Snopes BUSTED Spreading Fake News – Who Fact Checks The Fact Checkers?


Anyone who really believes that Snopes is a legitimate fact-checking site probably voted for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They are noted for verifying anything a left-wing site or person puts out there, but this time they have really outdone themselves.

They were fact-checking a viral meme on the internet, that showed president Trump with Republican lawmakers and others. Across the faces of many of the people was a red X, that supposedly were members of Congress who were voted out over their support for repealing Obamacare. One of those with an X was Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma,  who was never a member of Congress.

Also Jodey Arrington, Ron Estes, Liz Cheney, Michael Burgess, Patrick McHenry, Jason Smith, Bradley Byrne, Markwayne Mullin, Paul Mitchell, Glenn Grothman, Doug Lamborn, Tim Walberg all had the X over their face and all of them won reelection.

To top it all off, weeks before Snopes ruled the meme as true, the one who posted the meme, Nicholas Kitchel, a former Hillary Clinton campaign staffer, had already taken it down after receiving so many corrections to the meme as to make it worthless.

From The Daily Caller

Kitchel deleted his tweet and acknowledged that it was inaccurate after being mocked online.

But Snopes fact-checker Bethania Palma, a former writer for liberal website Raw Story, fact-checked the meme three weeks later and claimed it was accurate.

Palma rated it “true” that “The Congressional seats of almost three dozen Republicans who voted to repeal Obamacare were lost to Democrats in 2018” — a different claim than what the picture alleged, much less its “primary” claim.

“In the meme, red ‘X’ marks were drawn through the faces of 33 lawmakers who purportedly were rejected by voters in the 6 November 2018 midterm elections,” Palma wrote.

Both that claim and Palma’s summary of it were inaccurate.

Screenshot/Twitter

 

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