Alleged 'fact-checkers' won't call Democrats the liars that they are
One reason many Americans don't trust those "fact-checker" websites is because to know them is to see right through their incessantly liberal worldview. These impartial arbiters of truth routinely defend Democrats as being "Mostly True" on everything while savaging Republicans as just the opposite. It's not just Donald Trump, mind you. It's Ted Cruz. And Rick Santorum. And Newt Gingrich. And pretty much anyone who challenges liberal orthodoxy.
So it was maddening that NBC News put its "fact-checker" Jane Timm on the first Democrat debate, who then proclaimed on the "NBC News Now" livestream, "It was a pretty clean debate." No errors? Timm proceeded to support Julian Castro for tying the "tragic death of that father and daughter to Trump's own immigration policies." She added, "And we checked that. It is true!"
Saying that Trump policies kill immigrants is graded as true? That, according to NBC, is a natural consequence of following the rule of law.
MSNBC viewers woke up to Joe Scarborough touting how incredible the Democrats were. "Not only were they talking substantive policy but also making it a very boring night for fact-checkers who haven't slept for two and a half years!" There was laughter and applause from the breakfast crowd he assembled for his show. His wife, Mika Brzezinski, chimed in saying, "They took the night off!" MSNBC analyst Eddie Glaude seconded the emotion, oozing that the Democrats brought "fact-based reality" to their policy talk.
The "independent fact-checkers" at PolitiFact issued seven fact-check tweets during the first debate. Check the tilt of these rulings, delivered after each candidate spoke:
1. Beto O'Rourke: Half True.
2. Cory Booker: True.
3. Booker: Half True.
4. O'Rourke: Half True.
5. Julian Castro: Mostly True.