June 9, 2020

Congratulations to Larry Elder for joining the elite club of conservatives who get branded by Politifact as saying something that’s “Mostly False,” even though it’s 100% accurate.

I had that honor once. It’s been so long, I don’t even remember that the story was, but I do seem to recall that the facts I quoted were not only accurate, they also came out of the Washington Post. I don’t remember Politifact’s reasoning, but I recall thinking at the time that it amounted to, “What he said is true, but if the facts were different, it would be false.” I think my missing “context” was that I failed to include hypothetical situations in which things were different from what they actually were.

More recently (like in the past three days), we’ve had several web pages at be flagged and blocked by Google. These pages contained no commentary whatsoever: they were just reposts of news videos of comments by people such as the White House press secretary and the Minnesota attorney general. We had to appeal to get them reinstated. Is posting video of prominent people’s own words a thought crime now?

Anyway, when I put quotation marks around the phrase “fact-checker,” these are just a few of the many, many reasons why.

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  • Gregory l Dispe sa

    06/17/2020 06:50 PM

    Larry Elder thanks for the calm intelligent explanations, Why black lives matter is a bogus organization! that donates their money to the Democrat party! to elect white Democrats and not one cent is to help the black citizens!


    06/10/2020 07:29 AM

    Selected censorship

  • Jim Massaro

    06/09/2020 05:18 PM

    Luv reading your posts