By now you’re used to Politifact going above and beyond the call of duty in order to give Democrats the benefit of the doubt in their fact checks, and this one about comments from Rep. Maxine Waters is no different:
— PolitiFact (@PolitiFact) February 8, 2021
Is that so?
We have eyes and ears. Waters is on VIDEO saying EXACTLY THAT https://t.co/ATzLeeUpEz
— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) February 8, 2021
Waters recalling remarks in 2018: “I said, if you see them anywhere, if you see them in a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them, you're not welcome here or anywhere.” https://t.co/wMA1mtIY66
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) February 8, 2021
Here’s what Politifact did: They found a Facebook post that claimed Waters said “Trump supporters” should be made to feel unwelcome anywhere they go (restaurant, dept. store, gas station) and then disproved the entire thing as “mostly false” by ruling that Waters only directed that at Trump’s cabinet.
Literally at 5:20 in the video you link to in your article Waters says, "If you see anybody from that cabinet … you create a crowd, and you push back on them, you tell them that they're not welcome anymore, anywhere"https://t.co/KnApDpIry1
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) February 8, 2021
Correct. She said “anywhere” and not “here,” though “here” is pretty much a subset of “anywhere.” https://t.co/ilMMtoCAAs
— Scott Ryfun (@ryfun) February 8, 2021
— ShredderGirl (@ShredderBabe) February 8, 2021
— 🙃🎱 (@TequilaTuesday) February 8, 2021
Ahhhhh, yeah she did.
— PammyJune (@pmclean62) February 8, 2021
Are you serious, Politi-lie? Unbelievable.
— Tim Spivey (@timspivey) February 8, 2021
— Bossy Amy Shulkusky (@amyshulk) February 8, 2021
— Daniel Turner (@DanielTurnerPTF) February 8, 2021
“Fact-checking” these days is to a large degree just a pretzel-twisting exercise to assist the Democrats.