Fact-Checkers Embrace the Jim Crow Smear

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Liberal journalists love to align themselves with “facts” and “truth” and have singled out their liberal “fact-checker” websites as heroes, as if they were somehow the Environmental Protection Agency of political rhetoric.

In reality, liberals take conservative accusations extremely literally, while the vilest liberal accusations get a free pass. For example, last October, PolitiFact rated then-President Donald Trump “false” for saying Joe Biden is a socialist. Oh, no, they said, writing: “Biden has not advocated nationalizing industries, a key principle of socialism. His platform on health care, energy and other issues aligns with moderate Democrats, not socialists.”

Does that look true right now?

In November, PolitiFact shot its “Pants on Fire” cannon at then-Sen. David Perdue for calling his opponent, Jon Ossoff, a socialist. How dare he! PolitiFact insisted that Ossoff isn’t completely behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. Light the pants!

But President Biden can appear in a televised press conference on March 25 and say the Republican voter-integrity bills in Georgia and elsewhere are so viciously racist that “this makes Jim Crow look like Jim Eagle.” So hanging blacks from trees looks mild compared with Republican voting bills?

How on Earth do the fact-checkers let this “Pants on Fire” smear just lay there? PolitiFact did two other “fact-checks” of the press conference but left this one as an acceptable or unexceptional statement. How is this not easily categorized as a lie?

This helps explain why a new Media Research Center study of PolitiFact in the first 100 days of Biden’s presidency shows a pro-Biden slant. It has offered just 13 fact-checks of Biden’s statements but 106 fact-checks that take exception to statements about Biden. PolitiFact is eight times more likely to get in someone’s face (or Facebook) if Biden is criticized.

On April 30, PolitiFact’s Louis Jacobson and Amy Sherman explored the “Jim Crow” attacks as if the rhetoric were a very tough “fact” to check. They noted that Biden kept throwing the allegation “This is Jim Crow in the 21st century” in a March 26 statement and that he told ESPN on March 31, “This is Jim Crow on steroids.”

Get a load of how they rationalized this lie: "Some said Biden's rhetorical point was justified as a way of highlighting the dangers of backsliding from hard-won voting rights. Those who say the comparison is justified acknowledge that the Georgia law does not literally resemble Jim Crow in its particulars."

It "does not literally resemble Jim Crow"? How about "It's not anywhere close to Jim Crow"? They think these aren't fighting words; it's just an academic exercise. "Substantively, we found that the Georgia election law is a mixed bag when it comes to restricting ballot access," they wrote.

They casually report that there's an opposing view: "Other experts, however, said the comparison is overblown, since even the recent revisions to Georgia's voting laws leave black residents with far more access to the ballot box than they ever had during the grimmest days of Jim Crow."

But it's obvious from their indolence that PolitiFact sides with Biden and every other sender of a Jim Crow NastyGram. They suggest that "Biden's rhetorical point was justified" to own conservatives.

If the liberal media and their aligned "fact-checkers" were truly interested in encouraging more racial healing in our discourse in the post-Trump era, they could start by accurately characterizing these "Jim Crow" insults as unacceptably false. But they know these incessant smears are how Democrats keep their voters agitated. They highlight "the dangers of backsliding."

Translation: The facts be damned.

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11 thoughts on “Fact-Checkers Embrace the Jim Crow Smear”

  1. F these people. Who cares what they have to say. I trust NOTHING from liberals, and definitely NOTHING from fact-checking sites. I learned years ago that SNOPES.COM was a bogus site. Why would I listen now? Waste of time.

    1. I could not agree more. Especially the comment re: snopes, I have never placed much trust in any of the social media and sadly; I figured out from the beginning that FB; Twitter; and most web news sites were liberal/socialist sites. I had them figured from the beginning as info gathering sites and refused to buy into their programs. Many of my friends now have smart phones; which is another no no for me. Everyone of them is made in China, by the Chinese gov. why would I even support such let alone allow them to covertly “watch” everything I do?
      We Americans have become far too gullible and trusting; especially of other nations that have governments opposed to liberty.

  2. One sided rigged media
    We Lose.
    & deny US information we may need IE virus info, meds to take for virus

  3. For every fact that is supposedly corrected by these fact checkers and is found that they are wrong on should bring a point for the checker to be sued. If this is done you will see a much more honest check of facts in the future.

  4. The media, ALL of the media, and I include FOX, is totally in the DNC’s pocket. Which is why I don’t watch any of it anymore. I get my news on line from private news sources, from English, Israeli, etc. news sites, compare and I read between the lines. I trust nothing I read in our papers or hear on television. Any country that will ban a former president from social media, cannot be trusted in anything they tell us. Your only that afraid of the opposition is you have something to hide.

  5. “Democratic socialism” is the way to go.
    We would take care of everyone.
    The “loosers” would be the extremely wealthy.
    I personally believe we should return to the tax rates that were in effect when Eisenhower was in office. The top rate was 92.5% for the top earners. The brackets would need to be adjusted some, but not too much.
    The commercial sector should be regulated for the benefit of the people, not the corporations and the rich.
    The current voter suppression laws being passed must be thrown out. Every person should be able to vote, EASILY. Vote by mail is the best way to go. Unlike the BS the voter suppression crowd is pushing, mail ballots are as safe or safer than in person voting.
    All of the points from the left that you complained about are right. Your complaints are wrong.

  6. The election process of old is fraught with illegal voting domestically and internationally as proven by Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell. All states need to adopt The Great State of Georgia voting laws. The investigation into voting fraud is just beginning! As Sidney Powell said the U.S. Justice Department needs to be bleached and hose down with a fire hose. I am as a United States citizen going to join in as much as I can to promote Georgia’s voting laws in my home state. I believe the independence of the states of America are under attack by the federal government. Federal government needs to be put into a box. Federal laws need to be restrained and not interfere in the independence of the states. There also needs to be a investigation of how much foreign aid is being kick back to our senators and congressman. Then you will find the real reason why Washington DC is afraid of Trump! All sins done in the dark are seen by God. God will judge all accordingly!! Judgement will come!!

  7. Here’s a pants for hire 4 U, fact checkers and their Democrat masters, including Biden, SUCK!

  8. How about checking these FACTS:
    Most of the South, prior to the Civil War was Democrat.
    The Majority of the Slaves were held by Democrat Plantation Owners in the South.
    The Democrats Opposed the Emancipation Proclamation
    The Democrats Opposed the Voting Right Act
    The Democrats established the Jim Crow Laws
    The Democrats established the KKK to enforce the Jim Crow Laws
    The Democrats Opposed the Civil Rights Act, (They were for it after LBJ convinced them that the Black Community would love them for doing so.
    The First Black President Promised “Shovel Ready Jobs,” No Shovels ever happened.
    The First Black President promised “Redistribution of the Wealth.” No check ever came.

  9. The media are almost all members of the Left-Liberal-Dem Socialist-woke, black lies matter-etc establishment. Truth has been long abandoned by their group as any kind of guide.

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