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  • No Diversity Here: Officially Recognized 'Fact-Checkers' All Lean Left

    04/13/2017 4:09:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 13, 2017 | Tom Blumer
    Further, these "fact checkers" have taken advantage of their platforms to select and evaluate politicians' and pundits' claims in a decidedly unfair and unbalanced manner. Finally, thanks to the willing cooperation of the world's dominant search engine and the leader in social media, "fact checkers" are transitioning into roles which could ultimately position them as de facto news censors.
  • 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...
  • PolitiFact Debunks Trump's Uranium Claim [fake news,semi-satire]

    02/18/2017 4:08:08 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    At his press conference this week President Donald Trump asserted that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "gave 20% of our uranium to Russia." The self-described fact checking website PolitiFact quickly pronounced Trump's statement as "mostly false." "First of all, Secretary Clinton did not act alone," PolitiFact spokesman Nicholas Pecker pointed out. "She had the full backing of President Obama. Second, the deal was for 20% of the United States' uranium production capacity. That's a totally different thing. Finally, the uranium wasn't given to Russia. Former President Bill Clinton got a $500,000 speaking fee and the Clinton Foundation got more...
  • Clinton team making last-minute play to work the refs ahead of the first debate

    09/24/2016 1:33:26 PM PDT · by kevcol · 53 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2016 | Becket Adams
    "I recognize … it is unprecedented, at least in modern times, to hold a conference to talk about special precautions that need to be taken because your opponent is a habitual liar. But that is the circumstance that we are in," Palmieri said Friday. She went on, and continued to work the referees by stating her team is worried about the moderators situation. "For the moderator to let lies … go unchallenged would give Donald Trump an unfair advantage, and we believe it is the role of the moderator, particularly in this case to call out those lies and to...
  • ‘Wrong Alice, guys’: MSNBC has trouble paying tribute to Ann B. Davis [pic, video]

    06/03/2014 2:15:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 6/2/14
    Ann B. Davis, aka Alice from “The Brady Bunch,” passed away this past weekend. This morning, MSNBC took a moment to remember her — by showing a picture of someone else:
  • GRAPHIC! Obama's Re-Election Case Rests On 5 Phony Claims

    10/08/2012 2:01:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2012 | JOHN MERLINE
    In making his case for re-election in the face of historically high unemployment and sluggish growth, President Obama has a simple and straightforward argument. Things were terrible when I arrived, he says, thanks to Bush-era policies of tax cuts and deregulation. We stopped the decline, but the ditch was so deep that it will take time to get out. Still, we are making progress, even if it isn't as fast as everyone would like. So the last thing we want to do is return to the failed Bush policies that, he says, drove us into the ditch. That argument appears...
  • Fact checking the fact checkers.

    10/06/2012 2:11:02 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 9 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 10/6/2012 | Moneyrunner
    Fact-checking is evolving from a newspaper dominated activity to a favorite sport on the Internet. After all, all it takes is a computer and a search engine. One of the most popular activities is fact-checking the fact-checkers in the media. I thought I would give it a go after reading the fact-checkers at FactCheck.org, a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, a blatantly Liberal organization. This should not surprise anyone since higher ed lists so far Left that Columbia Professor Nicholas De Genova only made news on the Right when he proclaimed "The only...
  • CNN Fact Check: About those 4.5 million jobs ...

    09/05/2012 8:00:49 AM PDT · by bigbob · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 9-5-12 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>Anyone watching the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night heard the number 4.5 million several times.</p> <p>"Despite incredible odds and united Republican opposition, our president took action, and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs," San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the party's keynote speaker, said.</p>
  • Fact-checking the factcheckers on Paul Ryan’s speech

    08/30/2012 9:14:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Seems like fact checkers need to do some fact checking of their own assumptions. Paul Ryan's speech last night included a reference to a GM plant in Janesville that closed, which Ryan used to criticize Barack Obama for failing to meet his campaign promises. A number of "fact" checkers jumped all over Ryan's anecdote to claim that he lied about the circumstances of the plant's closure. We'll just take one example, from the AP's "fact" check: RYAN: Said Obama misled people in Ryan's hometown of Janesville, Wis., by making them think a General Motors plant there threatened with closure could...
  • Conservative Fact Checking: Destroying the myths about job growth

    02/13/2012 8:48:31 PM PST · by ChuckRogers · 10 replies
    Conservative Fact Check ^ | 2/13/2012 | Chuck Rogers
    The negative job growth that began during the last year of Bush's presidency was perfectly normal, and even expected; it was the natural byproduct of the market correction. It was expected to last for about a year -- and, it did. Job creation was expected to return to normal in February of 2009, but as the chart shows, under Obama's dismal leadership, job creation recovered too slowly, taking a year to get to baseline, when it should have taken no more than three months.
  • Lies, Damned Lies, and ‘Fact Checking’

    12/12/2011 9:25:09 AM PST · by Interesting Times · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Mark Hemingway
    If you’ve ever found yourself engaged in a futile, one-sided argument with a politician on your TV screen, you’re hardly alone in your frustration. However, if you’re inclined to jot down such intemperate outbursts, and have the chutzpah to charge people for your services​—​you might have what it takes to join the ranks of one of journalism’s most popular and elite new breeds. They call themselves “fact checkers,” and with the name comes a veneer of objectivity doubling as a license to go after any remark by a public figure they find disagreeable for any reason. Just look at the...
  • Obama: I'm for natural gas..blah, blah

    04/01/2011 2:38:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 31, 2011 | Abby Wisse Schachter
    It must be tough for Glenn Kessler over at the Washington Post. He's responsible for "fact checking" Obama's pronouncements and does an intersting job today dissecting the president's most recent energy speech . He picks out a few of Obama's claims on oil and drilling and low and behold finds that much of what Obama claims is not exactly correct, or a complete lie (Pinocchio is what Kessler calls it). Obama spoke about lowering our oil imports. The President carefully ignored the fact that imports were downlast year because of the recession and Kessler correctly points out that further reductions...
  • You Mislead! Fact-Checking Obama [A Dossier of Deception!]

    09/28/2009 9:15:00 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 794+ views
    National Review ^ | September 28, 2009
    September 28, 2009 You Mislead! Fact-Checking Obama. Michael F. Cannon and Ramesh Ponnuru. It is a good thing that other congressmen did not follow Rep. Joe Wilson’s lead. If they yelled out every time President Obama said something untrue about health care, they would quickly find themselves growing hoarse. By our count, the president made more than 20 inaccurate claims in his speech to Congress. We have excluded several comments that are deeply misleading but not outright false. (For example: Obama pledged not to tap the Medicare trust fund to pay for reform. But there is no money in that...
  • 'Jim Thompson' of Free Republic Is One of Keith Olbermann's Worst Persons In the World

    07/14/2009 4:11:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 811 replies · 19,147+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Monday, July 13, 2009 | Keith Olbermann
    The runner-up, Jim Thompson, the owner of the right wing website Free Republic, which has moderated comments, meaning a grown up is supposed to read them and delete the crazier ones. But Thompson‘s folks waited as long as three days removing a comment thread devoted to the racist rage of a disturbing large number of his posters, possibly some of the same people who had previously conducted polls on the site on how best to topple the freely elected government of the United States. After President Obama‘s daughter appeared in a t-shirt with a peace sign on it at the...
  • Are Newsmax and WorldNetDaily legitimate news sources?

    03/21/2005 1:55:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies · 1,376+ views
    Do you consider Newsmax and WorldNetDaily to be legitimate sources for the news?
  • Our Word - Our Apology Student Newspaper duped in hoax (for 18 months)

    08/27/2005 8:18:20 AM PDT · by bigbob · 23 replies · 844+ views
    The Daily Egyptian ^ | 8/26/05 | Daily Egyptian Staff
    Our Word - Our Apology It was a heart-rending story--a blonde waif, her mother dead, entrusted to the care of a family friend while her father fought with the 101st Airborne in Iraq. The youngster was intelligent, friendly and engaging, and developed close bonds with many of the newsroom staff. Then a week ago came the news that her father had been killed in Iraq. Every war casualty leaves a trail of pain, but the story of a 10-year-old girl losing her only parent to the war is particularly poignant, and the Chicago Tribune showed interest. In the course of...
  • The blog that ate real journalism - (what Huffington's crash-and-burn debut really means!)

    05/12/2005 7:56:54 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 974+ views
    TOWNHALL.COM ^ | MAY 11, 2005 | CAL THOMAS
    The Huffington Post, an Internet blog that debuted May 9 after a campaign that would have delighted P.T. Barnum, makes me nostalgic for the good old days of journalism. It isn't that its founder, Arianna Huffington (who named it for herself in true Hollywood "enough about me, not what do YOU think about me" fashion) doesn't have every right to join the increasingly clogged blog superhighway. Rather, this blog has an agenda and speaks mostly to people who already believe what most of its writers say. In The Huffington Post, the musical genius Quincy Jones explains that Michael Jackson's problem...
  • GovTrack.US -- new Federal search engine

    01/15/2005 9:52:25 AM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 21 replies · 1,181+ views
    from site ^ | 1/15/2005 | Blurblogger
    "...Technorati, a blog search engine, announced the winners of their first developers contest...GovTrack scored #1 for integrating the blogosphere with the world of U.S. legislation...." (from news release on the site)
  • Blogging As Typing, Not Journalism

    11/09/2004 2:54:34 PM PST · by ArcLight · 42 replies · 957+ views
    CBS News.com ^ | 11/9/2004 | Eric Engberg
    The public is now assaulted by news and pretend-news from many directions, thanks to the now infamous "information superhighway." But the ability to transmit words, we learned during the Citizens Band radio fad of the 70’s, does not mean that any knowledge is being passed along. One of the verdicts rendered by election night 2004 is that, given their lack of expertise, standards and, yes, humility, the chances of the bloggers replacing mainstream journalism are about as good as the parasite replacing the dog it fastens on.