The 9 fakest ‘fake news’ fact-checkers

The 9 fakest ‘fake news’ fact-checkers
Prof. Melissa Zimdars, "fake news" bloodhound. (Images: Twitter via WND)

[Ed. – Wow, who knew there were nine of them?  Didn’t realize the “Snopes” team was such a soap opera either.  Better to do your own fact-checking (or, in many cases, just go with your gut and your own common sense), most of the time.]

[O]n the heels of media hysteria over the trend, now it seems everyone claims to be a foremost expert on the topic of spotting “fake news.” …

But just who are these self-appointed gatekeepers who claim to be the ultimate arbiters of what is or is not “fake news”?

WND found “fact-checker” sites run by:

  • A gamer.
  • A leftist, Trump-hating, feminist professor who specializes in “fat studies.”
  • A sex-and-fetish blogger.
  • A health-industry worker.
  • Organizations with billionaire Democratic Party activists and donors.
  • And another guy who went to extreme lengths to conceal his identity.

But most of the self-appointed “fact-checker” sites had one thing in common: President Trump – and the news sites that dare to give him a fair shake – are overwhelmingly their favorite targets. …

1. Pigscast

The website Pigscast, which stands for Politics, Internet Gaming and Sports, was founded by “gamer” Will Healy.

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4. Trump-bashing prof’s ‘hit list’ of ‘fake’ news sites

The mainstream media went wild circulating a viral list of so-called “fake news” websites in November 2016 – and the list included established news sites like WND, Breitbart, Red State, the Daily Wire and Project Veritas – but WND found a leftist, Trump-bashing assistant professor in Massachusetts who specialized in “fat studies” was behind the effort to target and discredit legitimate news organizations.  [This is the list-maker who decided your very own Liberty Unyielding is a “fake news” site. – Ed.]

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7. Snopes

One of Snopes’ leading fact-checkers is a former sex-and-fetish blogger who described her routine as smoking pot and posting to Snopes.com, and the company now is embroiled in a legal dispute between its former married founders that includes accusations the CEO used company money for prostitutes.

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