Who’s fact-checking the fact-checkers as they explain away Biden lies?

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Mainstream media fact-checkers have seemingly come out against fact-checking now that President Joe Biden is in office instead of former President Donald Trump.

Case in point: During a creepy CNN host town hall Wednesday, Biden explicitly said he “didn’t have” any vaccines available from the Trump administration when he stepped into office.

It’s one thing to have the vaccine, which we didn’t have when we came into office, but a vaccinator, how do you get the vaccine into someone’s arm? What we did, we got into office and found out the supply, there was no backlog, I mean, there was nothing in the refrigerator, figuratively and literally speaking,” he said.

The statement was a lie. Not only were multiple vaccines been completed by the time Biden took office, but over a million vaccines were being distributed daily.

Listen:

In response to this lie, so-called fact-checkers with The Washington Post and CNN rushed to play defense for the president.

Look:

Perhaps the president’s statement had indeed been just a gaffe. But does it matter? Wasn’t what he said ultimately wrong, period? So shouldn’t that be highlighted to the public so ensure there are no misunderstandings?

Yet as of Wednesday morning, neither CNN nor The Washington Post had published a formal fact-check disputing — or at least adding “context” — to Biden’s claim.

It was almost as if they don’t care. Either that or they’re only interested in acting “as the full-on propaganda wing for Joe Biden,” as noted by Ben Shapiro.

See more scathing responses below (*Language warning):

Their point is that such leniency and grace was never once offered to former President Trump. Yet leniency is continually being granted to the Biden administration.

For instance, over the weekend Vice President Kamala Harris told Axios that “there was no national strategy or plan for [COVID] vaccinations” when she and Biden stepped into office and that they were “starting from scratch.”

This was a bald-faced lie. But was it fact-checked by Axios?

No:

But it’s even worse than that. Axios did originally fact-check Harris in a tweet. However, that tweet was deleted and replaced with the one above without any explanation:

Note that the Axios reporter who covers Harris, Alexi McCammond, has been dating just-resigned White House deputy press secretary T.J. Ducklo.

Instead of granting Trump leniency, media fact-checkers always tore into him. And even now with him gone, they continue to maintain the same pattern whenever “fact-checking” anyone to the right of Karl Marx.

Earlier this month, Shapiro’s outlet, The Daily Wire, accurately reported that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hadn’t been inside the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6th riot. Snopes fact-checked that as “misleading,” despite admitting in its own fact-check that the congresswoman had indeed not been in the Capitol building at the time.

The stunning fact-check led Shapiro to sum up how media “fact-checks” really work:

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