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2020-08-15 1:03:59 PM  
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2020-08-15 1:09:11 PM  

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MAGAts: WE SHAT OURSELVES TOO.  TAKE THAT LIBS!
 
2020-08-15 1:12:10 PM  
"Conspiracy theories" floated by Biden: 1
"Conspiracy theories" confirmed: 1

Conspiracy theories floated by Trump: ∞
Conspiracy theories confirmed: 0
 
2020-08-15 1:23:37 PM  
Wow....

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2020-08-15 1:26:04 PM  
1. Trump has railed against the USPS before.
2. Trump has railed against mail-in voting before.
3. Trump admitted before that he was sabotaging the USPS because of mail-in voting.
4. But yeah, let's accuse Biden of something because reasons.
 
2020-08-15 1:29:45 PM  
Could it be?  Is it possible?  Maybe both sides aren't bad?
 
2020-08-15 2:04:12 PM  
They really should have said that it wasn't based on statements at the time but has been determined to be accurate.
 
2020-08-15 2:07:09 PM  
So this means FactCheck.org is 100% fake news, probably funded by Soros, the Clintons and Obama's gay lover, right?
 
2020-08-15 2:08:55 PM  
Trump is a tyrant, and he needs to be deposed.
 
2020-08-15 2:11:05 PM  

Albert911emt: 1. Trump has railed against the USPS before.
2. Trump has railed against mail-in voting before.
3. Trump admitted before that he was sabotaging the USPS because of mail-in voting.
4. But yeah, let's accuse Biden of something because reasons.


So what you're saying is that both sides are bad and I should vote republican
 
2020-08-15 2:30:40 PM  
Fact: "Back in 2006, when the Postal Service was aggressively removing the boxes, if there were fewer than 50 pieces of mail per day, a box could be targeted for disposal. According to the Postal Operations Manual, the current policy is that if a mailbox isn't seeing an average of 25 pieces per day, the Postal Service may remove it."

Still, it is a perfect demonstration of Trump* touching and killing.
It Is Known, if Trump* is for it, it is bad for you.
 
2020-08-15 2:33:45 PM  

snocone: Fact: "Back in 2006, when the Postal Service was aggressively removing the boxes, if there were fewer than 50 pieces of mail per day, a box could be targeted for disposal. According to the Postal Operations Manual, the current policy is that if a mailbox isn't seeing an average of 25 pieces per day, the Postal Service may remove it."

Still, it is a perfect demonstration of Trump* touching and killing.
It Is Known, if Trump* is for it, it is bad for you.


Doing in 2020 reminds me of when Arthur Andersen decided to implement their 'document retention policy' right when a federal investigation was imminent. Even one exec said, "maybe this is not the beat time to do this."
 
2020-08-15 2:35:03 PM  
"Ok, we've determined that it's true. Now let's insist that an election is the answer to surviving an attempt to steal an election."

/'just don't *have* a pre-existing condition! you'll be fine.'
 
2020-08-15 2:45:56 PM  

Aar1012: Albert911emt: 1. Trump has railed against the USPS before.
2. Trump has railed against mail-in voting before.
3. Trump admitted before that he was sabotaging the USPS because of mail-in voting.
4. But yeah, let's accuse Biden of something because reasons.

So what you're saying is that both sides are bad and I should vote republican



Well, yes....duh.
 
2020-08-15 2:57:16 PM  
and yet the headline still states the bullshiat.  not even a retraction, you have to read to get to that.
 
2020-08-15 4:16:29 PM  
Little Pig claims Wolf wants entry so he can eat Little Pig.

Factcheck.org: There are many reasons an animal may want to enter a house. Perhaps he wants to ask whether Little Pig has take Lord Jesus into his heart. Maybe he was there to give him the news that he had won Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes. While it's true that wolves eat pigs and this wolf has been pursuing other pigs, nothing on the face of it implies the wolf is interested in eating Little Pig.

Wolf: I'm here to eat Little Pig

Factcheck.org: OK, so maaaaaybe Wolf does want to eat Little Pig but there could also be other reasons.
 
2020-08-15 4:54:16 PM  
 
2020-08-15 4:54:31 PM  
Confirmed BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF.
 
2020-08-15 4:54:58 PM  
So instead of removing the article and issuing a retraction, you just print a statement at the top saying "Everything below is bullshiat" and keep running it.

Let's hear it for the "liberal media", everyone.
 
2020-08-15 4:56:36 PM  
This site is run by morons.

They start off with...

"Editor's note: Joe Biden's June 23 remarks that President Donald Trump "wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots" have been confirmed - by the president himself."

But leave up the article that says...

"We can find no instance of Trump saying he wants to thwart the Postal Service's ability to deliver mail-in ballots,"


Just take the damned thing down and print an apology and retraction.

Morons.
 
2020-08-15 4:59:01 PM  
I hope Joe Biden says something to the effect of "You can look at the conservative biased fact-check.com and see for yourself that they are trying to undermine the electoral process."
 
2020-08-15 4:59:53 PM  

dildo tontine: Could it be?  Is it possible?  Maybe both sides aren't bad?


It's Snidely Whiplash vs Hitler Wannabe
 
2020-08-15 5:00:03 PM  

John the Magnificent: This site is run by morons.

They start off with...

"Editor's note: Joe Biden's June 23 remarks that President Donald Trump "wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots" have been confirmed - by the president himself."

But leave up the article that says...

"We can find no instance of Trump saying he wants to thwart the Postal Service's ability to deliver mail-in ballots,"


Just take the damned thing down and print an apology and retraction.

Morons.


I know WTF is wrong with them, why didn't they just double down!?
 
2020-08-15 5:00:13 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/​2​020/aug/13/anthony-fauci-no-reason-why​-we-shouldnt-be-able-vo

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Fauci has rolled over for Trump.


...huh?

No, Dr. Fauci said exactly what he should've said - if masks, social distancing, sanitization, and other precautions are taken, voting in person should be a low-risk activity.

The fact is that none of those precautions will be taken because it's clear that a third of the American public is belligerently ignorant & unwilling to follow even basic directions. If you've been to a grocery store recently, you know exactly what I mean - even when you mark aisles as one-way, social distancing spots for check-out lines, and station hand & cart sanitization stations everywhere, you get assholes without masks steering carts the wrong way into folks trying to wait in line to get out of the store.

No, it's not that Dr. Fauci has "rolled over" for Trump. He's stating fact. It's just that a third of you couldn't give a shiat, endangering the rest of us.
 
2020-08-15 5:01:33 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Confirmed BY THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF.


Right, but we all know that the president lies all the time, so you can't use his own words against him, even when he confesses.

As Bobby Fischer would say, "Chex Mix!"
 
2020-08-15 5:06:36 PM  
What happens when the FactCheck fact-checkers have to be fact-checked? Run the rest of the campaign in a completely random and unrelated fashion?
 
2020-08-15 5:06:51 PM  

Aar1012: Albert911emt: 1. Trump has railed against the USPS before.
2. Trump has railed against mail-in voting before.
3. Trump admitted before that he was sabotaging the USPS because of mail-in voting.
4. But yeah, let's accuse Biden of something because reasons.

So what you're saying is that both sides are bad and I should vote republican


Think of it like comparing the "villain" in a romantic comedy and Sauron. Both are "bad guys", but one is worse by several hundred orders of magnitude.

Joe Biden is Hugh Grant in the Bridget Jones movies. Donald Trump is Sauron.
 
2020-08-15 5:08:02 PM  

FormlessOne: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2​020/aug/13/anthony-fauci-no-reason-why​-we-shouldnt-be-able-vo

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Fauci has rolled over for Trump.

...huh?

No, Dr. Fauci said exactly what he should've said - if masks, social distancing, sanitization, and other precautions are taken, voting in person should be a low-risk activity.

The fact is that none of those precautions will be taken because it's clear that a third of the American public is belligerently ignorant & unwilling to follow even basic directions. If you've been to a grocery store recently, you know exactly what I mean - even when you mark aisles as one-way, social distancing spots for check-out lines, and station hand & cart sanitization stations everywhere, you get assholes without masks steering carts the wrong way into folks trying to wait in line to get out of the store.

No, it's not that Dr. Fauci has "rolled over" for Trump. He's stating fact. It's just that a third of you couldn't give a shiat, endangering the rest of us.


Fauci knows exactly how the message that he just sent will be received, and how it will be employed in the political landscape.

He rolled over.
 
2020-08-15 5:09:12 PM  

FormlessOne: It's just that a third of you couldn't give a shiat, endangering the rest of us.


This is certainly true... and perhaps Fauci should have taken it into account before he made his statement.
 
2020-08-15 5:09:31 PM  

make me some tea: Wow....

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The thing that drives Republicans most crazy about Trump is how open he is about his corruption. FactCheck would have happily kept pretending Biden's statement was "FALSE"  even though it was clearly true, because they're well aware that the right wing is a bunch of pathological liars is making truth tellers seem to have a liberal bias. But no - Trump just can't keep his mouth shut.

It's got to be maddening to be a GOP strategist. Kind of like a defense lawyer whose client keeps confessing to even more crap.
 
2020-08-15 5:10:58 PM  
If Trump was a villain on a Scooby Doo episode, the episode would last about five farking minutes because he'd be so obvious and keep lifting the mask and saying, "It's me! I'm doing this!" just for the personal acknowledgment.
 
2020-08-15 5:10:59 PM  

emtwo: FormlessOne: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2​020/aug/13/anthony-fauci-no-reason-why​-we-shouldnt-be-able-vo

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Fauci has rolled over for Trump.

...huh?

No, Dr. Fauci said exactly what he should've said - if masks, social distancing, sanitization, and other precautions are taken, voting in person should be a low-risk activity.

The fact is that none of those precautions will be taken because it's clear that a third of the American public is belligerently ignorant & unwilling to follow even basic directions. If you've been to a grocery store recently, you know exactly what I mean - even when you mark aisles as one-way, social distancing spots for check-out lines, and station hand & cart sanitization stations everywhere, you get assholes without masks steering carts the wrong way into folks trying to wait in line to get out of the store.

No, it's not that Dr. Fauci has "rolled over" for Trump. He's stating fact. It's just that a third of you couldn't give a shiat, endangering the rest of us.

Fauci knows exactly how the message that he just sent will be received, and how it will be employed in the political landscape.

He rolled over.


He's made it very clear that he focuses on facts with zero consideration given to politics.

Right now in August, it is perfectly correct to say that if people take proper precautions, we should be able to vote without significant risk in November.

The fact that that is unlikely isn't what he's speaking to.  He's saying what he said with the given caveat that "if people take proper precautions".
 
2020-08-15 5:11:24 PM  
Can we start calling it an attempted coup now?
 
2020-08-15 5:11:44 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/​2​020/aug/13/anthony-fauci-no-reason-why​-we-shouldnt-be-able-vo

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Fauci has rolled over for Trump.


We can vote in person if everyone adheres to social distancing and mask guidelines that Fauci himself has defined, and if people in red/purple states are willing to stand in line for up to 72 hours because some GOP legislatures have reduced the number of polling sites by 98%.

Fauci's statement is from a public health perspective, but contains those implicit requirements that people follow his public health guidelines. mofacheck.org rates his statement as True.

We can absolutely vote in person and not risk Covid-19 infection, but there are physical and practical reasons we shouldn't.
 
2020-08-15 5:12:45 PM  

aleister_greynight: John the Magnificent: This site is run by morons.

They start off with...

"Editor's note: Joe Biden's June 23 remarks that President Donald Trump "wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots" have been confirmed - by the president himself."

But leave up the article that says...

"We can find no instance of Trump saying he wants to thwart the Postal Service's ability to deliver mail-in ballots,"


Just take the damned thing down and print an apology and retraction.

Morons.

I know WTF is wrong with them, why didn't they just double down!?



They did.  The banner headline is still up.

Biden Floats Baseless Election Conspiracy
 
2020-08-15 5:14:27 PM  

Mr.Insightful: make me some tea: Wow....

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The thing that drives Republicans most crazy about Trump is how open he is about his corruption. FactCheck would have happily kept pretending Biden's statement was "FALSE"  even though it was clearly true, because they're well aware that the right wing is a bunch of pathological liars is making truth tellers seem to have a liberal bias. But no - Trump just can't keep his mouth shut.

It's got to be maddening to be a GOP strategist. Kind of like a defense lawyer whose client keeps confessing to even more crap.


Nah, the Boss keeps owning the libs so they revel in his inability to shut his farking yap.
 
2020-08-15 5:14:49 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: So this means FactCheck.org is 100% fake news, probably funded by Soros, the Clintons and Obama's gay lover, right?


Well, the headline of TFA is a lie. (not true and they know it's not true)

Apparently FactCheck.org is not a trustworthy source.
 
2020-08-15 5:17:22 PM  
Biden's Election Conspiracy Was Right All Along.
 
2020-08-15 5:21:56 PM  
"Editor's note: Joe Biden's June 23 remarks that President Donald Trump "wants to cut off money for the post office so they cannot deliver mail-in ballots" have been confirmed - by the president himself."

Biden: "Listen to me! We've traced the call! IT'S COMING FROM INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE!"

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2020-08-15 5:31:34 PM  

Albert911emt: 1. Trump has railed against the USPS before.
2. Trump has railed against mail-in voting before.
3. Trump admitted before that he was sabotaging the USPS because of mail-in voting.
4. But yeah, let's accuse Biden of something because reasons.


Come on. They let Kamala get away with calling Ebola a pandemic. They've got to run something like this every so often to keep up the appearance of neutrality. It's nothing to get too excited about.
 
2020-08-15 5:31:44 PM  
The Plague, The plague I call it.
 
2020-08-15 5:32:06 PM  

gameshowhost: "Ok, we've determined that it's true. Now let's insist that an election is the answer to surviving an attempt to steal an election."

/'just don't *have* a pre-existing condition! you'll be fine.'


We are the tsunami that will extinguish his forest fire.

Trump and his crime family will win if we indulge in the hopelessness they are fomenting.
 
2020-08-15 5:42:39 PM  

I Ate Shergar: [external-preview.redd.it image 632x414]


May 2017? And it hasn't changed!
 
2020-08-15 5:46:18 PM  
Don't you get it? This is how Trump gets to own FactCheck.Org!

Biden makes up his conspiracy, FactCheck points out that it's got no evidence, so Trump got a golden opportunity to discredit them by *providing that evidence*. It's Win WIN! for Trump. Yet another liberal "fact" site gets owned!

Now we can ignore all those times they FactChecked Trump, because obviously their entire site is a pack of lies.

OWNED! TRIGGERED!

/Dear God, do I really have to point out that this is satire?
//Probably
///Actually, let's go with Definitely.
 
2020-08-15 5:52:41 PM  

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2020-08-15 6:24:16 PM  

NeoCortex42: emtwo: FormlessOne: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2​020/aug/13/anthony-fauci-no-reason-why​-we-shouldnt-be-able-vo

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Fauci has rolled over for Trump.

...huh?

No, Dr. Fauci said exactly what he should've said - if masks, social distancing, sanitization, and other precautions are taken, voting in person should be a low-risk activity.

The fact is that none of those precautions will be taken because it's clear that a third of the American public is belligerently ignorant & unwilling to follow even basic directions. If you've been to a grocery store recently, you know exactly what I mean - even when you mark aisles as one-way, social distancing spots for check-out lines, and station hand & cart sanitization stations everywhere, you get assholes without masks steering carts the wrong way into folks trying to wait in line to get out of the store.

No, it's not that Dr. Fauci has "rolled over" for Trump. He's stating fact. It's just that a third of you couldn't give a shiat, endangering the rest of us.

Fauci knows exactly how the message that he just sent will be received, and how it will be employed in the political landscape.

He rolled over.

He's made it very clear that he focuses on facts with zero consideration given to politics.

Right now in August, it is perfectly correct to say that if people take proper precautions, we should be able to vote without significant risk in November.

The fact that that is unlikely isn't what he's speaking to.  He's saying what he said with the given caveat that "if people take proper precautions".


Then he is a moron.
 
2020-08-15 6:25:09 PM  

Smidge204: I Ate Shergar: [external-preview.redd.it image 632x414]

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When the movie is done, I hope Christian Bale plays that interviewer.

And I hope he does it in a Cockney accent just to make the situation seem even more preposterous than it was.
 
2020-08-15 6:27:24 PM  

haknudsen: NeoCortex42: emtwo: FormlessOne: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2​020/aug/13/anthony-fauci-no-reason-why​-we-shouldnt-be-able-vo

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Fauci has rolled over for Trump.

...huh?

No, Dr. Fauci said exactly what he should've said - if masks, social distancing, sanitization, and other precautions are taken, voting in person should be a low-risk activity.

The fact is that none of those precautions will be taken because it's clear that a third of the American public is belligerently ignorant & unwilling to follow even basic directions. If you've been to a grocery store recently, you know exactly what I mean - even when you mark aisles as one-way, social distancing spots for check-out lines, and station hand & cart sanitization stations everywhere, you get assholes without masks steering carts the wrong way into folks trying to wait in line to get out of the store.

No, it's not that Dr. Fauci has "rolled over" for Trump. He's stating fact. It's just that a third of you couldn't give a shiat, endangering the rest of us.

Fauci knows exactly how the message that he just sent will be received, and how it will be employed in the political landscape.

He rolled over.

He's made it very clear that he focuses on facts with zero consideration given to politics.

Right now in August, it is perfectly correct to say that if people take proper precautions, we should be able to vote without significant risk in November.

The fact that that is unlikely isn't what he's speaking to.  He's saying what he said with the given caveat that "if people take proper precautions".

Then he is a moron.


I hate that this is Trump Country as much as anyonw, but if speaking factually and in depth about a topic is now off the table because 1/3rd of Americans are a word banned on Fark, then we are farking done as a country.
 
2020-08-15 7:17:07 PM  
fark you Fack Check.   Want to retract something?  Delete that shiat.


We are farked.
 
2020-08-15 7:34:41 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/​2​020/aug/13/anthony-fauci-no-reason-why​-we-shouldnt-be-able-vo

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Fauci has rolled over for Trump.


what he said is true from a certain point off view.  The problem is that the qualifier that he stated for it to be safe is never gonna happen.  it's safe to send children to school if they keep seaprateion, don't take their masks off, etc etc, but again kids are kids, and the school districts do not have the funding nor facilities to meet the requirements , so let's send them to school anyways. # eyeroll #
 
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