Daniel Dale is known as CNN’s “fact-checker extraordinaire.” According to the outlet, Dale is “a reporter in CNN’s Washington Bureau, where he fact-checks political claims.”
“During the 2020 election cycle, he fact-checked President Trump, Democratic presidential candidates, and other lawmakers,” the bio continues. “Prior to joining CNN in 2019, Dale spent over a decade at the Toronto Star, including as Washington Bureau Chief from 2015 to 2019, where he was the first journalist to fact-check every false statement from President Donald Trump.”
Ironically, this needs context.
While CNN may claim that Dale “fact-checked President Trump, Democratic presidential candidates, and other lawmakers,” he clearly focused on Trump and his campaign until the election was complete. According to Mediaite, in a piece titled “What Ever Happened to Daniel Dale? CNN Fact-Checker Has Disappeared From Air Post-Trump,” Dale has “appeared or been mentioned on the network more than once every other day on average” since joining the network in June of 2019.