Accuracy in Media

Why does the Associated Press Fact Check Trump, Trump’s Cabinet but didn’t Fact Check Obama?

Hindsight is 20/20, but the question looms large: Why did the Associated Press start fact-checking Donald Trump and his cabinet appointees (such as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s recent comment on historical black colleges and universities and school choice) and did not fact check Obama or any of his cabinet secretaries? We checked the Associated Press’s […]

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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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September 2017

9/29/2017 - Press Goes Nuts Over Trump Saying Senator in Hospital When He’s Just Sick at Home

June 2017

6/30/2017 - Fact Check: Huffington Post Writer got Water Rule Protection Claim Wrong

March 2017

3/4/2017 - Claire McCaskill’s Flub on Meeting Russian Ambassador Gets Fact-Checked

3/1/2017 - Why does the Associated Press Fact Check Trump, Trump’s Cabinet but didn’t Fact Check Obama?

December 2016

12/16/2016 - Facebook to Employ Third Party Fact Checkers for Fake News

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

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

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 - CBS News #Debate Fact-Check: Trump Fact-Checked 16 Times, Clinton 3 Times

10/5/2016 - NPR Fact-Check’s Tim Kaine’s Assertion that Hillary Clinton Helped with the Iran Deal

July 2016

7/26/2016 - Liberal Media Fact Check finds Some Democrats’ Claims against Trump are Hollow

7/26/2016 - ABC News Debunks Bernie Sanders’ Claim that 1 in 5 Americans Can’t Afford Medicine

June 2016

6/18/2016 - Harry Reid, Chris Murphy See Anti-Gun Narrative Debunked by… Washington Post

September 2012

9/10/2012 - Biden Challenges the Media to Fact Check Him