The end of another week brings with it an Associated Press fact check of stories that gained exposure this week:
— AP Fact Check (@APFactCheck) June 14, 2019
The first story fact-checked in the article? A video made by @CarpeDonktum:
Oh ffs. You fact checked *that*?
— Shadyhugs (@Shadyhugs) June 14, 2019
Why yes, yes they did. Here’s just part of what the Associated Press passed along so others don’t think obvious parodies are the real deal:
CLAIM: Video shows Joe Biden making a “shocking admission.” Biden’s speech also appears to be impaired in the video.
THE FACTS: Democratic presidential candidate Biden did not make any sort of admission. Rather, in the video, he was referencing comments made about him by President Donald Trump. The source footage was slowed down and two clips from it were cut and spliced together to produce this altered video. A social media user who uses the handle @CarpeDonktum posted the altered video to Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Reddit on Wednesday and Thursday, calling it a “shocking admission” and saying it forced him to question Biden’s mental health. @CarpeDonktum, whose Twitter bio says he creates “doctored” videos in support of Trump, told The Associated Press that he had slowed down the video and cut the two clips together. On Reddit, he labeled the video as “doctored” because he said users on Reddit may not be familiar with his parody style videos.
What would we do without the media?
AP getting ratio'd holla
— pokeman on the go (@SirSeatSitter) June 14, 2019
Also in the news, Steve Martin never really had an arrow shot through his head.
— GregEsq (@GregEsq) June 14, 2019
Lol. Seriously AP, did you just fact check a meme creator? God, what has happened to our media. Lol
— Big Paulie (@BIGpaulie913) June 14, 2019
Now do one on @TheBabylonBee ?
— jamie (@attfjamie) June 14, 2019
Oh, we’re sure they’ll get to the Babylon Bee soon enough.
But on the upside:
Thank you for quoting me accurately.? https://t.co/5KFolsWHOx
— Carpe Donktum? (@CarpeDonktum) June 14, 2019
So there’s that.