PolitiFact hammered for the avoidance judgment on Warren, Harris’s claim that Michael Brown was murdered

nearvideo Warren and Harris wrongfully accuse police officers of the murder in Ferguson

Missteps and errors go unnoticed; Peter Doocy has the details.

The fact-checking website PolitiFact again came under fire for allegedly political bias Wednesday, after it was written, to decide a bizarre article that refused to give up, whether Michael Brown was in fact “murdered” by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. in the year 2014, as a democratic presidential candidate, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren, who falsely claimed that last week.

In the article, overwritten “The death of Michael Brown, legal facts, and Democratic messaging,” PolitiFact reporter Louis Jacobson confirmed problems with Harris and Warren the language, in view of the fact that a state grand jury, Wilson had to justify found the use of violence.

Jacobson also observed that the Obama administration deleted the Ministry of justice separately Wilson from Federal to say violations of civil rights, “there is no credible evidence that Wilson revealed intentionally Brown shot as he tried to or otherwise not a threat.” The Obama DOJ, in addition to the conclusion that “sufficient credible evidence supports Wilson’s assertion that he perceived to be brown, presents a lethal threat.”


“In the discussion of the case with legal experts …, we wide consensus is found, to use that ‘murder’ was the wrong word,” Jacobson acknowledged in the PolitiFact analysis.

Nevertheless, Jacobson wrote: “because of the importance of Harris’ and Warren’s’ the word is open to some dispute, we do not the evaluation of their tweets on the truth-O-Meter. … Experts who have studied said at the police-deaths and race relations, that you are relying too much on linguistics, in disputed cases, comes with its own set of problems.”

Protesters March up Seventh Avenue towards Times Square after the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict the police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Jacobson quoted in Jean Brown, a communications professor who focuses on “media representations of African-Americans,” is to say that the whole question of whether Warren and Harris spread a falsehood was nothing more than a “trying to shift the debate from a discussion about the killing of black and brown people by the police.”

Brown’s killing, the international “Black Lives Matter” movement was launched, although the first claims that Brown was a submission with his hands raised– that is to say, “hands up, don’t shoot” – proved to be unfounded.


Commentators pointed out quickly that the episode was just the latest apparent attempt by PolitiFact to cover for democratic politicians.

“This has nothing to do with that, to say whether it is *factually* that Michael Brown was murdered, and everything to do with whether you are encourages to call for a social cause, the people say so,” wrote Alex Griswold, a reporter with The Washington Free Beacon. “Why the hell is the check in the act?”

Griswold added: “A reminder that Politifact dinged a GOP Rep, because he referred to abortion as a form of death, and she decided that it was not, because the CDC says so. This clears things up!”

David Rutz of the Free Beacon’s managing editor, pointed out that at the end of last month, PolitiFact tweeted that Warren has a rating of 17 times from the website, “with no rating below the half True.”

“I guess they didn’t want to break up Warren at a record pace,” wrote Rutz.

Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume wrote: “In the @Politifact twists and turns, not murdered in the node, so that to recognize the obvious falsehood of Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris’ assertion that Michael Brown was in Ferguson, Missouri. It is almost a parody.”

“What are words, anyway, over a series of round and angled shapes?” – PolitiFact,” added commentator Stephen Miller.

Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist and Fox News contributor, said that the sites like PolitiFact have worked as political activists for more than a decade.

“If people always forget … and think that everyone should do so, ‘fact’ ‘check’ is the first bad, you get to continue operating as if you are not a joke. For always,” Hemingway wrote.

Other fact-checking websites had no compunctions about labelling Harris and Warren, the allegations are inaccurate. “Harris, Warren is Wrong About Brown shooting”, read a headline on Monday of the non-profit website Washington Post Fact-Checker Glenn Kessler on Monday, both senators and awarded “Four Pinocchios” on their claims.

PolitiFact does not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

In July, the Website’s editor, told Fox News she was by an article claiming that allegedly refute that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, had posed for a photo-op to cry outside of an “empty Parking lot” in the last year, in spite of online ridicule.

PolitiFact had announced that it was clearly “wrong” to claim that the freshman legislator was crying in front of an “empty Parking lot.” Instead, the place insisted on, Ocasio-Cortez stood in front of a largely empty street in a correctional facility.

Your approach, don’t pass pattern among the commentators who said that the site had Ocasio the point is missed, deliberately, for the sake of issuing a “false” rating, which would help bury stories unfavorable-Cortez the episode.

“Is PolitiFact on the AOC payroll yet?” the conservative political strategist Caleb Hull asked.

Ha wrote humorist Frank Fleming:”‘! AOC was crying over a Parking space!'” POLITIFACT: False, haters, we checked a satellite image and it was an empty street.’ I could paraphrase @James Taranto, but the fact is, tests are like editorials, but dumber.”

The “IMPORTANT CORRECTION: @AOC Wept Over an Empty street, Not on an Empty Parking lot,” joked PJ Media’s Jim Treacher.

Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of PolitiFact, told Fox News at the time, she was worried that the recoil affected PolitiFact the appearance of impartiality. The site is one of several fact-checkers used to study of the Facebook social-media-posts before other users can view them.

Facebook users who try to access the article marked, the need to view sites like PolitiFact “false” first, and ignore a warning from Facebook about the content of the article. The alerts can often, the user of horrors by clicking on the content, without being clear about the exact nature of the fact-checker’s objection.


“We are working hard said to provide accurate, authoritative information to readers of all political opinions and perspectives,” Holan. “The reader may sometimes disagree with a particular assessment or report, but you understand note of the report itself, and that in the long term, our mission is guided by the editorial independence.”

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular