So-called nonpartisan fact-checking outlet PolitiFact spent President Joe Biden’s first 100 days defending the president from inaccurate Facebook posts instead of fact-checking his numerous falsehoods.
A report from the right-leaning Media Research Center found that PolitiFact was eight times more likely to defend Biden than to fact-check him in his first 100 days, a vast difference to how the outlet treated former President Donald Trump. For Trump’s first 100 days, “PolitiFact offered 52 fact checks with a ‘Truth-O-Meter’ ruling of Donald Trump in his first 100 days (January 20 to April 30, 2017), while in the same period this year, PolitiFact offered just 13 fact checks of President Biden,” the MRC found.
As the MRC noted, “the media insist Trump’s in his own category on truth and falsehood,” so the outlet decided to see how often PolitiFact defended Biden as opposed to fact-checking him. The MRC found that for Biden’s first 100 days, PolitiFact fact-checked Biden just 13 times while it