Amid rampant censorship, the purge of conservatives from the internet and left-wing propaganda brazenly permeating the mainstream media, entertainment and academia, an explosion of “fake-news” fact-checker sites devoted to delegitimizing The Gateway Pundit have emerged to bolstering the iron curtain.
The self-appointed gatekeepers of facts operate under the guise that they have no bias whatsoever and typically cloaked behind a veil of anonymity.
In reality, they are merely liberal activists with no actual journalism experience and are intent on reinforcing their preconceived narratives and opinionate news.
Fact-checking is an imminent necessity because “you’re not intelligent enough to adequately read, research and or rationalize for yourself,” the socialist arbiters of truth proclaim, “so, you must rely on us to filter out the ‘fake news.’”
Exhibit A: MediaBIasFactCheck.com, a fact-checking that prides itself as “the most comprehensive media bias resource in the Internet,” despite being run by an owner who was previously exposed for misleadingly claiming to be a journalist.
According to the fact-checking site, The Gateway Pundit is not “right-center” or “right,” but “extreme” and ranks “very low” in factual reporting for premising its reports on “failed facts on a near-daily basis.”
MediaBiasFactCheck.com also claims The Gateway Pundit reports “propaganda,” “conspiracy,” “Nationalism” and “Some Fake News” and shares its “low credibility” rating with every prominent centrist or right of center media organizations. These media organizations include the Daily Caller, Breitbart, The Blaze, The Daily Wire, The Daily Mail, Epoch Times, The Federalist, Louder With Crowder, Project Veritas and Washington Free Beacon.
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Notoriously left-leaning publications including Huffington Post, NPR Daily Beast, The New York Times, The Young Turks, Southern Poverty Law Center and LA Times were all deemed “Left-Biased” or “Left-Center” and ranked favorably with “high credibility” by the formidable “experts” of fake news.
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Dave Van Zandt, a healthcare industry worker from North Carolina and owner of MediaBiasFactCheck.com, touts his site as frequently being referenced by reputable center-left sources including “USA Today, Reuters Fact Check, Science Feedback, Washington Post, and NPR, among dozens of others.”
According to Zandt’s bio, you can trust his arbitration of facts because “since High School (a long time ago), Dave has been interested in politics and noticed as a kid the same newspaper report in two different papers was very different in their tone.
Yet, in an astounding example of hypocrisy, Zandt was forced in 2017 to amend his biography for including outright false information about his credentials following a fact-check of MediaBiasFactCheck.com conducted by the conservative news site World Net Daily.
Zandt had previously claimed in his biography that he was a veteran journalist with over two decades of experience:
“Dave has been freelancing for 25+ years for a variety of print and web mediums (sic), with a focus on media bias and the role of media in politics. Dave is a registered Non-Affiliated voter who values evidence-based reporting,” his biography stated in 2017, as WND reported. “Dave Van Zandt obtained a Communications Degree before pursuing a higher degree in the sciences. Dave currently works full-time in the health care industry. Dave has spent more than 20 years as an armchair researcher on media bias and its role in political influence.”
Yet, not a single article written by Zandt or byline could be found on the web to corroborate Zandt actually worked as a journalist.
Pressed on his purported “25+ years” of experience writing for print and web media, Zandt admitted the information he provided about his journalism background was fabricated.
“I am not sure why the 25+ years is still on the website. That was removed a year ago when I first started the website. All of the writing I did was small print news zines from the ’90s. I felt that what I wrote in the ’90s is not related to what I am doing today so I removed it. Again, I am not a journalist,” he told WND. “I simply have a background in communications and more importantly science where I learned to value evidence over all else. Through this, I also became interested in research of all kinds, especially media bias, which is difficult to measure and is subjective to a degree.”
Like MediaBiasFactCheck.com, its competitors which are deemed the nation’s most prominent fact-checking organizations tilt to the political left.
PolitiFact, which has previously stated that it is a fact that people can change their sex just because they feel that they are not their biological sex, is heavily funded by leftist institutions including the Ford Foundation, the Tides Foundation, the Omidyar Network Fund.
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, which uses Pinocchio ratings to rank the truthfulness of statements, is owned by Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos. In 2016, Bezos, a Democratic Party donor, deployed an army of 20 newspaper staffers to scour Donald Trump’s life for any dirt they could find on the presumptive GOP nominee.
Snopes’ “principal fact-checker” Kim LaCapria is a former sex-and-fetish blogger who described her routine as smoking pot and posting to Snopes.com.
The fact-checkers are giving their funders a bang for their buck. After all, low-information voters believe the fact-checking is legitimate.