Why Politifact has become a joke, part 5,834

Stanley doesn’t make a tape measure long enough to measure the lengths some fact checkers will go to in order to avoid admitting Trump’s correct about something. Here’s another example:

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, it depends on what your definition of “mostly false” is:

Politifact got it right by making Obama’s “if you like your plan you can keep it” their Lie of the Year in 2013, their misses far outnumber their hits, which isn’t exactly what I look for in a trusty “fact-checker.”

Customs & Border Patrol busting an MS-13 gang member puts a crimp in the liberal media’s ‘mostly women & children’ narrative

Maybe Jim Acosta would like to weigh in on this one

Not that this will surprise many of you, but it turns out the “migrant caravan” might not be the 100 percent peace parade the Left has made it out to be:

Democrats have informed us that concerns about this kind of thing are unfounded, paranoid and even racist:

The incident occurred at approximately 6:09 p.m., when agents encountered a man just east of the Calexico Port of Entry suspected of being in the United States illegally. After a short interview, the man told agents he is a Honduran citizen and active gang member with the notorious Mara Salvatrucha 13 (MS-13) international crime organization. The man also told agents he traveled to the United States border with a large group of people from Central America intending on filing for asylum in the United States.

The man was taken to El Centro station for further questioning. At the station records checks revealed the man is 29-year-old Jose Villalobos-Jobel, a citizen of Honduras. Again, Villalobos confirmed his story of his gang involvement and intent on entering the United States illegally.

Villalobos will be held pending his processing and repatriation to Honduras.

A while back CNN’s mega-hack and drama queen Jim Acosta tried to show up Trump about the caravan but instead beclowned himself in light of what we now know:

(h/t me, except at Twitchy)

China reportedly hacked Hillary Clinton’s home server and read all her emails, FBI agent Peter Strzok yawned

Attn. MSM! … MSM?

This is from the Daily Caller because the mainstream media won’t pick up on it until they can figure out a way to say that China only did this at the behest of Russia and Trump:

A Chinese-owned company operating in the Washington, D.C., area hacked Hillary Clinton’s private server throughout her term as secretary of state and obtained nearly all her emails, two sources briefed on the matter told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The Chinese firm obtained Clinton’s emails in real time as she sent and received communications and documents through her personal server, according to the sources, who said the hacking was conducted as part of an intelligence operation.

The Chinese wrote code that was embedded in the server, which was kept in Clinton’s residence in upstate New York. The code generated an instant “courtesy copy” for nearly all of her emails and forwarded them to the Chinese company, according to the sources.

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found that virtually all of Clinton’s emails were sent to a “foreign entity,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, said at a July 12 House Committee on the Judiciary hearing. He did not reveal the entity’s identity, but said it was unrelated to Russia.

And here’s a shocker: The Hillary superfan at the FBI at the time, Peter Strzok, didn’t do anything about it:

Two officials with the ICIG, investigator Frank Rucker and attorney Janette McMillan, met repeatedly with FBI officials to warn them of the Chinese intrusion, according to a former intelligence officer with expertise in cybersecurity issues, who was briefed on the matter. He spoke anonymously, as he was not authorized to publicly address the Chinese’s role with Clinton’s server.

Among those FBI officials was Peter Strzok, who was then the bureau’s top counterintelligence official. Strzok was fired this month following the discovery he sent anti-Trump texts to his mistress and co-worker, Lisa Page. Strzok didn’t act on the information the ICIG provided him, according to Gohmert.

That’s hardly surprising. Thinking through the content of Strzok’s texts to and from Lisa Page and how they felt the need to try and “stop” Trump from becoming president, the last thing Strzok would have wanted to do just months or weeks before the election is help point out how Clinton’s recklessness was giving China easy access to classified information.

Media & Resistance warriors (pardon the redundancy) flip out over ICE arresting man driving pregnant wife to hospital, skip an important detail

“Journalism” 2018.

I’ve seen a whole bunch of outrage over this story from liberals who rarely if ever seem curious about the full details of an arrest by ICE. The media mostly just fueled the outrage part:

Many were quick to jump on it, because, you know, Trump’s president and everything is inhumane now:

Rep. Joe Kennedy and former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau were among the outraged:

If Kennedy thinks that’s heartless wait until he sees “Chappaquiddick”! But I digress…

Sounds like ICE is pretty awful, right? Oh, but there’s an important bit of context to add to the story that some media outlets might not be too quick to put out there since it pours a bit of cold water on the outrage. At least some media outlets are following up with all the facts:

THAT detail won’t get nearly the circulation that the first part of the story received.

Kim Jong Un reminds Trump of N. Korea’s ability to deliver Mother of All Envelopes

Kim Jong Un’s people might be starving, oppressed and subject to imprisonment in labor camps, but his rep Kim Jong Chol showed President Trump at the White House that their huge envelope industry is alive and well, and they’re not afraid to use it:

I half expected Kim Jong Un to pop out of the envelope as Trump opened it.

If you’re keeping score at home, replace ‘if you like your plan you can keep it’ with this Iran deal doozy as Obama’s legacy quote

In 2015, Barack Obama explained why it would be “impossible” for Iran to hide its weapon activities because of the nuclear deal:

Reality responds in 2018:

Is anybody surprised? Probably only those whose resumes contain the words “former Obama administration official.”

Most Obama-era thing ever? Navy’s intel chief prohibited from seeing classified material

A few years ago I might have been more surprised by stuff like this, but in the age of Obama nothing is surprising:

For more than two years, the Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets.

Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch has been barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information since November 2013, when the Navy learned from the Justice Department that his name had surfaced in a giant corruption investigation involving a foreign defense contractor and scores of Navy personnel.

Worried that Branch was on the verge of being indicted, Navy leaders suspended his access to classified materials. They did the same to one of his deputies, Rear Adm. Bruce F. Loveless, the Navy’s director of intelligence operations.

More than 800 days later, neither Branch nor Loveless has been charged. But neither has been cleared, either. Their access to classified information remains blocked.

The current U.S. Director of Naval Intelligence has less access to secrets than an ensign. If he wants to see classified material he’ll have to ask Hillary if he can borrow her email server.

Obama’s ‘deal partner’ Iran hacked NY dam system in 2013

The government of Iran probably heard that this administration was full of “dam fools” on national security and decided to put it to the test:

Iranian hackers breached a dam outside of New York in 2013, according to a former official, managing to get control of the flood gates.

The previously undisclosed cyberattack was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.

According to a former official familiar with the 2013 investigation into the attack, the hack of Bowman Avenue Dam near Rye Brook, New York, was not a sophisticated intrusion, but a test by Iranian hackers to see what they could access.

The breach occurred during the same time frame that Iranian hackers were targeting U.S. financial institutions.

The attackers were unable to get into the full dam system, but could take control of the flood gates. The incident remains classified, the official said.

These are the people Obama and Kerry are still patting themselves on the backs for providing them a fast track to nukes.

Totally believable: Dem Congressman says 72 Dept. of Homeland Security employees are on the terror watch list

Is the DHS is taking the “it takes one to know one” approach when it comes to hiring employees to spot potential terrorists?

At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.”

“Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.

“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that,” he said.

Anybody done a tally of how many people working at the State Dept. or White House are on the watch list (or should be)?

The only way to make the Obama administration take fast action would be to tell them how many DHS employees are members of the NRA.


Those 72 apparently are working in agencies under DHS purview but not the DHS directly, such as the TSA — which kind of makes it even more concerning.

Obama leads climate change army pretending they’re fighting back at ISIS by not canceling a f***ing meeting

Islamic terrorists have killed hundreds in recent weeks and their spread has sparked worldwide travel warnings. With that in mind, here’s a direct quote from the President of the United States about the announcement that a conference on climate change in Paris will not be postponed: “What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be.”

Obama actually said that:

Yep, terrorists are shuddering in fear at climate change alarmists’ refusal to cancel a conference where ISIS’ (and others) atrocities will be blamed on fossil fuel emissions.

I can only imagine what would have been said if Winston Churchill, after the first London Blitz, responded “the best rebuke to this is to not cancel the Art Fair, am I right!?

Unless something changes quick we really are screwed beyond recovery.

(h/t Allahpundit at Hot Air)