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    Steven reviews the latest Biden slip-ups and turns to expose the many problems with the Democrats' mail-in voting and ballot harvesting in 2020. He also reviews Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett, and fact checks John Oliver's recent segment on the SCOTUS nomination. Steven reviews the latest Biden slip-ups and turns to expose the many problems with the Democrats’ mail-in voting and ballot harvesting in 2020. He also revi... Use promo code LWC to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV. Want more from Steven Crowder?To enjoy more of Steven's uncensored late-night comedy that's actually funny, join Mug Club — the only place for all of Crowder uncensored and on demand.
    https://siteeditor.abcotvs.com/SiteEditor/index.htm#Joe Biden went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19 at a CNN drive-in town hall crowd Thursday night in Moosic, outside his hometown of Scranton.The Democratic presidential nominee faced a half-dozen questions about the coronavirus and a potential vaccine in the town hall from moderator Anderson Cooper and audience members.ABC News fact-checked what Biden said during the town hall event. Click here for the original ABC News report.EMBED More News Videos Joe Biden fielded questions during CNN town hall in Pennsylvania on September 17, 2020. Biden misstated attorney general's comment on slavery, lockdownsBiden's claim: Former Vice President Joe Biden was asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper to respond to those "who say it's individual liberty...
    Twitter has once again added a “fact check” label to one of President Trump’s tweets warning about the potential for fraud with mass-mailed ballots in the upcoming election. “Because of the new and unprecedented massive amount of unsolicited ballots which will be sent to “voters”, or wherever, this year, the Nov 3rd Election result may NEVER BE ACCURATELY DETERMINED, which is what some want. Another election disaster yesterday,” tweeted President Trump earlier today, adding “Stop Ballot Madness!” Trump linked to a tweet posted by True the Vote, an organization working to ensure that the votes of members of the military serving overseas are counted. In response, Twitter added a label to Trump’s tweets, encouraging users to “learn how voting by...
    President Donald Trump faced tough questioning from a voter regarding his efforts to repeal Obamacare at an ABC News town hall on Tuesday night. Ellesia Blaque, a PhD and professor who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, spoke about her lifelong struggle with sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease, as well as the extent of her healthcare costs. She asked: “Should preexisting conditions, which Obamacare brought to fruition, be removed –” “No,” Trump jumped in. “Please stop and let me finish my question, sir,” Blaque said. “Should that be removed, within a 36 to 72-hour period, without my medication, I will be dead. And I want to know what it is that you’re going to do assure that people like me...
    Facebook added a “fact check” label to an ad campaign highlighting Democrats support for biological men competing in women’s sports, part of a $4 million ad campaign in Michigan funded by the American Principles Project. “All female athletes want is a fair shot at competition,” states the ad, which highlights Michigan Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) and Joe Biden’s support for legislation that would allow transgender women, i.e. biological men, to compete in women’s sports. Facebook just censored our PACs $4 million ad campaign in Michigan attacking @JoeBiden and @SenGaryPetersfor their support for radical policies that would destroy womens sports. pic.twitter.com/dH8d8QrK7p — American Principles (@approject) September 15, 2020 PolitiFact, one of Facebook’s “third party fact checkers” has added a note to...
    Bob Brigham August 29, 2020 9:00AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story President Donald Trump offered a long-winded and factually absurd address to the Republican National Committee Convention on Thursday. Immediately following the speech, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow gave a fast fact-check of some of the untruths Trump claimed in his speech. : "I think it might be helpful if I just did like a real quick speed-read, auctioneer fact check just on some of the top lines," Maddow said. "This was more than an hour-long speech by the president. We think this is the second-longest acceptance speech ever given by an american president, topped only by the other one that he gave in 2016." "There was a...
    CNN’s Daniel Dale provided an extensive fact check while reviewing the second day of the 2020 Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Dale joined Anderson Cooper shortly after Melania Trump’s speech, and he started with the First Lady’s assertion that America deserves “total honesty from our president.” “We certainly haven’t got that from President Donald Trump,” Dale said, “and we didn’t even get that tonight.” On Eric Trump’s claim that his father brokered peace for the Middle East, Dale acknowledged America’s role in the new peace deal between Israel and the UAE, but the claim from the president’s son was “laughable.” “War rages in much of the region, from Syria to Libya. Thousands of troops are still in Iraq, and...
    CNN’s designated fact-checker Daniel Dale called out the “parade of dishonesty” he observed during the Republican National Convention’s first night and dismissed any attempted claims of false equivalence by pointedly declaring that the DNC “was not like this.” As the initial installment of the RNC wound down late on Monday night, CNN anchor Jake Tapper brought in Dale to review the two-and-a-half hours of party programming. Dale’s verdict was damning. “Jake, that was a parade of dishonesty. We had false claims and misleading claims and major strategic omissions on the coronavirus and other matters,” Dale said, pulling no punches. “I think it veered at times into the realm of disinformation even more than mere dishonesty. And people say ‘They...
    The BBC fact-checked former Vice President Joe Biden for his false claim in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention that President Donald Trump had referred to neo-Nazis as “very fine people” in August 2017. The BBC fact-checks the "Fine People Hoax" as false. BECAUSE THEY CAN READ THE TRANSCRIPT. https://t.co/raXiDe9DGN — Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) August 23, 2020 In reality, Trump said the neo-Nazis should be “condemned totally,” a fact that was brought directly to Biden’s attention more than a year ago. Biden persists in making the false claim, and the U.S. media did not fact-check it Thursday. But the BBC did (original emphasis): Claim 3: President Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides”, when asked about...
    If this year's Democratic National Convention proved anything, it's that Democrats use many words to say absolutely nothing. As predicted, Joe Biden accepted the Democratic nomination for president and tried to paint Americans as victims of Donald Trump and himself as the people's savior. Steven Crowder livestreamed CNN's coverage of the DNC and fact-checked speakers in real time, thankfully, so sit back and enjoy Crowder's politically incorrect and honest assessment of Biden's acceptance speech. Use promo code LWC to save $10 on one year of BlazeTV. Want more from Steven Crowder? To enjoy more of Steven's uncensored late-night comedy that's actually funny, join Mug Club — the only place for all...
    Fox News host Sandra Smith on Wednesday repeatedly called out the false claims Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway made following night two of the Democratic National Convention. Conway praised President Donald Trump’s widely-criticized coronavirus response during the interview — and urged the public to follow his guidelines for school reopenings. “I think it is so important that the president is providing information to the public — not confrontation with the press — in these brief briefings so he can also take the tough questions from the press,” she added. “One last thing: I didn’t hear Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, John Kerry — anybody — talk about this virus in a meaningful solutions-based way for months while we were here around the clock. If they’ve got a good idea, Sandra, they...
    Washington (CNN)While criticizing President Donald Trump and his administration over its handling of the United States Postal Service, prominent Democrats have noted that Americans rely on the postal service to receive critical items -- including Social Security checks.Former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have all made versions of the claim about Social Security checks. Actress and activist Eva Longoria Bastón repeated it on Monday while hosting the first night of the virtual Democratic National Convention.Some prominent conservatives, including popular Fox News hosts, have jumped on these assertions and declared that the Democrats are wrong. Social Security, they have claimed, stopped mailing out paper checks years ago. Visit CNN's Election Center...
    CLAIM: “The U.S. Postal Service. It is central to so much of our lives. Veterans count on the post office to get their prescriptions. Social Security beneficiaries count on the post office to get their checks,” Eva Longoria said Monday night during the first night of the Democrat convention. VERDICT: FALSE. Currently, the Social Security Administration pays approximately 98.8 percent of benefits electronically. Just 1.2 percent of benefits are paid by mailed checks. This is not a new development. Social Security has almost exclusively been paid by direct deposit for several years. Unless specifically requested otherwise, all new enrollees for benefits receive them by direct deposit. Breitbart News pointed this out last week when Barack Obama and other Democrat political...
    David Edwards August 17, 2020 5:21PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story Fox News anchor Sandra Smith reminded Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley that there was a "significant drop in the unemployment rate" during former President Barack Obama's administration. As the Democratic National Convention was set to begin on Monday, Smith asked Gidley to explain the "biggest differences" between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. : "The beauty about this campaign is you don't have to guess how things would look under either person," Gidley opined. "Joe Biden has a 47-year failed record in elected office with nothing to show for it, quite frankly." "When he was at the helm, you don't have to...
    Barack Obama and a number of other Democrat officials have falsely claimed that senior citizens depend on the United States Postal Service to receive their social security checks. Claim: “Everyone Depends on the USPS. Seniors for their Social Security,” Obama said in a tweet. Everyone depends on the USPS. Seniors for their Social Security, veterans for their prescriptions, small businesses trying to keep their doors open. They cant be collateral damage for an administration more concerned with suppressing the vote than suppressing a virus. — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 14, 2020 Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) made a similar claim. Millions of Americans rely on @USPS for timely delivery of medications, mail in ballots, rent and utility checks, Social Security checks...
    Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto fact-checked the Trump campaign's assertion that Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick The Hill's Campaign Report: LIVE: Trump from Gettysburg | The many unknowns of 2020 | Omar among those facing primary challenges Sens. Markey, Cruz clash over coronavirus relief: 'It's not a goddamn joke Ted' MORE (D-Calif.) called Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says he is 'seriously' considering a capital gains tax cut Why Joe Biden is in trouble Harris favored as Biden edges closer to VP pick MORE a racist, noting that she "never did." Trump campaign senior adviser Katrina Pierson made the claim in a statement released on social media while responding to Biden's decision to select Harris as...
    Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto fact-checked the Trump campaign’s false statement on presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running-mate pick Tuesday, stating on his afternoon program that Senator Kamla Harris (D-CA) “never” called Biden a racist. “Not long ago, Kamala Harris called Joe Biden a racist and asked for an apology she never received,” Katrina Pierson, a Trump 2020 senior advisor, wrote in the Trump press release responding to the news and labelling Harris a “phony.” Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts began the segment by reading out the Trump campaign statement, noting, “So the Trump campaign is playing hardball here right out of the gate with this pick of Kamala Harris.” Roberts noted that the statement, which cast Harris...
    Sarah K Burris August 8, 2020 9:20PM (UTC) This article originally appeared on Raw Story President Donald Trump's National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow struggled to justify why the jobs numbers are "good" after seeing the unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, down from 11.1 percent. At the same time, another 1.2 million people filed for unemployment for the first time this week, taking the numbers to 21 million Americans still unemployed. Trump celebrated the numbers because jobs added were slightly greater than expected, but the numbers are a far cry from where they were in May and June, which set records with jobs coming back amid states reopening. This month just 1.8. million jobs were added in July, where...
    Facebook slapped a fact-check label on an altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that went viral last week. The deceptive video portrayed Pelosi as being drunk or high by slowing down a speech she made at a news conference earlier this year. The social media giant is now labeling the video with a "partly false" warning courtesy of multiple sources that fact-checked the video, including their partners, Lead Stories, and Reuters. "The information in this post is a mix of true and false statements or it could simply be incomplete," the label reads. "In some cases, the information is misleading." The video originated from a user named Will Allen, who posted the video with the caption:...
    Facebook applied a “partly false” label Sunday to another slowed-down video that makes House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear drunk. The video, which began circulating Thursday, had 2 million views by Sunday, according to a CNN report on Facebook’s fact check. With the label, the video will be promoted less on the platform, but it has not been removed, CNN noted. The doctored video was from a press conference Pelosi gave in May in which she criticized President Donald Trump for making false accusations against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. Facebook independent fact-checker Lead Stories was responsible for the fact check. “Following an incident over a year ago with a previous video of Speaker Pelosi, we took a number of key steps,...
    Fox News host Chris Wallace reminded Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin that Republicans had “rejected” President Donald Trump’s call for a payroll tax cut after the Trump administration official blamed Democrats. During an interview with Mnuchin on Fox News Sunday, Wallace noted that Trump had recently threatened to veto a COVID-19 stimulus bill “that did not include a payroll tax cut.” “That now is gone from all the discussions,” Wallace explained. “Why did the administration cave on that so quickly?” Mnuchin immediately blamed the omission on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who are both Democrats. “The Democrats were not going to give us a payroll tax cut,” the Treasury secretary opined. Wallace interrupted: “Sir, to be fair,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After a bit of a hiatus from coronavirus press briefings, President Donald Trump returned with an update Tuesday. While he remained upbeat, the president struck a more somber tone than he has in the past.We asked ABC7 News contributor Dr. Alok Patel to fact check some of the president's claims."We are not doing well in terms of controlling what we need to be doing, but that seems to be a talking point that keeps being returned," he said.RELATED: California 'not afraid' to order more closures if COVID-19 surge continues, health official warns"We're still losing hundreds of people every day from the coronavirus," said Patel, as the United States approaches 4 million known coronavirus cases."The weather did...
    (CNN Business)In a video clip released Friday by Fox News, "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace previewed his interview with President Donald Trump, in which he fact-checked Trump in real time by questioning his assertion that Joe Biden wants to "abolish" the police. In the interview, Trump accused Democrats of running major cities "poorly," and then went on to repeat his campaign's lie that the former VP and presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president wants to rid the country of police."Sir, he does not," Wallace shot back. Tucker Carlson addresses ex-staffers racist posts, says he will take long-planned vacationTrump doubled down, saying Biden had "signed a charter" with Sen. Bernie Sanders, a reference to a 110-page document with policy...
    President Donald Trump lashed out at Fox News host Chris Wallace after he was challenged on the false premise that the United States has the “lowest” COVID-19 mortality rate in the world. “I think we have one of the lowest mortality rates,” Trump argued in an interview that aired on Sunday. “That’s not true,” Wallace pointed out. “We have 900 deaths on a single day this week. You can check it out.” At that point, Trump turned to White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who was off camera, to back him up. “I heard we have one of the lowest, maybe the lowest mortality rate anywhere in the world,” Trump told McEnany, refusing to look at Wallace. “Do you have...
    Donald Trump (left) Chris Wallace (right) President Donald Trump sat down with veteran journalist Chris Wallace for a “Fox News Sunday” interview and the network has released an attention-grabbing clip of the one-on-one set to air on Sunday. In the clip, Wallace asked the president what he had planned to do about the violence and shootings in cities like New York City and Chicago, to which he responded that they are “Democrat-run cities” and they are “stupidly run,” before turning his ire toward former Vice President Joe Biden, his presumptive challenger in the forthcoming presidential election. Trump went on to blame the crime rates on city officials and Biden, saying it’s “because they want to defund the police —...
    In an interview broadcast on Friday, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace fact-checked President Donald Trump’s claim that the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden is in favor of slashing law enforcement budgets. Per The Hill, Trump argued during the interview that Democrats are to blame for the violence in American cities. Trump suggested that cities are being “stupidly run” by liberal politicians, but Wallace pointed out that Democrats have been running American cities for decades. The commander-in-chief then posited that activist calls have contributed to the increase in violence. “It’s gotten totally out of control and it’s really because they want to defund the police, and Biden wants to defund the police,” Trump said. “Sir, he does not,” Wallace...
    Fox News Sunday anchor Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFox's Wallace to interview Trump on Sunday The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - California a coronavirus cautionary tale as it retrenches to stave off infections Battle over reopening schools heats up MORE shut down President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash confirms he won't seek reelection Chicago mayor to White House press secretary: 'Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth' Pentagon mulling plan to ban Confederate flag without mentioning it by name: report MORE's claim in a new interview that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenChicago mayor to White House press secretary: 'Hey, Karen. Watch your mouth' Democrats instructing lawmakers, delegates to skip national convention Overnight Defense: Space Force chooses 2,410 airmen to join...
    CNN anchor Jake Tapper offered a rare defense of White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany after many members of the media, including his own network colleagues, spread a misleading quote from Thursday's press briefing. McEnany reiterated President Trump's strong stance on wanting children to be going back to school in the fall amid a fiery debate about how educators can prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. "The science should not stand in the way of this, but as Dr. Scott Atlas said -- I thought this was a good quote, 'Of course, we can do it. Everyone else in the Western world, our peer nations are doing it. We are the outlier here,'" McEnany said, quoting the former Stanford Medical...
    Twitter's efforts to crack down on tweets containing 5G conspiracies are having some unintended consequences. According to the platform, it will tweak how it flags those conspiracies after mistakenly labeling innocent tweets containing 5G buzzwords.  'In the last few weeks, you may have seen Tweets with labels linking to additional info about COVID-19,' said Twitter's  'Not all of those Tweets had potentially misleading content associating COVID-19 and 5G In the last few weeks, you may have seen Tweets with labels linking to additional info about COVID-19. Not all of those Tweets had potentially misleading content associating COVID-19 and 5G. We apologize for any confusion and we're working to improve our labeling process. (1/4)— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 26, 2020 ...
    The New York Times fact-checked a statement from President Donald Trump Saturday about murder rates in Baltimore and Detroit and said that the president’s claim was ‘misleading’ because he compared crime rates of cities to those of entire countries.  Trump said that the murder rates in Baltimore and Detroit are higher than those in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Afghanistan, according to the report. The Times labeled the claim as false but said that the president was correct about Guatemala and Afghanistan.  The article was written to fact-check the president’s claims during his rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, his first since the pandemic began. The authors wrote that “President Trump made multiple statements that were false, misleading or lacked evidence.” (RELATED: EXCLUSIVE:...
    Monday morning, Will and Grace star Debra Messing, posted a tweet comparing President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's church to an edited image of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler appearing to show a Bible in a similar pose. Shortly after Newsweek inquired about the image, Twitter tagged the tweet as containing "manipulated media." "A dog whistle to white nationalists and Nazis," Messing wrote, alongside an image pairing the manipulated Hitler photo with Trump's, and the caption "This is not an accident!" A screenshot taken by Newsweek before Twitter added the "manipulated media" tag. Screenshot/Twitter On Tuesday evening, Newsweek asked a Twitter representative why Messing's tweet did not have the "manipulated media" tag that the social media giant had been...
    As unrest over the death of George Floyd rocks the U.S. for the fifth straight day, Twitter said it has been applying fact-check labels to tweets that could inflame racial tensions. Twitter, which got into an open confrontation with President Donald Trump this week by applying labels to his tweets, told Newsweek it was focusing its campaign against misinformation on "manipulated media" as well as on the pandemic and U.S. elections. For example, some tweets involving the Floyd incident had been flagged. Tweets from rapper Ice Cube and Bishop Talbert Swan that claimed Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer shown kneeling on Floyd's neck, had worn a "Make Whites Great Again" hat were labeled "Manipulated Media." The label linked...