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Public Backlash Increases Over Media’s Blatantly Biased ‘Fact’ Checks

These fly-by-night “fact checkers” have no explanation for their authority, ergo, they have none.  

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With the mainstream media out to get President Donald Trump, one of the latest weapons in their “resistance” arsenal are fact checking companies.

Where we once had a single source for this sort of checks-and-balances schtick, we now have dozens.  That alone should be raising eyebrows.  If “facts are facts”, then there would be no reason, politically or economically, to create an organization to fact check the fact checkers, right?

No, there is another motivation behind companies such as Newsguard – whose fly-by-night status in the “fact checking” industry has netted them a massive contract with Microsoft.

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Heck, the fact that there is a “fact checking industry” is enough to completely nullify the credibility of these companies.  They are simply another level to the rotten onion of the mainstream media, coercing only those who were already looking for an alternative take.

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The public is becoming keen to this reality, as well, leaving at least some hope for the future of truth in America.

Media outlets bent over backwards Tuesday night to fact check President Trump’s State of the Union address — but were accused of reaching with a string a rapid-response tweets and other analysis that came off as nitpicking.

Politico, for instance, was slammed on social media for declaring that Trump’s claim that “one in three women is sexually assaulted on the long journey north” to America was only partly true — because it’s actually 31 percent.

Politico’s GIF of the fact check was quickly “ratioed,” getting way more negative comments than retweets or likes. Activist Obianuju Ekeocha responded with a women using a magnify glass captioned, “Politico fact checkers desperately looking to find the difference between 31% and 1 in 3.”

It gets even more petty.

Meanwhile, NPR touted a fact check that critiqued Trump for praising the record number of women in Congress simply because he didn’t mention that most of them are Democrats.

These simply aren’t “fact checks”…this is just a new level of spin, being doled out with the phony authority bestowed upon these companies by themselves.

Ask Newsguard where their authority is derived from, or why they are to be capitulated to over another “fact checking” company, and you will receive whatever downgrade that they can muster.  [Author’s note:  I did just this, and received the Newsguard stamp of disapproval within days of my query.]

Until “fact checking” turns away from this new, corporately-aimed, resistance-centric cash grab, they can be considered no more authoritative than the news itself.

They have no explanation for their authority, ergo, they have none.

 

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While Dems Focus On Impeachment, Trump Flips Another Circuit Court to Conservative Majority

This is what matters. Trump continues to reshape the judiciary.

John Salvatore

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When it’s all said and done and the public hearings are over, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives will most likely vote in favor of impeaching President Trump. They won’t have any proof he did anything wrong. But that’s not the point. As noted by freshman know-nothing AOC, impeachment is about preventing Trump from winning election next year. The thing is, the Senate is controlled by Republicans. Meaning, there will be a trial and yada yada before POTUS is eventually cleared. What you’re seeing today is just the start of a long process that will go nowhere, eventually leading to a Trump victory in November 2020. Until then, 45 still has to do the work of the people. While the left does everything possible to remove him from office, Trump is continuing to reshape the federal judiciary. From Washington Examiner: With the confirmation of White House attorney Steven Menashi to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, another federal appeals court has a majority of Republican-appointed judges. Menashi, whose nomination was vehemently opposed by Democrats and civil rights groups, was confirmed by the Senate, 51-41. Republican Maine Sen. Susan Collins joined Democrats in opposing the 40-year-old’s nomination. The 2nd Circuit now has seven judges tapped by Republican presidents and six named by Democrats. CONTINUED: The 2nd Circuit is the second federal appeals court Trump has remade to have a majority of judges appointed by GOP presidents. In March, the president flipped the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals with the confirmation of Paul Matey. Trump is also close to shifting the balance of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to majority Republican-appointed judges, with the Senate expected to vote on the nominations of Robert Luck and Barbara Lagoa in the coming days. He has also brought the 9th U.S. Circuit…

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MSNBC Host Suggests Republicans ‘Responsible’ for Deaths of Recent School Shooting

They just keep saying the silliest things…

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A recent school shooting in Santa Clarita, California left two teenage girls dead. The 16-year-old shooter, Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow, then turned the gun on himself. On Friday night, Berhow died from his injury. This quote from MSNBC’s Katy Tur is rich considering Democrats literally support killing babies, but what can you do? To suggest that Republicans are guilty of school shootings and killing kids holds no water whatsoever and liberals know it. They just don’t care. Nothing about what Democrats stand for makes sense, though. Even worse is that while Tur is speaking about the Santa Clarita incident, she fails to mention that Berhow used a handgun and that 16-year-olds can’t legally own guns. Funny how Tur doesn’t bring up that point. What law would’ve prevented the shooting, Katy? Check this out, via Daily Wire: MSNBC news anchor Katy Tur pressed a guest during her show on Thursday about whether Republican lawmakers should be held responsible for gun deaths amid news of a school shooting that was happening at the time in Santa Clarita, California. “You were just speaking about senators not showing the courage to put their seats at risk to pass common-sense gun reform, background checks, etc.,” Tur asked Ret. Special Agent Jim Cavanaugh with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “Would you go so far as to hold them responsible for the deaths that are continuing, the lives that are continuing to be lost with gun violence?” Cavanaugh responded, “I clearly do. All leaders have a responsibility to act responsibly to help the citizens and it is not responsible to block a debate or to block a vote and that is what’s happening. That is totally irresponsible, that’s not leadership, it shows no leadership integrity, it is done to protect their seats. They don’t want…

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