Media lied and people really did die

A very real question should be asked by real journalists: Did some US media outlets encourage people to NOT take a drug that could have saved their lives- all because they hate Trump? https://t.co/QiSiXwQpmr — Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) July 3, 2020 The media went bonkers when President Donald John Trump called a regimen of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin “a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.” For example, the Washington Post reported — without evidence — “Drug promoted by Trump as corona virus ‘game changer’ increasingly linked to deaths.” Thousands of other news organizations who posted similar articles.

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Leah Libresco: An Honest Woman

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Leah Libresco
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Upon occasion, one stumbles on something rare and precious, something almost unthinkable and seldom seen.  In this case, an honest leftist writing about the Second Amendment.  May I introduce, gentle readers, Leah Libresco, writing at, of all places, The Washington Post, that former newspaper that thinks one of the most vicious and barbaric terrorists that ever lived “an austere religious scholar.”She is, in this field, refreshing:

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Fake Gnus

Knoll’s Law of Media Accuracy: Everything you read in the newspapers is absolutely true — except for the rare story of which you happen to have firsthand knowledge.


Erwin Knoll, editor, The Progressive (Attributed)

I’ve also seen this attributed to Mark Twain and Henry Hazlett

Enough With Politifact’s Opinion Journalism

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The classic example of PolitiFact running interference for Democrats is its treatment of Barack Obama’s infamous ObamaCare lie, “if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan.” The claim was originally rated to be “true” or “mostly true.” Later on, as inconvenient facts emerged proving the claim to be sketchy at best, they downgraded their fact check to “half true.” Only when it became patently obvious to everyone that the claim was a cruel hoax did PolitiFact admit the truth.

In October 2008, PolitiFact said that Obama’s oft-repeated healthcare claim was true. By mid-2009, with Obama safely elected president, it downgraded the claim to half true. In 2012, while Obama was running for re-election, PolitiFact continued to rate the false ObamaCare claim as “half true,” even though it was by then known that a majority of employer-sponsored plans would be illegal under Obamacare.

Only after ObamaCare was implemented in the fall of 2013, and millions of people actually started losing their plans, did PolitiFact rate the claim to be (as everyone with a shred of common sense knew from the beginning) a huge, Pants on Fire, Lie of the Year. Of course, that “fact check” came five years too late for the millions of people who lost their health care plans.