By now you’re well aware that the job of “fact-checker” all too often is defined as somebody who checks to make sure a claim matches up with the Democrats’ narrative, and if it does the claim is ruled “true.” Such was the case after some claimed that Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters so President Trump could have a photo op at a church. The media helped Democrats run with that narrative, except now an IG report says that’s not at all what happened. As NBC News’s Ken Dilanian said earlier today, “the narrative we thought we knew was not the reality.”
Something else wasn’t reality, and that’s CNN’s Daniel Dale’s “fact-check” earlier this year on a claim that Trump didn’t have protesters cleared out of the area for his short walk to the church:
This is a CNN fact checker.
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) June 9, 2021
Another “fact-check” fail? Say it ain’t so!
Van der Veen falsely claims the clearing of Lafayette Square last June happened to "establish an appropriate security perimeter" from a "riotous mob." No. They cleared peaceful protesters out of the way for a Trump photo-op. The "narrative" van der Veen is mocking is correct.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 13, 2021
If “fact-checkers” had any credibility left, we’d be surprised that another ruling has gone down in flames.
I'll take "tweets that aged poorly" for $1000, Alex.
— Physics Geek (@physicsgeek) June 9, 2021
1. Why do you lie so much?
2. Why were you supporting a violent insurrection?
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) June 9, 2021
We can’t wait for the “in light of this new information” update (if that even happens).