‘Reality Checkers’ Take the Week Off on ‘Whips’ at Border; PolitiFact Spins Round It


Joe Wulfsohn at Fox News reported the “reality examine” squads of the liberal media didn’t appropriate the Democrat/media claims that there have been whips utilized by the Border Patrol in opposition to unlawful Haitian immigrants on the southern borders. “Not one of the fact-checkers at The Washington Submit, CNN, NBC Information, The Related Press, USA In the present day and Snopes addressed the ‘whipping’ claims, based on their internet pages.”

The Washington Submit Reality Checker staff gave Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “4 Pinocchios” for a declare he made about cash Iran obtained throughout the Obama administration, and “it is particularly dismaying the previous prime U.S. diplomat repeats it on tv.” Virginia’s Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin drew “two Pinocchios” for an “emotional” marketing campaign advert that “encompasses a sufferer complaining of McAuliffe’s parole insurance policies — however her shooter has by no means been paroled.” They fear somebody may get the “flawed impression” about McAuliffe.

CNN’s Daniel Dale was on trip, however so had been the remainder at CNN’s reality quibblers. 

The AP Reality Verify staff saved busy this week by debunking varied social media posts that went viral, notably these about vaccines. One report even got here to President Joe Biden’s protection, insisting a video of hecklers that interrupted his stumping for McAuliffe at a marketing campaign occasion was “manipulated” to make it seem they had been chanting “F— Joe Biden.” Nothing was devoted to the controversy on the border.

USA In the present day, which was lately below hearth for falsely claiming in a “reality examine” that Biden did not examine his watch throughout a dignified switch ceremony for service members killed in Afghanistan, revealed over a dozen different “reality checks,” none of them in regards to the occasions on the border. 

As an alternative, the paper tackled COVID and varied viral memes, along with reporting, “Shouting profanity in regards to the president is protected by the First Modification, authorized consultants say.”

Snopes moreover skipped the “whip” controversy, selecting to deal with Alice Cooper’s pantie-wrapped “College’s Out” album, Samuel Adams’ new beer, and a satirical article about Chelsea Clinton being arrested for baby trafficking. 

Liberal reality cops suppose nobody can see “Delta Force Arrests Chelsea Clinton” or “Chelsea Clinton arrested for baby trafficking” and rapidly suspect it is rubbish. 

PolitiFact by no means used their “Fact-O-Meter” score. They did handle the whips utilizing their “step round” strategies, the “Explainer” article. Amy Sherman demonstrated how they dance across the liberal lies. 

The pictures have drawn outrage from some Democratic politicians, immigration activists and civil rights leaders, and prompted the Division of Homeland Safety to order an investigation into the Border Patrol brokers’ actions. Particularly, critics seized on allegations that border brokers might have struck or used whips in opposition to the migrants, although these stories have been disputed. 

Oh, they admitted “The photographer Paul Ratje instructed PolitiFact (and everybody else) that he didn’t see the agent whip the migrant — he noticed him seize him by the shirt because the horse’s reins dangled.” However PolitiFact usually skips a “False” or “Pants on Fireplace” score for Democrats — particularly when the whole thing of them are mendacity.