Daniel Dale exempting the quote’s source is perhaps the best example of fact-check hackery.
It is true when I state that I love fact-checkers within the media. These offshoot journalists are perhaps the best representations of the corruption of our media. Consider – if a journalist’s job is the delivery of facts, then why does any outlet need an adjunct division dedicated strictly to the facts? This bias is known since a long time.
It is easy to determine whether a story was correct or not. Fact-checkers use up to five measurement to make a judgment, and can also consider nuance or context to alter the result. Although a Republican could be fact-checked for saying the truth, it is possible to earn a Half-True Or Most FalseNames are used as interpretational elements. Our partner website Townhall was recently updated A fact check challenged the assertion. for doing nothing more than posting a direct quote by Joe Biden with a video of him speaking – with no commentary added.
Today brings us this piece of majesty from CNN’s corrective Kaiser, Daniel Dale. He took on the task of verifying what was going on in Washington D.C. with the new COVID protocols. Two GOP legislators pointed out that residents must have multiple forms of identification and be properly masking in order to be allowed to drive through the city. Marsha Blackburn also spoke out on the matter.
Liberal logic says that you must have a photo ID in order to purchase milk, but not vote. https://t.co/eVRMwss1Wt
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 12, 2022
Ron Johnson addressed these new parameters as well in his own tweet.
While Dems believe it is racist to ask for voter ID, they are willing to separate the unvaccinated and demand that anyone who leaves their house has a photo ID and a mask as well as proof of vaccination.
Big Brother Dems are trying to split us. What will they do? https://t.co/ZUr6i7FzjJ
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) January 12, 2022
Both examples show that the senators also included the tweet by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowlser in which she listed the items required for anyone to break the lock on their front doors and join polite society. Mr. Dale saw these two examples of Republicans getting chirpy about the ordinance and – Dare I speak it? – he pounced.
Dale conducted a fact check on the matterThen he took politicians to task because they did not provide an accurate portrayal of the ordinance. It is beyond revealing that he takes a far more strident examination of the GOPers’ comments than he does Ms. Bowser, the very source of their comments.
Last week, some Republican lawmakers wrongly described Washington DC’s new proof-of-vaccination policy — incorrectly tweeting that the Democratic-run city is requiring people to show photo identification to buy milk or even to leave their homes.
Now, Dale recognizes that he has a challenge in front of him, in that those lawmakers dared to provide evidence of their position – Bowser’s tweets. Dale must therefore resort to interpretation, one of the facts-checking tools.
Tweet concluded with a link to the government website.
After the reframing was complete, he attempted to create a fresh picture.
Two Republican senators amplified Bowser’s tweet in their own tweets. They did not reveal the link if they clicked it to find more information.
These are both precious and tragic work. Although they did not quote the mayor directly, it is possible to be more precise if they had done more research. The mayor’s misrepresentation of the matter and insufficient detail in her description were not problems. The previous comment Dale made about the players demonstrates this stance.
However, their inaccurate tweets were caused by Muriel Bowser, Democratic Mayor, using too broad language to describe the policy in a tweet. Bowser’s tweet could have led the senators and others astray, though the senators could certainly have verified the details before posting.
The tepid Republicans responsible here are not performing corrective actions, but instead doing the laziest thing and simply quoting Mayor Dale. Dale’s approach towards the parties here could not be starker. The Republicans “Often incorrectly called” had been “Incorrectly tweeting” and were “inaccurate.” They did all of that, mind you, by using Bowser’s own words. Dale continues to use euphemisms in his defense of the Democrats. Joe Biden is known for embellishing, exaggerating, misremembering, and never telling a lie. With Bowser, he completely softens the assessment of her quote, describing her inaccurate tweet by saying she merely “Overly general language.”
Dale declaring liability is the other double standard for identical content. Dale declares responsibility and tells us that senators ought to have conducted more research before tweeting in an unresponsible manner. Curiously, Bowser bears no such rebuke – and she is the Mayor, Her own orders are misrepresented. Bowser should be the one to be held accountable for accuracy. She is not even looked at, and others are repeating her words, which is a crime.
This bias is very obvious. Republicans face greater scrutiny. They are expected to be more accountable in order for them to receive condemnation. It is not a problem for Democrat mayors to spread misinformation. Republicans who notice what she says – now there is the real problem!