Leftists keep taking shots at Ron DeSantis.
They desperately need a boogeyman to attack in order to drive outrage.
But one Democrat gatekeeper tried to fact-check Ron DeSantis and ended up with egg on his face.
The Democrat Media Complex has lost its near-monopoly on information outlets.
Thanks to the internet, it’s easier than ever for counter-narrative views to be expressed.
For that reason, the establishment has been desperately attempting to regain monopoly power through various forms of censorship.
One tactic employed by the Left is so-called fact-checking organizations like Snopes or Politifact.
Fact-checking organizations are being used as a basis for permitting online censorship on the grounds of “misinformation.”
And Yacob Reyes, a fact-checker for the left-wing site Politifact, tried to hit Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for one comment he made about student loan debt.
Reyes pulled the trick of reaching out for comment last minute when he emailed DeSantis Press Secretary Christina Pushaw on a “quick deadline.”
Reyes wrote, “Hello, I am writing a fact-check on a quick deadline following Gov. Ron DeSantis claim: ‘The student debt that it out there, almost 60% of it is graduate school debt.’ If you would like to provide supporting material for the claim, I would need to hear by 9 p.m. Meanwhile, I’ll be continuing my own research and interviews.”
Pushaw had the best reply when she responded with an article from the Poynter Institute, the left-wing organization that funds Politifact.
Pushaw replied, “Hi Yacob, your own employer, Poynter, recently published research about this topic finding that 56% of outstanding student debt is owed by households that hold graduate degrees. I think 56% qualifies as ‘almost 60%.’ Thanks.”
— Christina Pushaw 🐊 🇺🇸 (@ChristinaPushaw) May 3, 2022
These are the types of games the Left play.
Fact-checking sites are just another layer of defense for pro-Democrat news outlets.
The prominent ones are all creations of the Left.
For example, Newsguard, a website that certifies whether or not a news site is trustworthy, is a Microsoft project.
Bill Gates is a major Democrat donor, thus Newsguard is clearly biased against right-wing news sites.
Democrats attempt to cement the false claims they present as true with the false veneer of the so-called “fact checkers” – as though two liars backing each other up makes something true.
The sad thing is, they’ve gotten away with it over and over. Worse, the leftists in Big Tech then use the so-called “fact checks” to try and silence conservatives.
And now, the Biden administration has created the Disinformation Governance Board under the umbrella of Homeland Security.
They want an “official” arbiter of truth much like the so-called “guidance” from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) were used to ban folks who raised contrary opinions about the pandemic.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.