Oh, Joy! … For her own sake, I hope that MSNBC’s Joy Reid doesn’t do her own fact-checking before her show. Because if she does, it might explain A LOT. In today’s New York Times, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens called for the repeal of the Second Amendment. Reid helpfully tweeted at a conservative who labeled Stevens a liberal:
Stevens was a conservative Republican nominated by Richard Nixon’s former vice president, Gerald Ford. https://t.co/2C3dgjzuDl
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 27, 2018
Earth to Joy: Stevens was one of the most left-wing justices ever to sit on the Supreme Court. The LA Times called him “the leader of the court’s liberal wing and its strongest voice for progressive causes.” Don’t worry, though, Reid backed it up with a screenshot from Biography.com. It could have been worse. It could have been Wikipedia.
Do his eyes not work? … Politico’s Ben White responded to a tweet by Marco Rubio by saying, “Weird I didn’t hear anybody talk about a ‘gun ban.’ Interesting way to seek common ground.” Are you serious, Ben? Do your eyes not work? Luckily the eyes of other Twitter users do work. A host of people helpfully replied to Ben’s tweet with signs calling for the eradication of guns. That is exactly what the march to restrict natural rights was about over the weekend.
White responded to me on Twitter saying, ”Didn’t seem that way to me but respect your view of it.” I appreciate the response, but there were scores of signs calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment and pushing the grabbing of guns at that rally.
Are you my mommy? … Really, PolitiFact? This is what we should consider as fact-check material now? According to PolitiFact, Rolling Stone published a profile of Mike Pence over a year ago. In that profile, Rolling Stone reported that Mike Pence calls his wife “mother.” For some reason, PolitiFact published a “fact-check” of the claim today.
In a lengthy piece, the site claims that “this unusual feature of Pences’ relationship … … has captured readers’ interest.” Really? What readers? Or did the folks at PolitiFact just want to embarrass the vice president? The verdict? “We were unable to find video or other documentary evidence, so the claim will remain unrated.” That didn’t stop Politico from relating several hearsay anecdotes, though.
CRTV host Michelle Malkin had it exactly right in a tweet: “One thousand two hundred and thirteen words of deranged, sneering propaganda masquerading as a ‘fact check.’”
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Stelter gonna Stelter … CNN’s media critic/cheerleader Brian Stelter has an obsession with calling Fox News propaganda and shills for the Trump administration. He also vociferously stands up against anyone who would call media types he likes biased or propaganda. That’s mostly because he himself is propagandist number one over at CNN. Case in point? He admitted that he didn’t challenge chief gun-grabber David Hogg’s falsehoods about guns. Here, watch. This is what propagandists do.
CNN's Brian Stelter admits that he let David Hogg make factually false statements on his show "Reliable Sources" without correcting him, except for one time. pic.twitter.com/fF8MChZpS8
— Ryan Saavedra ?? (@RealSaavedra) March 27, 2018
Fox-to-Trump pipeline? … CNN fired a shot across the bow of Fox News today. Here’s a video where the network goes into “President Trump’s hires from Fox News.” Included in this video is Ambassador John Bolton, whom the network, as Stelter did last week, tries to paint as a mere Fox News contributor, not a former U.N. ambassador. This is nuts, and, well, CNN shouldn’t throw stones from its own glass house.
CNN is a welcoming place for left-wing alums of the Obama administration. There’s James Clapper, the former Obama intel official who openly lied about the NSA metadata collection program to Congress. Then of course there is Jim Sciutto, who, as CNN’s chief national security correspondent, routinely reports about his former colleagues from the Obama administration without ever disclosing they are former colleagues. Michelle Malkin focused on Sciutto’s CNN role in this great crapweasel segment.
But never anything about their own Obama –to–> CNN pipeline
— CRTV (@CRTV) March 27, 2018
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Rob Eno is the editor of Blaze Media’s WTF MSM!? newsletter.