but recently came off confidential status with the US...
  • Fact-checking President Trump’s rally in Florida {hurl alert}

    02/19/2017 10:00:34 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 17 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2/19/2017 | Glenn Kessler
    President Trump’s speech at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Fla., was filled with a number of dubious claims. Here’s a quick round-up of his rhetoric — and the facts. We will examine these statements in the order in which he made them
  • The Daily Mail Snopes Story And Fact Checking The Fact Checkers

    12/29/2016 6:49:02 PM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12/22/2016 | Kalev Leetaru
    Yesterday afternoon a colleague forwarded me an article from the Daily Mail, asking me if it could possibly be true. The article in question is an expose on, the fact checking site used by journalists and citizens across the world and one of the sites that Facebook recently partnered with to fact check news stories on its platform. The Daily Mail’s article makes a number of claims about the site’s principles and organization, drawing heavily from the proceedings of a contentious divorce between the site’s founders and questioning whether the site could possibly act as a trusted and neutral...
  • 200 Stranded Marines Needed A Plane Ride Home, Here's How Donald Trump Responded

    11/20/2016 8:52:03 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 41 replies
    The Sean Hannity Show ^ | May 19th 2016
    When Corporal Ryan Stickney and 200 of his fellow Marines prepared to return to their families after Operation Desert Storm in 1991, a logistics error forced them to turn to a surprising source for a ride home: Donald J. Trump. Today, Stickney would like to say "thank you." Stickney (left), was a squad leader in a TOW company of a Marine reserve unit based in Miami, FL and spent approximately six months in Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War between 1990 and 1991. Upon his unit’s return to the United States, the former Marine says the group spent several weeks...
  • Here are THE 3 Bills Hillary Clinton Sponsored That Became Law While US Senator

    10/09/2016 10:16:40 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 21 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | 12/2015 | Mike Miller
    During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer in September, Hillary Clinton was unable to name her "number one accomplishment" as Secretary of State. When she gave her answer, she turned to her tenure as the junior Senator from New York, saying: "As [a] senator working across the aisle on issues like getting better health care for our veterans. You know, this is just the silly season. I am looking forward to eventually debating on that stage whoever they finally nominate once they get around to doing that." What exactly were Hillary's accomplishments as a U.S. Senator? As reported by Washington...
  • Enabler or family defender? How Hillary Clinton responded to husband’s accusers

    09/28/2016 4:57:57 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    Washington Post after Vetting by DNC ^ | Sept 28,2016 | Shawn Boburg
    The Trump campaign has argued that the issue facing Hillary Clinton as a candidate is not the behavior of her husband but the role she played in shaping responses to accusers. She discredited claims later revealed to be true and worked behind the scenes to help manage the allegations, according to former aides.
  • We found the Democratic speakers made a few false and misleading claims on opening night.

    07/26/2016 5:43:11 AM PDT · by randita · 33 replies ^ | 7/26/16 | Robert Farley
    PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Democratic National Convention is underway, and the factual inaccuracies on the first night focused on income, college tuition and something the Republican ticket had said or done. Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “would cut taxes for the richest Americans at the expense of the middle class.” But all income levels would get some tax relief under Trump’s plan. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy wrongly claimed that Mike Pence, the GOP vice presidential nominee, “signed a law that would have forced women to hold funerals for fetuses.” The law said aborted or miscarried...
  • NRA’s Baseless FBI Claim

    06/16/2016 3:03:04 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 22 replies
    Factcheck .org ^ | 6-16-16 | Eugene Kiely
    The National Rifle Association executive director claimed — without offering any evidence — that the FBI was prevented from fully investigating Omar Mateen prior to his attack on an Orlando nightclub because of “the Obama administration’s political correctness.” Others, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, have made similar claims.
  • And They Wonder Why No One Believes Media “Fact Checkers”

    12/28/2015 1:23:10 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 25 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 28, 2015 | Streiff
    It is no secret that the mainstream media might as well be on the DNC’s payroll. Major scandals involving Democrats go unremarked. When they are remarked upon, often the political affiliation is buried deep in the story if mentioned at all. I’m not talking only about the editorial pages, the devotion of the media to Democrats infests the actual news gathering function of newspapers, magazines, and online media. One of the most pernicious things to be contrived by the media is the “fact checking” charade. It started out with a simple premise: the media would check statements made by various...
  • How Hillary Clinton Went Undercover to Examine Race in Education

    12/27/2015 10:50:54 AM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 42 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/27/15 | AMY CHOZICK
    DOTHAN, Ala. — On a humid summer day in 1972, Hillary Rodham walked into this town’s new private academy, a couple of cinder-block classrooms erected hurriedly amid fields of farmland, and pretended to be someone else. Playing down her flat Chicago accent, she told the school’s guidance counselor that her husband had just taken a job in Dothan, that they were a churchgoing family and that they were looking for a school for their son
  • The ‘King of Whopper': Donald Trump

    12/23/2015 9:42:03 AM PST · by rktman · 62 replies ^ | 12/21/2015 | unknown
    It’s been a banner year for political whoppers - and for one teller of tall tales in particular: Donald Trump. In the 12 years of's existence, we've never seen his match. He stands out not only for the sheer number of his factually false claims, but also for his brazen refusals to admit error when proven wrong. He is by no means the only one telling whoppers, of course. Once again this year there are plenty of politicians, in both parties, who hope voters will swallow their deceptive claims. Hillary Clinton, for one, said she was "transparent" about her...
  • New Clinton Spanish Posters: Hillary Or Evita?

    10/16/2015 5:24:38 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | 10/16/2015
    New posters featuring Hillary Clinton seem to be trying to make her "high flying, adored" with voters. The new images appeared at a campaign stop in San Antonio, Texas, where Clinton wooed Latino voters on Thursday. But according to NPR's Tamara Keith, the campaign says they don't know where the likeness came from. Banners were plastered all over the venue along with smaller signs and t-shirts. The image of the black-clad Clinton profile may seem familiar to those who love either Argentinean history or musical theater — specifically Andrew Lloyd Weber's "Evita." The 1978 musical told the story of Eva...