Posted: Oct 08, 2021 12:01 AM
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Under a patina of impartiality, fact-checkers have long engaged in a uniquely dishonest genre of journalism, claiming mastery over truth and facts when, most often, they are merely editorializing on highly debatable contentions
Here, the Associated Press, once the most reliable straight-news source in the nation, claims that a viral tweet from critical-race-theory opponent Christopher Rufo, which criticized the National School Boards Association (NSBA) for requesting the FBI investigate school-board protests as “domestic terrorism,” was false. “Contrary to false claims circulating online,” wrote the AP, “the National School Boards Association didn’t ask President Joe Biden to label protesting parents ‘domestic terrorists,’ and there’s no indication Biden or the Justice Department called them terrorists, either.”
Perhaps there is some unstated semantic reason AP author Terrence Fraser uses to rationalize his position, or maybe he failed to read the letter. Even The Washington Post reported that NSBA “likened the harassment and abuse over face coverings in schools to domestic terrorism.” The letter literally compared parents