September 30, 2022

You need to have a check against liberals | Geoff Diehl | ‘Wake Up America’

Fact Check: Bennie Thompson Falsely Claims Police ‘Killed’ in Capitol Riot

CLAIM: President Donald Trump failed to stop rioters who were “savagely beating and killing law enforcement officers.” VERDICT: FALSE. While some rioters attacked police, they did not kill any; the only person killed was a fellow rioter. The January 6 Committee held its eighth public hearing on Thursday, and its second in prime time. The…

Joe Biden: Americans Complaining About Inflation Forgot We Sent Them a Check for $8,000

President Joe Biden on Thursday reminded Americans suffering from inflation and high gas prices that he sent them a check for $8,srcsrcsrc in 2src21. “There’s reason to be down but I started thinking about it … the first year, we were able with the rescue plan, we were able to send them a check for…

Fact Check: Whoopi Goldberg Falsely Claims Turning Point USA ‘Embraced’ Neo-Nazis

CLAIM: Whoopi Goldberg claimed Monday on ABC’s The View that Turning Point USA (TPUSA) “embrace[d]” neo-Nazis at its Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida, over the weekend and that protesters wielding swastika and SS flags were “in the mix of people” at the event. “You embrace [neo-Nazis] at your thing,” Goldberg claimed of TPUSA. “I…

Fact Check: Biden Administration Falsely Claims Oil Production at Record High

Claim: U.S. oil production is at a record high, the Department of Energy claimed following a meeting between executives of U.S. petroleum refiners and Secretary Jennifer Granholm. “At a time when the U.S. is achieving record oil production under the Biden administration, and President Biden is taking historic actions to add to that supply including…

FACT CHECK: Did Barack Obama Replace Black Music Appreciation Month With Pride Month?

A post shared on Facebook claims former President Barack Obama replaced Black Music Month with Pride Month during his term.Verdict: False Pride month was first recognized in 1999 by former President Bill Clinton. African American Music Appreciation Month is still being celebrated today and has not been removed. Fact Check: The Facebook post reads, “Did…

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Release This Father’s Day Statement Insulting Dick Cheney And Ron DeSantis?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a statement released by former President Donald Trump on Father’s Day sharply criticizing former Vice President Dick Cheney and Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis. Verdict: False The image is digitally fabricated and stems from a satirical account. There is no evidence suggesting Trump put out such a statement.…

FACT CHECK: Did Rwandan President Paul Kagame Deport 18 Chinese Nationals?

A post shared on Instagram claims Rwandan President Paul Kagame deported 18 Chinese nationals. Verdict: False There is no evidence that Kagame deported any Chinese nationals. The claim has been circulating since 2020. Fact Check: Rwanda has strengthened relations with China in the past few years and Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the country in…

FACT CHECK: Was Buffalo Mass Shooting Victim Aaron Salter Jr. Killed For Working On A Water-Powered Car Engine?

A post shared on Facebook claims Aaron Salter Jr., a security guard who was killed in a recent shooting at a Buffalo grocery store, was targeted because he was developing a water-powered car engine.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False While Salter Jr. was working on prototypes for water-based car engines, there is no evidence he was targeted for…

FACT CHECK: Are Guns Illegal In Chicago?

A post shared on Facebook claims guns are illegal in Chicago.Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False While Chicago has strict gun laws, they are not illegal to own in the city, according to experts. Fact Check: In the wake of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting May 24, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed that crime in Chicago, which has…

FACT CHECK: Did The UK Government Create This Poster Offering Financial Compensation For Those Who Were Injured By The COVID-19 Vaccine?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows a U.K. government poster offering financial compensation for those who have experienced health issues after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Verdict: Misleading The poster is digitally fabricated and was not created by the U.K. government. A program for compensation due to vaccine injury does exist but is not limited…

FACT CHECK: Does This Footage Show A Protest In Russia Against The War In Ukraine?

A video shared on Twitter allegedly shows a recent protest in Moscow, Russia against the country’s invasion of Ukraine.  Anti-war protest yesterday in Moscow. Putin quickly sent out is police to squash it. pic.twitter.com/LwcQFtnUSD — Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) May 2, 2022 Verdict: False The video shows an anti-government protest that occurred in Moscow in 2013.…

FACT CHECK: Have Finland And Sweden Applied For NATO Membership?

A post shared on Facebook claims Finland and Sweden have officially applied to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Verdict: Misleading While Sweden and Finland have expressed interest in joining the partnership, there is no evidence either country has applied for membership. Fact Check: NATO, a military alliance made up of 28 European countries…

FACT CHECK: Did BBC News Report That Ukraine Was Responsible For The Kramatorsk Train Station Attack?

A video shared on Facebook purports to show a BBC News report alleging that Ukraine was responsible for a rocket attack that killed 50 Ukrainian civilians at a railway station.Screenshot/Facebook Verdict: False BBC News denied publishing the video featured in the post. Both sides of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine have blamed the other for the…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Russians Protesting Against American Involvement In Pakistani Affairs?

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows Russian citizens in Moscow demonstrating against U.S. involvement in Pakistan. Verdict: False The image has been digitally altered. The Russian demonstrators pictured were protesting the detainment of Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny, not U.S. foreign policy. Fact Check:  Facebook users have shared an image purporting to show protesters in…

FACT CHECK: Are Only Vaccinated Ukrainian Citizens Eligible For Emergency Wartime Payment?

A post shared on Facebook claims only Ukrainians vaccinated against COVID-19 are eligible for the country’s emergency wartime payment. Verdict: False Ukrainians are eligible for the emergency wartime payment regardless of their vaccination status, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and a Ukrainian media report. Fact Check: More than 3 million Ukrainians have fled the…

Meanwhile, in the Russian Backyard Called Siberia…

Commentary Given the manpower and equipment advantages possessed by the Russian Army and Air Force, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin cronies expected Ukraine’s defenses to swiftly collapse and capitulate. The quick victory script read something like this: A precision Spetsnaz assassination kills President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as airstrikes smash Ukrainian air defenses and Russian…

FACT CHECK: Has Vladimir Putin Banned The Rothschild Banking Family From Russia?

A post shared on Instagram claims Russian President Vladimir Putin has banned the Rothschild banking family from entering Russia. Verdict: False There is no evidence the Rothschilds have been banned from Russia. The claim stems from a 2016 article that cites vague, unnamed “sources.” Fact Check: The Rothschild family is considered to be one of…

FACT CHECK: Viral Images Of Ukrainians Holding Signs In Support Of Myanmar Are Altered

A post shared on Facebook claims to show Ukrainians holding signs in support of Myanmar. Verdict: False The images have been digitally altered. None of the original images show Ukrainians rallying in support of Myanamar. Fact Check: Myanmar’s military junta, which took power in a coup last year, expressed support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to…

Understanding the Constitution: Why Joe Biden is Wrong to Think the 9th Amendment Protects Abortion

Commentary President Joe Biden recently reaffirmed his long-standing position that the Constitution’s Ninth Amendment protects abortion, and he wants the courts to start enforcing that provision. Abortion is not mentioned in the Constitution, but Biden is one of many who claim the Ninth Amendment protects unmentioned rights. In the Supreme Court’s notorious 1965 “emanations and…

Canada’s Foreign Minister Meets Counterparts at NATO to Ramp up Pressure Moscow

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly responds to a question during a news conference, Feb. 24, 2022 in Ottawa. (The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld) Canada’s foreign affairs minister met counterparts at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Friday to co-ordinate continuing efforts to sanction Russia for its invasion of Ukraine.…

Fact Check: Biden Claims Coronavirus Doesn’t Need to Control Our Lives Due to ‘Progress’ Made During His Presidency

CLAIM: President Biden declared during Tuesday’s State of the Union address that the Chinese coronavirus no longer needs to control Americans’ lives due to the “progress” made during his administration. VERDICT: False. America is moving past the virus, but not because of any progress made during his presidency, as the science has not changed. “Because…

Fact Check: Biden Touts ‘Buy American’ Rules While Allowing Feds to Offshore U.S. Manufacturing

CLAIM: During his State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday evening, President Joe Biden claimed his administration is “actually” ensuring that “taxpayers’ dollars support American jobs and businesses.” VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Biden’s infrastructure bill signed into law last year provides giant federal carve-outs for industries to outsource and offshore American jobs. “When we use taxpayer…

Belarus Set to Amend Non-Nuclear Constitution Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Belarus is set to make amendments to its non-nuclear constitution to allow for nuclear weapons after a referendum was held on Sunday amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Belarus Central Election Commission said that voter turnout stood at 78.61 percent, of which 65.2 percent voted in favor of the change. The amendments give Belarusian President…

New York Orders Russia Sanctions, Invites Ukrainian Refugees

NEW YORK—New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed an executive order Sunday forbidding her state from doing business with Russia, including cancelling its investments there. The governor also said New York will welcome Ukrainian refugees in response to Russia’s invasion, noting at a press conference in Albany that her state is home to the largest Ukrainian…

FACT CHECK: Did Scotland Stop Publishing COVID-19 Data Because It Shows The Vaccinated Are Developing AIDS?

A post shared on Facebook claims Public Health Scotland (PHS) will no longer publish COVID-19 data due to a link between the COVID-19 vaccine and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Verdict: False PHS said its weekly data releases were ceased due to rampant misinformation. There is no proven link between COVID-19 vaccines and AIDS and no…

FACT CHECK: Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Say, ‘I Don’t Need Truckers, I Get My Food At The Grocery Store’?

A post shared on Facebook claims Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “I don’t need truckers. I get my food at the grocery store.” Verdict: False The quote stems from a satirical article. A spokesperson for Ocasio-Cortez denied the congresswoman made the alleged statement. Fact Check: A convoy of Canadian truck drivers and other…

European, US Bank Shares Recoup Some Losses; Sector Braces for Slew of Sanctions

FRANKFURT/LONDON—European and U.S. bank shares on Friday clawed back some of the previous day’s steep losses as the sector starts to get to grips with a slew of sanctions unveiled this week in retaliation for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with more due from the European Union imminently. Shares got off to a jittery start as…

The US-led Post War World Is Over

Commentary Now that Russia’s conquest of Ukraine has begun, will communist China’s invasion of Taiwan be next? It’s not clear how Beijing will “unify” China, but it is already normalizing the idea by openly mentioning a Taiwan invasion in the media. Does this signal an invasion? It may, and sooner than later. And while it’s…

FACT CHECK: No, Jaden Smith Did Not Die In A Car Accident

A post shared on Facebook claims actor Jaden Smith died in a car accident. Verdict: False Jaden Smith has been active on social media since this rumor surfaced. There are no credible news reports about his alleged death. Fact Check: Jaden Smith, who is the son of actor Will Smith, has starred in multiple films…

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