The dishonest propagandists at Politifact have been caught in yet another brazen assault on the facts. As reported on Tuesday by Breitbart, Politifact recently rated another provably correct Republican statement as “mostly false” based solely on their own deliberate misinterpretation of his argument.
Chris Christie recently slammed Obama’s disastrously irresponsible surrender of the Syrian crisis to the whims of Russia. He stated: “I’ll tell you what reckless is. What’s reckless is is calling Assad a reformer. What’s reckless is allowing Russia to come into Crimea and Ukraine. What reckless is is inviting Russia into Syria to team with Iran.”
The openly biased “fact-checkers” at Politifact responded by intentionally misrepresenting his argument as being that Obama invited Russia to launch airstrikes in Syria, thus allowing them to rush in to “set the record straight” by erroneously smearing another Obama opponent as a liar for telling the truth. But this clearly defies the facts, as the record plainly shows.
Christie even went out of his way to emphasize that he was referring to Obama inviting Putin “to broker an agreement with Assad to give up his chemical weapons,” as he put it to CNN’s Jake Tapper. This White House attempt at damage control after Obama’s self-discrediting humiliation in the “thin red line” debacle was then used by Putin to outmaneuver, override, and marginalize our embarrassingly amateur president from that moment forward.
It was abundantly clear that this is what Christie was arguing from the beginning. Politifact simply chose to twist his words and portray him as a liar, rather than doing anything even vaguely resembling an actual fact-check.
PolitiFact knows what Christie meant last week. We know this because the left-wing frauds even quote Christie’s answer to Jake Tapper. But they bury it at the bottom of 20 paragraphs and dismiss it without comment.
Nonetheless, ever in the service of Barack Obama, even though they know the truth, PolitiFact declares Christie a liar.
Again, these partisan media “fact-checkers” have made a total laughing stock out of journalism at this point. They blindly accept liberal opinions, assumptions, and attitudes as hard fact while vindictively attacking anyone who questions them as a liar, with zero regard for facts, evidence, or truth.