The website FactCheck.org is becoming more, and more of a household name in the conservative leaning ‘Facebook world’. The website is often consulted by voters, media personalities, and Facebook itself to help them form opinions on the ‘truthfulness’ of the claims being made by political ads, articles, and statements made on the Campaign Trail, and in Presidential and Vice Presidential debates.
But, how reliable is it, really?
The Annenberg Foundation
Upon further investigation, the leftist Annenberg Public Policy Foundation at the University of Pennsylvania directly sponsors and is the organization behind FactCheck.org.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D. is the Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania which is the organization BEHIND the FactCheck.org “fact-checking” website.
Dr. Jamieson’s newest book, entitled “Cyberwar” is all about “the question of how Donald Trump won the 2016 election.” Let me tell you, it did not age well.. most of it being proven wrong by a number of official government documents recently declassified. We learned in these declassified documents that Hillary Clinton was actually the individual who had been conspiring.
Journalism is all about showing the story from ALL sides of the story. She doesn’t even attempt to argue for the benefit of the doubt, or take a slight glimpse at the other side of the argument. She, right away, just assumes he is guilty. (Which ended up being a big, fat lie.) The excerpt itself should give way to the insane levels of contempt this woman has for Donald Trump as a person. No professionalism, or respect for the sitting president, at all. The hypocrisy is genuinely stunning if you happen to remove your rose colored glasses for long enough to look away from the television.
Her book goes on to say, “Russian trolls and hackers influenced the 78,000 voters who gave him the Electoral College victory,” (lie), “Trump has denied it. So has Vladimir Putin.”
YEAH, NO SHIT, LADY – because it DIDN’T happen. We found this out officially in court documents that the entire thing was a set up from the Democrats, namely Hillary Clinton. This was a witch hunt. This is all in black and white, in writing, from the government themselves now.
“In Cyberwar, Kathleen Hall Jamieson marshals the troll posts, unique polling data, analyses of how the press used hacked content, and a synthesis of half a century of media effects literature to argue that, although not certain, it is probable that the Russians helped elect the 45th president of the United States.”
I don’t know how anyone can read this and not understand how incredibly biased and hateful this woman must be to write about her fellow human beings like that, regardless of the political ideologies. Calling anybody who is a republican a “troll”… that’s mature. Thinking that language is acceptable to use directed at an entire group of people, and labelling them as extremist trolls? Really shows some top-notch ethics, and character. Certainly, she is someone we should be taking advice from. (*…Jk, don’t do that.*)
In the process, she asks: “How extensive was the troll messaging? What characteristics of social media did the Russians exploit? Why did the mainstream press rush the hacked content into the citizenry news feeds? Was Clinton telling the truth when she alleged that the debate moderators distorted what she said in the leaked speeches? Did the Russian influence extend beyond social media and news to alter the behavior of FBI director James Comey? After detailing the ways in which Russian efforts were abetted by the press, social media, candidates, party leaders, and a polarized public, Cyberwar closes with a warning: the country is ill-prepared to prevent a sequel.”
Clearly, this is just a hit piece on President Trump, and anyone who dares to support the opposite end of the political spectrum as her. (the right). Beautiful display of tolerance and neutrality. Gold star.
It ended up proving itself so incredibly wrong after only 3 years, that I don’t know how anyone could even find it remotely relevant anymore, now that we know what we know. Is someone supposed to alert the fact checkers?
Another one of her books entitled “Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment” is a major hit piece against the Conservative voices in the media on television, radio, and in print.
In Dr. Jamieson’s biography on the APPC website, she states that during the 2004 general election she regularly appeared on “NOW With Bill Moyers” and “The NewsHour,” and throughout the 2008 campaign is appearing regularly on “Bill Moyers Journal.”
Who is Bill Moyers? Well, in a 2003 interview with BuzzFlash.com, Bill Moyers said, “The corporate right and the political right declared class warfare on working people a quarter of a century ago and they’ve won.” Moyers went on to say that the American public has failed to react this fact because it is, “distracted by the media circus and news which has been neutered or politicized for partisan purposes.”
In support of this statement Moyers referred to “The Paradox of Rush Limbaugh [who is] ensconced in a Palm Beach mansion massaging the resentments across the country of white-knuckled wage earners, who are barely making ends meet in no small part because of the corporate and ideological forces for whom Rush has been a hero…”
Check out his Twitter. The entire feed is spewing hate, extreme leftism, and slander towards the Republicans, all while pretending he is an “unbiased” and “reliable” source for information. Basically, what you would expect from the radical left.
The Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC), is supported by another organization, the Annenberg Foundation. The Annenberg Foundation regularly receives grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Chicago Annenberg Challenge
The Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) was a Chicago public school reform project from 1995 to 2001 that worked with half of Chicago’s public schools and was funded by a $49.2 million, 2-to-1 matching challenge grant over five years from the Annenberg Foundation.
Bill Ayers secured the 49.2 million dollars to create the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, the “philanthropic” organization in which Barack Obama was the founding Chairman of the Board. Ayers served as the grand writer of the organization, and Co-Chair for it’s two operating arms.
Ayers is a public supporter of the BLM Foundation, and briefly worked with Barack Obama, which are both controversial due to Ayer’s “terrorist” status.
Connections – Bill Ayers
Let’s back up – In 1969, a radical wing splintered from the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), led by Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, calling for violent “direct action” over civil disobedience. The splintered faction became known as the Weather Underground, with the stated goal of overthrowing the U.S. government. As a result, the FBI classified the organization as a communist leaning domestic terrorist group in 1969.
Connections – Chesa Boudin
Information has also now surfacted that Chesa Boudin was raised by Underground leaders, Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn in Chicago while his parents were shipped off to prison – convicted of felony murder.
Boudin was only 14 months old when his parents, David Gilbert and Kathy Boudin, members of Ayer’s domestic-terror group Weather Underground, dropped him off at a baby-sitter’s Oct. 2, 1981, and helped pull off the heinous heist in Nanuet in Rockland County. Two law enforcement officers were killed in the heist.
Weather underground took credit for the bombing of the U.S Capital, and the Pentagon in the 1970’s.
Some believe that Dohrn and Ayers were guilty as well, but got off on a technicality. Kathy Boudin was released from prison after being pardoned by Bill Clinton (after 22 years) to parole in 2003, and almost immediately after became an adjunct professor at Columbia University, with David Gilbert likely serve life in prison.
Some additional background information about Chesa Boudin: Boudin’s grandfather was Fidel Castro, and Jimmy Hoffa’s’s lawyer. He later was employed as the the chief communist propagandist for Hugo Chavez. Chesa Boudin then after returned to the states. Financed by Soros, he was elected DA of San Francisco running on “judicial reform” platform. His first act in office was to fire every prosecutor with a record of prosecuting criminal illegal immigrants.
FactCheck.org, sponsored and organized by the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) which is a deeply radically connected organization that has sold itself as “politically neutral” to America’s voters, media personnel, and providers of online content despite it’s obvious far left leaning biases, and terrorist connections.