OMG-LOL! AOC Who Cheered the Harassment Of Others FREAKS in Curse-Filled Tantrum When...
WATCH as Trump and His Best Imitator React to the Supreme Court’s Decision...
President Biden Doesn't Think Donald Trump Will Concede If He Loses in November
Team Biden Thinks the Biggest Images Voters Will Have Are of January 6
ATF Director Still Doesn't Know the Difference Between a Magazine and a Clip
Urine luck, Keith Olbermann is Pissed and It's Golden
Rep. Ro Khanna Says Biden Needs to Recognize a Palestinian State to Get...
Michael Moore Informs Jews Their Enemy Isn't Palestinians but White European Christians
LISTEN: Prof. Turley On SCOTUS Keeping Trump on the Ballot (and a Deep...
Defenders of Democracy Alert: AG Garland Calls Election Integrity Laws 'Discriminatory' an...
The Nation: The Supreme Court 'Twisted' the 'Crystal-Clear' 14th Amendment
President Joe Biden Says Justice Clarence Thomas 'Likes to Spend a Lot of...
You Don't Despise the Media Enough: Only SOME Baseless Claims Are Bad (Take...
WHOOPS: Jim Acosta Steps on a Giant Rake While Celebrating Abortion Amendment in...
Intolerance on Campus: Leftwing Berkeley Students Form Violent Mob and Attack Jewish Speak...

USA Today journo says Salon should correct debunked DeSantis story he shared as factual

We’ll kick this story off by setting the Peak Irony stage with a reminder that the USA Today is among the go-to media outlets for social media platforms when it comes to rooting out misinformation online:


USA TODAY announced today that it is joining Facebook’s Third-Party Fact-Checking Program. As a program partner, USA TODAY, along with other third-party fact-checkers certified through the non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network, will partner to independently review, rate and verify news content on Facebook and Instagram to help prevent the spread of false information.

“As a media organization with unparalleled local-to-national reach, we take our commitment to providing people with truthful information very seriously, and fact-checking is integral to the journalism being done by USA TODAY and in Gannett newsrooms across the country” said Maribel Perez Wadsworth, Gannett’s news leader and Publisher of USA TODAY. “We also recognize that the distribution of false information on social media is a concerning issue that warrants attention in today’s world, so joining Facebook’s fact-checking program to identify misinformation felt like a natural step for us. We are proud to partner with Facebook on a program with such an important mission.”

With that in mind, a USA Today correspondent shared a year-old story about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and said it should be getting more media attention:


The USA Today journo was reminded that Politifact dealt with that one over a year ago, but the narrative matters more than the facts anymore. The above reporter has the same journalistic standards as Stephen King:

Eventually it was acknowledged that the DeSantis story had been debunked, but it’s the fault of Salon for not having a correction/retraction:

Anyone who shares any Salon story assuming it’s completely factual should not be allowed to call themselves “journalists.”


And yet the media remains baffled as to why trust in “journalism” has gone completely down the toilet.

The fact that the correspondent works for one of the go-to spotters of misinformation for social media outlets makes it even richer.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Twitchy Videos