Accuracy in Media

Another NPR Fact Check Caveat: Partial Birth Abortions aren’t Common, so It’s Ok

Excusing partial-birth abortion is a thing, apparently, at NPR. This is from their fact-check from last night’s presidential debate: Very few of the millions of abortions performed each year involve dilation and extraction, which is called “partial-birth abortion” by opponents. These are abortions performed after 20 weeks. It would be extremely unusual, if it is […]

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Trump was Right on the Heroin Problem in America

NPR fact-checked Trump’s statement on America’s heroin overdose problem, and he was right: The Drug Enforcement Administration says the threat posed by heroin in the United States has increased since 2007. Heroin is available in larger quantities, used by a larger number of people, and is causing an increasing number of overdose deaths. In 2014, […]

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Final Presidential Debate Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Compared DC v Heller Decision to Toddlers Shooting Selves with Guns

The Heller decision was not about child safety regarding guns, which was what Hillary Clinton insinuated in last night’s presidential debate. The Heller case was about a special policeman having a permit to store a handgun in his own home. This is how Hillary Clinton responded to a point on the Heller decision: Well, I was upset because […]

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NPR Cites Planned Parenthood’s Internal Figures to Prove They Aren’t an Abortion Provider

Isn’t that unusual to cite an organization’s own internal numbers and use that as the sole source? That’s what NPR did during last night’s presidential debate surrounding Planned Parenthood and the abortion topic: According to Planned Parenthood’s own numbers, about 9 percent of its services are cancer screenings. An additional 42 percent of its services […]

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Fact Check: NPR uses ‘Anti-Abortion’ Moniker to Describe the Pro-Life Movement

This from their fact-check of last night’s final presidential debate, regarding Donald Trump’s pro-life statements: This has been a major reason many evangelicals and other social conservatives have cited for supporting Trump, despite the misgivings many express about his character, language and temperament. Trump has set up an advisory council of anti-abortion-rights groups in an apparent […]

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The Liberal Media has a Bad History with Fact-Checking: Mitt Romney’s ’47 Percent’ Comment was Right After All

After all the fact-checking between the liberal media and Donald Trump, it seems everyone had forgotten that the liberal media has a shaky track record with facts and fact-checking. Going back to 2012, the liberal media hyped the ’47 percent’ comment by then-GOP nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. Yet the liberal media didn’t correct the […]

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October 2016

10/20/2016 - Another NPR Fact Check Caveat: Partial Birth Abortions aren’t Common, so It’s Ok

10/20/2016 - Trump was Right on the Heroin Problem in America

10/20/2016 - Fact Checking NPR’s Final Presidential Debate Fact Check: Yes, Chicago has Strict Gun Laws

10/20/2016 - Final Presidential Debate Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Compared DC v Heller Decision to Toddlers Shooting Selves with Guns

10/20/2016 - NPR Cites Planned Parenthood’s Internal Figures to Prove They Aren’t an Abortion Provider

10/20/2016 - Fact Check: NPR uses ‘Anti-Abortion’ Moniker to Describe the Pro-Life Movement

10/14/2016 - Google News Launches Fact Check Feature—Just in Time for Election

10/13/2016 - The Bias Buzz Podcast- Trump Crushes Clinton in Second Debate, Biased Debate Fact Checking, Clinton Campaign Mocks Catholics, Wikileaks and More

10/13/2016 - The Liberal Media has a Bad History with Fact-Checking: Mitt Romney’s ’47 Percent’ Comment was Right After All

10/12/2016 - Bias Buzz: What You Need to Know about the Election between Trump and Clinton

10/11/2016 - ABC News #Debate Fact Check: 14 of 16 Fact Checks were of Trump’s Statements

10/11/2016 - CNN #Debate Fact-Check: Trump Fact-Checked 18 of 24 Times, Clinton 6 Times

10/11/2016 - NBC News Fact-Checked 24 Statements and 21 of Them were Made by Trump

January 2013

1/30/2013 - Washington Post Launches “Truth Teller” App

September 2012

9/6/2012 - New York Times Public Editor Embraces Facts

June 2012

6/20/2012 - Obama Biographer Maraniss Says He Wrote His Book As a Historian, Not a Fact Checker

January 2011

1/1/2011 - Washington Post Hires New Fact Checker