September 19, 2021

Thom Brennaman Claims Fans Want Him Back Despite Anti-Gay Slur

Former Cincinnati Reds TV announcer Thom Brennaman claims that the fans he runs into want him to get his job back despite his anti-gay slur controversy from last year. Brennaman resigned from his position with the Reds last September after he was suspended for uttering the “f” word during a live broadcast the previous month.…

Blinken Claims US Never Gave Taliban Lists Of Names, Then Details Names US Gave The Taliban

Secretary of State Antony Blinken claimed Sunday that the United States had not given lists of American citizens and allies to the Taliban. Blinken joined “Meet the Press” with NBC’s Chuck Todd and disputed the accuracy of reports indicating U.S. officials had handed over lists of people the Taliban should allow through checkpoints and into…

Fact Check: Biden Claims Afghanistan Evacuation ‘Largest Airlift of People in History’

CLAIM: President Joe Biden boasted Friday that the Afghanistan evacuation is the “largest airlift of people in history.” VERDICT: Likely FALSE. The evacuation is smaller than India’s evacuation of its citizens from Iraq and Kuwait in 1990. The Biden administration has tried to find a silver lining in the dark cloud of its botched Afghanistan…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims Nancy Pelosi Was Executed

A viral Instagram post claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been executed. Verdict: False Pelosi has not been executed, as she has made recent public appearances. Fact Check: Pelosi is a frequent target of online misinformation. For instance, one Facebook post last week baselessly alleged she is the stepsister of Kathy Hochul, who is set…

Dominion Sues Newsmax, OAN For Allegedly Creating ‘Alternate Reality’ With Voter Fraud Claims

Dominion Voting Systems filed multiple defamation lawsuits against several individuals and conservative news outlets Newsmax and One America News Network on Tuesday. “The defendants in today’s filings recklessly disregarded the truth when they spread lies in November and continue to do so today,” Dominion CEO John Poulos said in a statement. “We are filing these…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims The CDC Director Said COVID-19 Vaccines Are ‘Failing’

An image shared on Facebook claims CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said COVID-19 vaccines are “failing” and vaccinated individuals can be “super-spreaders.” Verdict: False There is no record of Walensky saying that vaccines are “failing” or that vaccinated individuals are “super-spreaders.” In a recent press release, she said the viral loads of vaccinated people infected with…

‘You’re Better Than That’: Everyone Groans When Richard Fowler Claims Media Is Mean To Kamala Harris Because She’s A Woman

Everyone at the table audibly groaned Friday when “The Five” co-host Richard Fowler claimed Vice President Kamala Harris was treated unfairly because she was a woman. Fowler argued that Harris was held to a higher standard because she was the first woman to hold the office of Vice President, and co-hosts Katie Pavlich, Jesse Watters,…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims Mayim Bialik ‘Refuses To Vaccinate’

An image shared on Facebook claims actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik “refuses to vaccinate.” Verdict: Misleading While Bialik has said that she hasn’t been vaccinated in 30 years, she has stated that she received the COVID-19 vaccine and that her children are vaccinated. Her publicist said she and her children are “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19.…

Jobless Claims Fall, Suggesting Early End of Enhanced Benefits Is Working

Continuing claims for unemployment benefits fell for the second week in a row in the week ended July 3, suggesting that efforts to get Americans back to work by bringing enhanced benefits to an early end have been effective. Continuing claims, which are claims made after the initial filing for jobless benefits, fell by 126,000,…

Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Climb Higher to 373,000

MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, the Department of Labor said Thursday. Initial jobless claims climbed to 373,000 for the week ended July 3. Economists polled by Econoday had estimated 353,000 new claims after last week’s initial estimate of 364,000. The prior week’s claims were revised up to…

NYTimes Claims Western Heat Wave Caused by Climate Change Based on ‘Rapid Attribution’ Study

The New York Times claimed Wednesday that the recent heatwave in the western U.S. was caused by climate change, citing a “rapid attribution” that has not been peer-reviewed, and downplaying the uncertainty expressed by scientists about the causal link. The Times reported in an article titled “Climate Change Drove Western Heat Wave’s Extreme Records, Analysis Finds”: The extraordinary…

Jennifer Lawrence Claims ‘A Radical Wing of the Republican Party Is Actively Dismantling Americans Rights to Vote’

Actress Jennifer Lawrence claimed this week that there is a “radical wing” of the Republican Party that is actively dismantling Americans’ right to vote. The Hunger Games and X-Men: Dark Phoenix star begged fans to support the far-left’s For the People Act, which would nationalize U.S. elections and gut voter ID provisions. “Whatever your personal politics are,…

Walt Disney Co. Claims Leaked Documents Promoting Critical Race Theory ‘Are Being Deliberately Distorted’

Update: A Walt Disney Co. spokesperson sent a statement to Breitbart News after our initial story ran on Saturday. The statement was identical to the one sent to Christopher Rufo. It reads as follows: “These internal documents are being deliberately distorted as reflective of company policy, when in fact their purpose was to allow diversity…

Fact Check: Cher Falsely Claims GOP Only Allows White People to Vote

CLAIM: Left-wing Hollywood star Cher claimed in a tweet Friday that Republicans only allow white people to vote, adding that the GOP doesn’t understand why “black, brown, and native Americans” are allowed to vote in elections. VERDICT: FALSE. The modern Republican party has never put forth legislation that limits voting rights to only white people.…

Fact Check: Biden Claims ‘Immigration Has Always Been Essential to America’

CLAIM: President Joe Biden said in his 2021 speech to Congress, “Immigration has always been essential to America.” VERDICT: FALSE. The United States won World War II, created a middle-class economy, invented many new technologies, revived racial equality, and landed astronauts on the moon during the long period of low migration between 1925 and 1970.…

Dems, Media, And Activists Are Freaking Out Over A Host Of GOP ‘Anti Protest’ Bills. But How Do Their Claims Measure Up To Reality?

Several states have passed what many media outlets, Democrats and progressive organizations are calling “anti-protest” laws they claim are waging a war on Americans’ right to protest. The New York Times reported that Republicans are introducing and supporting a “wave of new anti-protest legislation.” “G.O.P. lawmakers in 34 states have introduced 81 anti-protest bills during…

‘Mob Justice’: Owens Claims Chauvin Trial Was About Media’s ‘Power To Create A Narrative’

April 20, 2021 10:17 PM ET Conservative commentator Candace Owens alleged on Tuesday that the guilty verdict in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin was “mob justice” and an example of how the media controls the political narrative in America. “What we’re really seeing is mob justice,” Owens claimed on Fox News’ “Tucker…

Georgia Elections Official Sterling: Media That ‘Criticized and Examined’ Every Trump Claim, Accepts Claims by Biden, Abrams ‘At Face Value’

During an interview with the “Fox News Rundown” podcast released on Thursday, Gabriel Sterling, the Chief Operating Officer for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office criticized many in the mainstream media, “who criticized and examined every claim of President Trump, takes similar claims from this president and Stacey Abrams and accepts it at face value.”…

‘Literal Carnage’: Nicolle Wallace Claims Outsiders Might See Republicans As The Most Destructive Force On The Planet

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace claimed Tuesday that an outsider might view Republicans as “the most sort of destructive force on our planet.” Citing the Republican”wars against climate science and their wars against reproductive freedom,” Wallace argued that former President Donald Trump had left a trail of “literal carnage” by continuing to hold rallies during the coronavirus…

Despite Initial Claims Drop, the Total Number of Americans on Jobless Benefits Jumped to Nearly 19 Million

Despite a decline in initial claims for unemployment benefits under state-run programs, the total number of Americans receiving some form of unemployment compensation rose 733,862 to nearly 19 million, data from the Department of Labor showed Thursday. Both new claims and ongoing claims in traditional unemployment programs dropped on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to Thursday’s…

‘The Left Is Happy To Use The Race Card’: Sen. Ron Johnson Pushes Back On Claims His Capitol Riot Comments Were ‘Racist’

Republican Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson on Monday hit back at those critical of his comments concerning Black Lives Matter and the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. While appearing on “Fox News Primetime,” Johnson addressed the criticism that his comments, made during an appearance on “The Joe Pags Show,” were “racist.” He told host…

FACT CHECK: Viral Post Claims Only 9% of The American Rescue Plan ‘Goes To The American People’

A viral Facebook post shared over 1,000 times claims only 9 percent of the American Rescue Plan “goes to the American people.” Verdict: False One expert put the percentage of the House’s version of the $1.9 trillion package that goes to Americans at 45 percent, and another said it was about 47 percent. The 9-percent…

Fact Check: President Biden Falsely Claims Trump Did Not Condemn Proud Boys

CLAIM: “I asked him to condemn the Proud Boys. He wouldn’t do it. He said stand by, stand ready or whatever.” VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. Trump’s “stand” language followed the prompt of the moderator’s question. He later clarified that he condemned the group. President Joe Biden appeared at a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Tuesday…

Axelrod: Republicans Supporting Trump’s Election Fraud Claims ‘Are Cowards’

Former Obama senior adviser David Axelrod said Wednesday on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” that members of Congress who support President Donald Trump’s election fraud claims and the 18 state attorneys general forwarding a lawsuit to contest the presidential election results of four battleground states were “cowards.” Axelrod said, “Let’s just be clear about one thing, the president…

International Emmys: Watch Hollywood Toast Andrew Cuomo as He Claims Victory over Coronavirus

As New York prepares to go back under lockdown that could put thousands of people out of work, Gov Andrew Cuomo (D) accepted his International Emmy Award on Monday by claiming victory, saying that his daily coronavirus press conferences offered “authentic truth and stability.” In what became a Cuomo love-in for the so-called “Love Gov,”…

‘Shameful’: Chris Christie Rips Rand Paul, Others For Continued Election Claims

January 24, 2021 3:18 PM ET Former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and other GOP lawmakers for continuing to question the results of the 2020 election. Christie made the comments during a Sunday morning panel discussion on ABC’s “This Week,” minutes after Paul engaged in a heated exchange with…

Sen. Richard Blumenthal: Trump’s Claims of Fraud ‘Beyond Dangerous and Damaging’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT-D) said Friday in Hartford that President Donald Trump’s claims of voter fraud in the battleground states is “beyond dangerous and damaging.” “They were pathetic and sad,” Blumenthal added, reported the Stamford Advocate, at a press conference to urge Democrat state lawmakers to pass an amendment to the Connecticut Constitution to allow…

Joe Biden Claims ‘Mandate’ But Stops Short of Declaring Victory

Joe Biden appeared late Friday evening and claimed he received a “mandate” from American voters, but he stopped short of declaring victory. “We don’t have a final declaration of victory yet,” he said, and argued the numbers tell “a clear and convincing story: We’re going to win this race.” Biden touted his new-found leads in…

FACT CHECK: Viral Image Claims To Show Nancy Pelosi Violating COVID-19 Safety Guidelines For Social Gatherings

An image shared on Facebook claims to show House Speaker Nancy Pelosi violating coronavirus safety guidelines by attending a party and not wearing a mask. Verdict: False The image was taken in January 2020, over a week before the U.S. confirmed its first COVID-19 case. Fact Check: Under phase two coronavirus restrictions put in place…

Trump Campaign Presents Claims of Voter Fraud to Nevada Court

President Donald Trump’s campaign presented its claims of voter fraud in Nevada to a state court in Carson City on Thursday, as Democrats argued that the evidence was insufficient to warrant overturning tens of thousands of votes. Republicans claim that there are more than enough questionable or fraudulent votes in Nevada to overcome the 33,596-vote…

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