August 28, 2009 4:25 PM
FactCheck.org - Annenberg- Obama - Ayers connection
Apparently FactCheck is being used to refute conservative claims concerning Obamacare.
But we established before the election that FactCheck is not reliable - just another manifestation of the wolf in sheep's clothing - a front for Obama:
Laura asked:This is a side note to all the election talk, but do you know how I might find the party affiliation of the staffers of factcheck.org? I don't even care if I know specifically about each individual, but I'm very interested in this "non-partisan" site, staffed by very real people, with very real opinions, wondering where they sit on party lines - how many of the staffers are affiliated with which party, etc..
Yes, this is very interesting.
Turns out that FactCheck - which everyone has been referring to as if it were the political Bible, is a baby of the Annenberg Foundation.
Yes, that is THE Annenberg Foundation:
Senator Obama was the first Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which was a Division, or Project, of the Annenberg Foundation.the one with a board connected to William Ayers and Barack Obama.
I actually referred to FactCheck a few times myself and relied on their word until I got wise to their true role in protecting Obama's candidacy.
Btw, Snopes is also problematic in that its founders are extremely liberal. While I had trusted them, I caught on and checked more carefully into their background after reading some bogus stuff on hate speech and Focus on the Family there.
Google Snopes liberal bias to read other observations.An informed electorate is an empowered electorate!
Read all my campaign commentary here.
You definitely want to spread the word on this one.
I think this is one of the side effects of the way public school teach kids to approach the internet -- I'm sure some do fine, but I've had relatives who basically are told they must use the internet (instead of, say, books or periodicals) as their research source and are given very few tools for discerning the validity of information on any given site.
Posted by: Marie | August 29, 2009 1:54 PM
I was the one who had to reach out to Barbara concerning this site. I was arguing with a liberal on the Anchoress' blog and the lib listed Factcheck as her back-up. She found it to be very accurate and fair. Hmmm. I knew I had to check out this site and who was behind it. Thanks, Barbara, for your information.
Posted by: Sue from Buffalo | August 29, 2009 5:41 PM
Not a regular reader, just stopping by, but I have to take a moment to point out that the Annenberg Foundation was founded by Walter Annenberg, a conservative and great friend of Ronald Reagan's. Also, during the 2004 vice-presidential debates Vice-President Cheney recommended factcheck.org to verify claims.
One of the things I like about factcheck.org is that they take both parties to task for their claims which stretch the truth (or worse).
Posted by: Julie | September 11, 2009 4:58 PM