Is PolitiFact proving how goal they’re by holding a “United Facts of America fact-checking festival” from Might 10 to 13 starring CNN’s Brian Stelter? No, they’re additional proving they’re a part of the liberal media.
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VIP expertise: $100 (features a personal digital blissful hour with CNN’s Brian Stelter and small group break-out periods with PolitiFact fact-checkers)
What’s a “personal digital blissful hour”? It is not like they may give you a drink and a canape free of charge whilst you sit at your individual desk at dwelling.
This four-day Zoom pageant kicks off Monday with a panel of fact-checkers: Angie Holan, editor-in-chief of PolitiFact, Glenn Kessler, editor and chief author of the Washington Submit Truth Checker (counting 30,000-plus Trump lies in your Democrat speaking factors), and Eugene Kiely, director of FactCheck.org.
That is adopted by the “VIP Unique” of Holan interviewing Stelter. Often, Stelter is rolling out CNN’s purple carpet for Holan, most lately to attempt to clean up Andrew Cuomo’s COVID mess in New York.
Then on Tuesday, PolitiFact managing editor Katie Sanders interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci. Maybe they will clarify why PolitiFact has exactly zero fact checks on Fauci statements, regardless of his repute as America’s COVID knowledgeable who has apparently by no means flip-flopped or admitted that he manipulated the thought of “herd immunity” to maintain America’s herd calm.
On Wednesday, PolitiFact govt director Aaron Sharockman interviews Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va)., about Part 230 and Massive Tech. No Republican is listed, as a result of PolitiFact in all probability would not have any Republicans in its ranks (or in all probability its donors). Sister Toldjah notes he is presently sounding “Principally False” on election reform.
Then on Thursday, it is “Talking the Fact — with keynote Steven Hassan.” Politifact oozes: “Hear from Steven Hassan, an American psychological well being counselor who has written with reference to thoughts management and learn how to assist individuals who have been harmed by the expertise. Hassan has written about Q, and the cult of character surrounding Donald Trump.”
In 2019, Stelter brought Hassan on his show to advertise his ebook The Cult of Trump. “It’s scary to listen to a cult knowledgeable say that you simply see all of those indicators proper now in the present day in American politics,” Stelter declared. He additionally recommended they wanted to be deprogrammed. “So, lastly, step one, should you say this can be a cult, what’s step one of deprogramming?”
Stelter’s most infamous mental-health expert was Allen Frances, who screeched that Trump was as harmful as Hitler, Stalin, and Mao — and “could also be liable for many extra million deaths than they had been.” Even PolitiFact felt compelled to call that “Pants on Fire.”
Perhaps somebody ought to ask Brian about that on the “digital personal blissful hour.” (Or his sad profile pic on PolitiFact.)