For years, it’s been clear to any objective observer that the so-called “mainstream” media takes a vastly different approach to covering Republicans than that of Democrats.
The level of combativeness, manipulation, and scrutiny always increases when a Republican is placed under the media’s microscope.
And Washington Post fact checkers just admitted something about Biden that infuriated Americans.
To say that President Donald Trump received a greater level of scrutiny than any President in American history would be a massive understatement.
Throughout the Trump administration, the media seemed hellbent to take every word the President uttered out of context, and attempt to find a way to claim he lied.
In fact, The Washington Post’s chief fact checker recently bragged that the outlet declared more than 30,000 Trump statements “false or misleading” during his presidency.
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 20, 2021
While it’s clear that Trump, and Republicans in general, are treated differently than their Democrat counterparts, the media has always claimed otherwise.
They’ve sworn up and down that their only goal is to give the American people the truth, and not allow politics to cloud their “objective” reporting.
As it turns out, though, that’s not entirely true.
And we know that because The Washington Post fact checkers who made it their mission to find a way to turn every statement made by President Trump into a lie, have now admitted that they will not be scrutinizing Joe Biden’s presidency nearly as harshly.
Their reasoning, according to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker editor Glenn Kessler, is that they just assume the Biden administration will look a lot like the Obama administration and, obviously, the Obama administration was super truthful.
“I assume the Biden Presidency will be a lot like the Obama Presidency, and that they will be responsive, and will be able to quickly back up what they’re saying,” Kessler said.
As far as The Washington Post is concerned, as long as the Biden White House can provide The Post with reasons why they should believe their statements, there’s no reason to do any further reporting or investigation into the claims.
“Well, in the case of the Biden-Harris transition team, we asked — we identified five factual statements he made, interesting claims that we wanted to know if they — what was the basis for this. Within 15 minutes, we received citations to those factual statements, and they all checked out,” Kessler explained.
WashPost 'fact checker' Glenn Kessler won't count false Biden claims like Trump's: "I assume the Biden presidency will be a lot like the Obama presidency, and that they will be responsive, and will be able to quickly back up what they're saying."https://t.co/PUg8z4uzIZ pic.twitter.com/EQAUyaRqSy
— Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) January 24, 2021
The Washington Post’s director of communications, Shani George, also confirmed to The Daily Caller that they will not scrutinize Biden in the same way they scrutinized Trump.
“The database of Trump claims was started a month after Trump became president as a way to not overwhelm our fact-checking enterprise, where the core mission is to explain complex policy issues,” George said. “While we do not have plans to launch a Biden database at this time, we will continue to dig into the accuracy of statements by political figures of all party affiliations.”
Interestingly, on Biden’s first full day in office, CNN released a report in which they cited Biden administration officials who claimed that the Trump administration did not have a plan to distribute COVID-19 vaccines forcing the new administration to build a plan from scratch.
As expected, the rest of the media ran with the report as it was backed up by claims made by the Biden White House.
The only problem is the claim was totally inaccurate, and even Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief medical adviser to the Biden administration, said as much.
“We’re certainly not starting from scratch, because there is activity going on in the distribution,” Fauci explained at a press conference last week. “I mean we’re coming in with fresh ideas, but also some ideas with . . . the previous administration. You can’t say it was absolutely not usable at all.”
Sadly, this isn’t new.
The media elite, like those at The Washington Post, have proven time and time again that they are only motivated by their own political beliefs, not the truth.
They are not the neutral arbiters of truth they claim to be.
Even at a time in which the American people trust the media less than at any other point in history, they forge ahead as a bonafide Democrat Super PAC.
And clearly, they’re not planning on slowing down anytime soon.
Stay tuned to Right News Wire for any updates to this ongoing story.