The hypocrisy of Facebook’s fact-checking partners knows no bounds. In an act of discrimination against the Media Research Center, a Meta platform fact-checking partner threw a fit after MRC’s video division, MRCTV, dared to write about a video that showed President Joe Biden getting smacked with a white or yellow substance, depending on the photo or video.
MRCTV managing editor Brittany Hughes published a piece April 13 headlined, “Yes, a Bird Just Crapped On Biden During a Speech.” Hughes quipped that “It appears a bird proceeded to crap on Joe Biden while the president was speaking in Iowa Tuesday, dropping a big, dripping pile of poo directly on Biden’s shoulder in full view of God and everyone.”
“False information,” cried Facebook in a filter it slapped over MRCTV’s post of Hughes’ blog. A bizarre article from PolitiFact, left-wing fact-checker PolitiFact was linked by the platform. It attempted to protect biden. Facebook in turn canceled MRCTV, restricting its account and reducing its page quality for at least 90 days for supposedly having “repeatedly shared false information.” Oh, please. MRCTV received previous “missing context” flags, which are supposedly not supposed to hurt the quality of its page but did anyway.
PolitiFact contributing writer Jeff Cercone actually spent time fact-checking posts that theorized that the “yellow” substance that fell on Biden’s coat was bird poop. But what was PolitiFact’s evidence to prove definitively that the poop theory was false? Journalists and the White House claimed it was “distillers grains.” PolitiFact also pushed how “[v]ideo from the scene clearly shows what one newspaper called distillers grains flying around from the top of a large pile near where the president was speaking.” That was the extent of the evidence. As Not the Bee writer Joel Abbott wrote when ripping Snopes for a similar fact-check: “[T]The White House has not ever been a lie about any matter and is not motivated to make Biden look great, so it seems that the bird argument may be dead. Sad!”
While Cercone acknowledged that “there were birds in what the president called the ‘giant barn,’” he appears to have taken others’ word for it and dismissed the poop theory out of hand. “It became clear fairly soon after that the theory was a load of bird poop, but by that point the video had been widely shared.” Cercone continued: “A video clearly shows particles flying around from a giant, nearby grain pile. We rate this claim False.” Did Cercone examine the substance himself? Was he able to smell the substance? Was he able to squeeze it between his hands? It was it something he tried? Was he able to request a sample from the White House and have the substance tested at a laboratory? It doesn’t appear so.
Joe Biden was just peeing on a bird. pic.twitter.com/p2Ywv8CbRU
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 12, 2022
MRC President Brent Bozell lambastedFacebook, PolitiFact and Twitter
Discrimination is being made over the fact that Biden was poop on by birds. Facebook’s so called ‘fact-checkers’ don’t care about the truth. They want to cancel conservatives. This is how social media looks today.
Cercone’s “bird poop” of a fact-check ridiculously tried but couldn’t prove with hard evidence that the substance wasn’t feces. Facebook still took PolitFact serious.
This was absurd. PolitiFact was quoted as a Des Moines Register article which “showed a closeup image of the president’s jacket, which clearly shows a yellow color, not the traditional white usually dropped on us by our avian friends.” Ah, so the brilliant rebuttal from PolitiFact’s in-house ornithologist is that the substance was too yellow to be bird poop? Facebook apparently saw this as an enough excuse to censor MRCTV.
Abbott summarised the “poop-is too yellow” argument as follows:
Everyone knows that bird poop always looks black and white. Because of the nature of birds’ fibrous diets and their simple digestive system, it doesn’t take on any color. A bird in a huge corn mill wouldn’t eat that corn. The bird’s feces could even look like corn. No way, José. No, Jose.
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