Left-leaning news site USA Today was forced to issue a correction on a fact-check concerning President Joe Biden checking his watch during the dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base of 13 U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan.
Originally, a USA Today “fact-check” seemed to run cover for Biden by stating that POTUS did check his watch, but only after the ceremony:
“[Biden] did appear to check his watch during his visit to Dover Air Force Base. But he did so after the dignified transfer ceremony was over. Footage leading up to the moment shows Biden with his hand over his heart for about 30 seconds as vans carry the service members’ remains off the tarmac. After the vans had left, Biden closes his eyes briefly before dropping his arms and glancing down at his watch.”
After much backlash, however, the story had to be updated to admit Biden checked his watch “multiple times” during the dignified transfer.
“Corrections & Clarifications: This story was