As Twitchy reported Tuesday, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler decided to call out Attorney General Bill Barr on his claim that 90 percent of black homicides are committed by other blacks. What was incorrect about it? Nothing, actually, but Kessler felt there was “important missing context” in Barr not mentioning that 84 percent of white murder victims are killed by whites.

Now the New York Times is taking the exact same tact as Kessler in its fact-check of Barr’s statement: “The vast majority of [Blacks], around 90 percent, are killed by other Blacks, mainly by gunfire.”

In fact-checking Barr, the Times only managed to prove how accurate he was in his statement:

This is misleading. Mr. Barr cited this statistic to argue that “the threat to Black lives posed by crime on the streets is massively greater than any threat posed by police misconduct.”

He is correct that about 88.9 percent of Black murder victims were killed by Black perpetrators in 2018. But left unsaid was the fact that murder victims and their perpetrators are overwhelmingly of the same race or ethnicity: 80.7 percent of white murder victims were killed by white perpetrators, and 68.4 percent of Latino murder victims by other Latinos.

Barr says around 90 percent of black homicides are committed by blacks … the actual number is 88.9 percent … and that deserves a “fact-check.”

Oh, and the Times also has a problem with Barr saying that “hundreds of rioters have laid siege to the federal courthouse” in Portland every night for the past two months. Is that not true? Well, yes, it’s true, but it’s “exaggerated.”

This is exaggerated. While some protesters in Portland have been violent, many others have been peaceful and have included high school students, military veterans, off-duty lawyers and lines of women who call themselves the “Wall of Moms.”

Oh, so the protests are mostly peaceful, but Barr only focused on the rioters, as an attorney general would do. It’s misleading because he didn’t mention the “Wall of Moms,” who — fact-check — are all moms and haven’t contributed at all to the violence.

What a joke.

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