We’re not saying the mainstream media is biased or anything, but in October of 2016, a month before the election, the New York Times devoted a two-page gatefold to “every” insult uttered by Donald Trump during his campaign. Remember that time he called whoever firebombed the GOP headquarters in Orange County, N.C., “animals”? That was counted as an insult. He also called NBC News “very dishonest” and the Times “sad” on multiple occasions — all insults.
NYT has printed everything Trump has insulted since he began running for President. Surprised they had enough ink. pic.twitter.com/dq5SKKcdVu
— Bill Press (@BillPressPod) October 24, 2016
Now it’s progressives’ turn to complain, because the Washington Post’s fact-checker has tallied up the number of times President Biden has lied, according to the Washington Post fact-checker. Did they fact-check Biden when he slipped up and called it the border crisis, which the White House clarified the next day didn’t represent the official position of the Biden-Harris administration? Or when Biden said we’d have planes that fly 21,000 miles an hour?
They’ve compared Biden’s lies to Trump’s over the same time period, but as a lot of people are pointing out, what’s the lie-per-statement ratio? Biden never speaks, so …
In his first 100 days (or at least thru today), Biden had 67 misleading or false statements per our Fact Checker.
Trump, meanwhile, in his first 100 days had …. 511 https://t.co/5ZGJJsRlVB
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) April 26, 2021
This is your job?
— Dr. K (@docdvr) April 26, 2021
Anyone taking this at face value is not meant to be a reporter
— Colbyforyou (@Rationalityforu) April 26, 2021
Cool. One of them was getting the all star game moved out of Atlanta. Super good job, everyone!
— argyleumbrella (@argyleumbrella) April 26, 2021
Him saying he can do more push ups or jump higher or punch harder are just Joe’s strange strange way I don’t think they count as lies
— JHoila (@HoilandJ) April 26, 2021
It's hard to critique something as false when you are head over heels in love with someone.
— Chris Monte IV (@imchrismonte) April 26, 2021
67 isn't too bad until you realize that he needs to sleep 18 hours a day.
— Uncle Bumpy Knuckles (@CherryPepsiFan) April 26, 2021
I feel confident that if you hadn’t mentioned the Trump part for comparison, the Biden fan base would have freaked out at you again for stating this. I’m imagining their heart rate rollercoastering as they read this tweet
— shiloh (@shilohthedogx) April 26, 2021
Either way Glenn has “fact checked “a few things so bizarrely over the past couple of years that everyone should take it with a grain of salt until they read it
— shiloh (@shilohthedogx) April 26, 2021
Glenn Kessler just covered himself in glory last week by “fact-checking” Sen. Tim Scott’s life story.
What about the statements from Biden you people didn’t fact check?
— B11C (@b_cisto) April 26, 2021
Those don’t count.
— Gert B. Frobe (@ThumblessGrasp) April 26, 2021
Definitely helps to have only 1 press conference and to avoid the press like the plague.
— Casey2k (@Cas3y3k) April 26, 2021
So he’s told that many lies and has spoken how many times?
— Nick Sznajder (@Nikocharles2) April 27, 2021
So basically you’re saying everything he says in public is a lie?
— Gary Lyon (@glyonman) April 26, 2021
Any attempt to factor in… Biden was only available for an hour a day?
— NJ (@HappyTrails0127) April 26, 2021
To be fair he’s only spoken like 3 times since swearing in.
— BrotherBear (@BrotherBear325) April 27, 2021
How many statements did Biden make, though?
If someone stays silent, it's kind of difficult for them to make something false… maybe there should be some kind of ratio to compare the two more accurately?
Not that we expect objective reporting from our vaunted news media.
— Hunter Paris (@paradiddlysquat) April 26, 2021
Well when you keep the puppet hidden for so long and you never can say anything without having it written down for him that's what happens.
— #FactsMatter (@StatsAreFacts) April 27, 2021
Imagine the number if Biden actually took questions from a fair and honest press?
— President-elect Lubbock_Al (@Lubbock_Al) April 27, 2021
It’s because he barely answers questions. The media won’t press him on anything and his handlers are afraid to let him talk.
— E_05_0 (@E_05_0) April 26, 2021
Is it because Biden is unable to talk most of the time? I guess it is hard to fact check someone as wrong when that someone says nothing.
— Aleksandar Vidaković (@sashafrp2) April 26, 2021
Who is doing the "fact checking", though? Thoughts on the WaPo hit/alleged "fact check" on Tim Scott this week?
— Frustrated Voter (@FrustratedVote4) April 27, 2021
How many did Circle Back have?
— LeAnn Logan (@LeAnnLogan18) April 26, 2021
How many did the Washington Post have ?
Let's call refusing to answer that question number one
— Dander Bogaerts (@Dander_Bogaerts) April 26, 2021
I wonder how many misleading or false statements your fact checkers made in the first 100 days…
— RE (@G650horn) April 26, 2021
I knew you couldn’t get through this without bringing up Trump
— Dead Pilled (@Deadpilled) April 26, 2021
And nearly all Trump's supposed falsehoods were about the Russian hoax.
— Jorj X McKie (@jjs92285) April 26, 2021
Biden’s actually lying quite a lot if 1) the Washington Post is counting it as a lie and 2) he only reads from a teleprompter and never holds press conferences.
WaPo fact-checker having trouble reconciling Republican criticism of Maxine Waters for inciting violence (guess why) https://t.co/kvbBxSGuRO
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 19, 2021