Politifact is clearly the GO-TO for debunking all fake news … including debunking a story from a well-known satire account.
Oh, the jokes just write themselves.
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held for about five years by the Taliban after disappearing in Afghanistan, has taken off again — this time during his own court proceeding, says Duffel Blog.
“Bowe Bergdahl wanders off during court-martial,” said the October headline in Duffel Blog.
Here’s the accurate backstory: Bergdahl walked off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban. The military searched for him, and officers were injured in the process. Bergdahl was freed by his captors in 2014. In return, the United States agreed to turn over five Taliban officials being held at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison to the country of Qatar. President Barack Obama’s controversial decision to exchange Bergdahl angered many Republicans, including then-candidate Donald Trump.
They wrote this without one single OUNCE of irony.
And they’re the experts on debunking stuff, ya’ know.
Satire is exceptionally hard to write. Good point.
I want to believe this is a joke inside a joke. That Politifact is punking you. But upon rereading, it's a bit too earnest for satire.
— Bryan Suits (Not California Compliant) (@darksecretplace) November 17, 2017
Nope, they’re just stupid.
"politifact could not find any evidence that any chickens crossed any roads for any reason"
— matt weinberger is not going to CES (@gamoid) November 17, 2017
The also couldn’t find any evidence about which came first, the chicken or the egg.
I love how they even included your disclaimer saying it was satire
— Lockheed Skunk ? MFF (@LockheedSkonk) November 17, 2017
Reading comprehension FAIL.
Facebook users tattled on you.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) November 17, 2017
Everything is totally stupid.
Welcome to 2017.