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Unfortunately the bolded part above is a lie.
There are good, honest and reliable fact checking sites out there.


Nonpartisan Fact-Checking Websites in the US:
FactCheck.org - (Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania). Fact checks political and scientific statements, videos etc., as well as talking points of political parties and presidential speeches. If you run across a claim that hasn't been fact checked, you can submit it to this organization for review. They have partnered with Facebook to factcheck Facebook posts flagged by Facebook users. How to Flag Fake News on Facebook.
FlackCheck, a 'sister site' to factcheck.org offers "resources designed to help viewers recognize flaws in arguments in general and political ads in particular. Video resources point out deception and incivility in political rhetoric."
Snopes - Researches urban legends, Internet rumors, e-mail forwards, and other stories of questionable or unknown origin.
Factchecker - Run by journalist Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post, this site assesses claims made by politicians or political advocacy groups.
Politifact - From the Tampa Bay Times. Researches and rates the accuracy of claims made by national,state and local elected officials, candidates, leaders of political parties and political activists.
Punditfact - From the Tampa Bay Times. Researches and rates the accuracy of claims by "...pundits, columnists, bloggers, political analysts, the hosts and guests of talk shows, and other members of the media."
American Press Institute - Fact Checking Resources - Provides fact-checked answers to widely asked questions and the reliable sources they used to find those answers. Topics covered are: Immigration, Healthcare, Economy, Campaigns & Voting, Records, Social Media Users, Social Media and Web Content, Photos and Video, Crime Public Health, and Climate Change.
WNYC's Breaking News Consumer's Handbooks - Instead of fact-checking specific stories, offers a growing collection of handbooks focused on identifying common misrepresentations in stories on broad topics such as Protests, Islamophobia, Drug Abuse, and more.
Non Partisan Fact-Checking Sites Outside the US
Fact-checking sites outside the US cover issues in their own countries, but may also examine US issues of importance to their country.

Nonpartisan Fact-Checking Websites Outside the US:
Duke Reporter's Lab
- Duke University. Their fact-checking database links to over "...100 non-partisan organizations around the world that...assess the accuracy of statements made by public officials, political parties, candidates, journalists, news organizations, associations and other groups." Includes several dozen fact-checking sites in the US.
EU vs Disinformation: A site from the European Union, created to challenge disinformation coming out of Russia.
Full Fact - A nonprofit, independent fact-checking organization based in the UK.
Africa Check - Produces reports in English and French testing claims made by African public figures, institutions and the media against the best available evidence.
Chequeado - Created by the nonprofit La Voz Pública Foundation. Verifies statements made by public figures and other opinion-forming institutions, and classifies them, from true to false.

These sources rate degree of bias (or outright fakery) in thousands of news sources.
Bias
unreliability. A biased source that uses factual data and cites where it comes from can be reliable. But recognizing its bias will help you interpret its arguments. Interpretations of bias can differ - one person's 'right' or 'left' may be another's 'center'. Check multiple sources and ultimately use your own judgment.
Media Bias Fact Check - Evaluates over 1300 news sources for bias, and rates them on a continuum (left, left-center, least biased, right-center, right) using this methodology. Also rates news sources on how factual their reporting is, and the quality of their sources, using a high / mixed / low scale. Provides lists of news sources that are 'fake', whether pseudoscience, conspiracy theory, or satire.
Websites that Post Fake and Satirical Stories - Factcheck.org has compiled a list of websites that publish fake or satirical stories, collected in the course of their fact checking work. This list is continually updated.
Well let's start with Annenberg. Do you know who and what that family is and do you know about their funding of a Bill Ayers organization?
 
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Well let's start with Annenberg. Do you know who and what that family is and do you know about their funding of a Bill Ayers organization?
Good god almighty! Typical whinny, conservative, character assassination.

How about pointing out inaccuracies in the fact checking?

Almost all the people in America have some sort of political affiliation.

I would challenge you to find any media person with no affiliations.
 
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People with brains check facts themselves. They don't run to other people crying "tell me what to think".
People with brains fact check for themselves and then state what they find. People without brains just imagine whatever they want to " believe" to be true and then state is as fact. Deliberately trying to deceive.

Fact checkers are the referee that determines who is who on any particular day or issue.

Without them you get what my 7 year old Soccer players do. Every goal against "didnt count" and every goal for seems to count for 2 when they tell their parents how the game went.

The world needs referees.
 
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People with brains fact check for themselves and then state what they find. People without brains just imagine whatever they want to " believe" to be true and then state is as fact. Deliberately trying to deceive.

Fact checkers are the referee that determines who is who on any particular day or issue.

Without them you get what my 7 year old Soccer players do. Every goal against "didnt count" and every goal for seems to count for 2 when they tell their parents how the game went.

The world needs referees.
We can't allow anyone who votes to fact check, just like we cannot allow liberals to investigate Trump.... apparently.
 
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People with brains fact check for themselves and then state what they find. People without brains just imagine whatever they want to " believe" to be true and then state is as fact. Deliberately trying to deceive.

Fact checkers are the referee that determines who is who on any particular day or issue.

Without them you get what my 7 year old Soccer players do. Every goal against "didnt count" and every goal for seems to count for 2 when they tell their parents how the game went.

The world needs referees.
No such thing as honest referees in politics. Get into reality here.
 
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Well let's start with Annenberg. Do you know who and what that family is and do you know about their funding of a Bill Ayers organization?
 
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Of course and that's the point. Who's checking fact checkers and then who's checking them? It's a ridiculous sham and as I stated in the OP if you use a fact check site to validate your position or invalidate mine I won't bother responding.

Did you REALLY just say that ?????? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL YOU are using a fact-checking website THAT ADMITS ITS OWN BIAS to invalidate every other fact-checking website !!!

That is, without a doubt, THE most hysterical post I've read on here in YEARS !!!!

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"News Busters???"

When you fall flat on your face, you don't mess around.
This Newsbusters.

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  • Overall, we rate Newsbusters Right Biased based on story selection that always favors the right. We also rate them borderline questionable due to the use of poor sources and numerous failed fact checks. One additional failed fact check will push this source by default onto the Questionable list.
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History
Founded in 2005, Newsbusters claims to expose liberal bias much like its parent organization Media Research Center. The website features a tagline that reads “dedicated to exposing & combating liberal media bias.” Essentially, this site reports on perceived liberal bias in the media and by individuals. According to their about page, they state “the NewsBusters blog provides immediate exposure of national media bias, unfairness, inaccuracy, and occasional idiocy.”
The parent organization, Media Research Center (MRC) was founded in 1987 by L. Brent Bozell III. MRC claims to be “America’s leading media watchdog in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.”
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In review, Newsbusters reports news on liberal bias. They frequently use strongly loaded, emotional and right biased wording such as this: CBS’s Garrett Hammers NBC for Boosting Warren During Debate. This story is sourced to video footage and tweets. Another example of emotionally charged language can be found here: NBC’s Liberal Debate Obsessions: Save Miami! Grab Guns! Fight Mitch McConnell! When it comes to sourcing they usually provide video to support their opinions, however other times they use poor sources such as Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart. Editorially, Newsbusters always favors conservatives and denigrates the left.
A factual search reveals a poor track record with IFCN fact checkers.