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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    Semantics? How about you stop whining for once and actually address a topics? Planned Parenthood doesn't do mammograms. They have zero facilities licensed to perform them. Hold on, let me count again... Nope, still zero. How is that a fucking semantics argument? Now, on the other hand, trying to pretend that a breast exam is the same thing is a semantics argument.
    Yet their docs order and evaluate the mammograms. Some PPs probably don't do their own lab work either but they order lab work for their patients and probably draw it at the clinic, but it's sent out to be tested.

    I know it's a hard concept for some to understand.
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    I generally see internet "fact check" sites as little more than deceitfully organized credibility loops designed to lend an air of authority to agendas.

    Two things come to mind; "Garbage In, Garbage Out" and "Follow the Money".

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    More fact checker idiocy. Carly Fiorina started out as a secretary and worked her way up to CEO. That is a fact. And yet the idiot Washington Post fact checker decided that was a 3 Pinocchio lie.
    Carly Fiorina?s bogus ?secretary to CEO? career trajectory (Fact Checker biography) - The Washington Post
    Because apparently not being promoted directly to CEO from secretary makes it a lie. How does anyone take these so called fact checkers seriously anymore?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    The idea of a fact checker looks good on paper. But so many of them are so nakedly biased that it's clear that they have agendas other than objective truth.
    There are some that are biased and there are some that are reputable. It is like saying consumer reports favors one side or the other even though on occasion they make mistakes. Fact checkers that have a record of being incorrect go out of business. Why would they want to give wrong information

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isalexi View Post
    There are some that are biased and there are some that are reputable. It is like saying consumer reports favors one side or the other even though on occasion they make mistakes. Fact checkers that have a record of being incorrect go out of business. Why would they want to give wrong information
    For the same reason any other pundit does. Because they have a political agenda. This doesn't hurt the business of so called fact checkers. It helps them. Because then the loyalists go to them for validation.

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    When someone writes about gun purchases, it would really help if they had the slightest idea how that works in the real world.
    So the president says, "A violent felon can buy (a gun) over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked." That is completely false. For one thing, the USPS will not mail guns. UPS and FedEx will not ship a gun from one unlicensed individual to another. It has to be shipped to a FFL dealer and guess what, you still have to get a background check.
    So here comes Politifact, bending over backwards to give an inaccurate statement a "mostly true" rating.
    Sean Davis summed it up pretty well on Twitter.
    Obama: You can buy your own ladyboy slaves online.
    Politifact: Human trafficking is super illegal, but we'll still rate that as Mostly True.
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    Professional fact checker falls for parody site.
    https://twitter.com/GlennKesslerWP/s...75759168630785
    Glenn Kessler ‏@GlennKesslerWP · 13h13 hours ago

    Glenn Kessler Retweeted DPRK News Service
    Even North Korea is following @realDonaldTrump's every word....

    DPRK News Service @DPRK_News Respected scholar Donald Trump states U.S. Senator Ted Cruise was born a wretched slave in Canada.
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    Later claims he knew it was a joke all along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    What shit? Insisting that fact checkers actually be, y'know, factually correct?
    Here comes the damn the free speech thing.

    If they don't like the facts you are pointing out, time to shut down the speech.

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