If you are a private figure and The New York Times or the Southern Poverty Law Center publishes a lie about you, you simply have to prove that the statement was false and harmed your reputation. The fact that the publisher didn’t know or care that the statement was false is irrelevant. But if you are a “public figure,” you not only have to prove that the statement was false and harmed your reputation, but that the statement was made “with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not.” And the definition of who is a public figure constantly has expanded since 1964.
Just like the modern media, fact-checkers are partisan hacks on a mission. Check some recent examples of the fine propagandist art of “fact-checking” to see these “arbiters of truth” in action...
New York Times Forced to Admit It Inflated Number of Children Hospitalized by COVID to 14 Times Higher Than Reality
The one-time bastion of journalistic integrity, the New York Times, managed to slightly mis-state the number of pediatric COVID hospitalization cases — by a factor of 14. An innocent mistake we're sure… Desperate agendas call for desperate “mistakes."
Dr. Stella Immanuel Launches $100 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against CNN After Being Vindicated on Hydroxychloroquine
Dr. Stella Immanuel, the pro-hydroxychloroquine doctor who was derided by the fake news media for attempting to save lives near the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, is striking back against CNN.
The SCOTUS nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett brought up an inside baseball term that needs defining. “Court-packing” is NOT a duly elected president filling a vacant seat as duty demands. Court-packing is adding judicial seats — by one political party — where justices serve in perpetuity. It ensures the packing party has decades of unilateral ideological control. Every candidate for president has a moral obligation to explain it truthfully to the American people while stating personal intent.
Sixty-two percent of Americans believe voting by mail increases fraud. So we reviewed mainstream media vote fraud stories and found nearly every story started with, “GOP to fight voter fraud that doesn’t exist.” The bias willingly ignores fraud despite reams of evidence. Author Gore Vidal once quipped, “Half the American people never read a newspaper. Half never vote for President — the same half?” Glad you read the EIB.
6/23: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains that the liberal media has it wrong when they say speaking to foreigners is a violation of federal campaign laws.
1/29: ACRU Chairman and CEO Susan Carleson issued a joint statement with other conservative leaders demanding the mainstream media apologize to the Covington Catholic students.