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Fact Checking the Fact Checker

An interesting new development has come about as a direct result of the recent actions in Syria. These actions started with chemical weapons being used by Assad, and resulted in President Trump authorizing the use of Tomahawk cruise missiles to attack the Shayrat Air Base.

The wisdom of this action is another subject entirely, I am always wary of any entanglement with the Middle East and Syria is a place with no clear cut good guys, no real hope of stability no matter what happens, no gain to America's interests, and no clear objectives for victory even under the aforesaid conditions.

However, it has brought to light an interesting development...PolitiFact has retracted a previous fact check that they rated as true. Breitbart reports the following:
PolitiFact has pulled a 2014 fact-check on remarks about Syria by former Secretary of State John Kerry after the claim the Obama administration “got ‘100 percent’ of chemical weapons out of Syria” turned out to be false.
In a post about the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria, PolitiFact admitted, “The outcry leads us to revisit a 2014 claim from former Secretary of State John Kerry.”
PolitiFact is a barely concealed arm of the liberal establishment, one that does its best to twist and distort the facts to fit whatever the current Liberal Narrative is in vogue, and one that has less intellectual honesty than the Soviet Pravda.

 Heck, RT(Russia Today), the English language arm of the Russian media, does better quality reporting and fact checking. Granted, that's a low bar to clear.

This is especially interesting in light of the increasingly desperate push by the Establishment to censor "fake news"., i.e. any news that goes against the Narrative. Facebook especially has decided to tackle this epidemic of liberals being exposed to actual facts and has brought in organizations; Politifact among them; to help police news articles and make sure that anything that doesn't support the Narrative is flagged as false.

PolitiFact is a joke of an organization to be claiming impartiality for anything, whether it is boldly trying to establish whether Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin actually bought a sweater for a dollar at Kohls...no really, or trying to whitewash Hillary Clinton's role in selling 25 percent of our uranium stockpiles to Russia. For a longer list of PolitiFact's idiocies, check out this link.

And now PolitiFact has been caught with its hand in the cookie jar yet again. They blandly accepted former Secretary of State (and future Amway/Cutco knives marketer) John Kerry's unsubstantiated claim that "100 percent "of all chemical weapons were gone from Syria. Now they have had to retract that rating in light of oh...a few dozen dead civilians.

Pity that this display of their naked partisanship won't change anything there. They will continue to carry water for the Democrats and their hangers-on, wondering why fewer and fewer people believe their lies and obfuscations. Well, I take that back.

They will just blame it on "fake news" and Fox News(or possibly Breitbart, as Fox News is looking increasingly less relevant these days).

The ability to do any sort of serious and honest reflection is passingly rare in the Democratic base and their leaders these days. It's all feelings and emotion, nothing of substance and nothing of logic.



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