Feb 202017
 

Politifact is another fraudulent fact-checking website and they laid several eggs recently:

85. PolitiFact Anti-Trump Lie #1!

The Left-wing Lie Machine known as PolitiFact falsely claimed that Trump took Thomas Jefferson out of context when he recited Jefferson’s quote about the awfulness of the media. PowerLine explains:

Those statements, while certainly more pro-newspaper, are not a “different opinion” from Jefferson’s judgment twenty years later that “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper.” And, in any event, Jefferson’s saying something different on another occasion does not render Trump’s quotation “out of context,” misleading, or in any way inappropriate.

86. PolitiFact Anti-Trump Lie #2!

PolitiFact claims Trump lied about saving the F-35 contract with Lockheed Martin. As PowerLine explains, it is PolitiFact that is lying, not Trump…

So Lockheed Martin agrees with Trump. Politifact argues that the savings were already in the pipeline, and that per-aircraft costs would be expected to decline as production ramps up, which may be part of what is going on here. So they argue that Trump shouldn’t really get all the credit. Fine. That is the Democratic Party’s perspective. But to say Trump is “mostly false” when he precisely echoes Lockheed Martin’s account is ridiculous.

87. PolitiFact Anti-Trump Lie #3!

PolitiFact called Trump a liar over his 100% true claim that polls show an increase in optimism since his election win. In order to declare Trump a liar, PolitiFact points to polls that… have… nothing.. to… do… with… optimism. PowerLine again:

So what? Those polls don’t contradict Trump’s statement about optimism. Again, Policifact simply presents the Democratic Party’s contrary perspective–one could say, the Democrats’ alternative facts–to conclude that Trump is “spinning.” Here, Trump told the truth, and Politifact spun.

88. PolitiFact Anti-Trump Lie #4!

PolitiFact calls Trump a liar for saying (truthfully) that his administration’s refugee pause targets “countries picked by Obama.” In order to declare Trump a liar, PolitiFact says that Trump went further than Obama in instituting the pause. The indispensible PowerLine again:

But no one said that Trump’s order was the same as one already promulgated by Obama. That would really be a scoop! Of course Trump’s order went farther; that was the point. All Trump said was that the seven countries covered by his order were “picked by Obama” as “countries of concern.” Which is true.

There is a reason I refer to the media as whores. Part 7 comes tomorrow.

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