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Ever notice that corporate media fact checks almost always arrive at the same place when a Democrat is under scrutiny?
Case in point: The Reuters fact-check team evaluated an awkward moment at a March 10 press conference hosted by Vice President Kamala Harris and Poland’s President Andrzej Duda.
According to Reuters, the verdict is in: “Missing context,” with the news agency implying that what occurred was only a matter of temporary levity.
A clip taken out of context on social media actually shows U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Polish President Andrzej Duda laughing briefly at confusion over who should answer a question first between translations https://t.co/n7O3X5DNgt pic.twitter.com/lWQB0svMyf
— Reuters Fact Check (@ReutersFacts) March 15, 2022
With her signature cackle, the often-unprepared Harris appeared flustered, however, when a reporter asked her if the U.S. was planning to accept refugees from war-torn Ukraine.
As alluded to above, Reuters claims that the “cropped video” was taken out of context.
“It is clear from viewing the longer video in context that Harris and Duda laughed at the awkwardness of not knowing who should speak first. There is no evidence that Harris was laughing at the refugees or the crisis in Ukraine,” the news outlet asserted on Tuesday.
Left-leaning PolitiFact unsurprisingly came to the equivalent conclusion: “Harris laughed during the press conference, but in reference to whether she or Duda would speak first amidst simultaneous translations. Duda also laughed. The full context makes clear they were not laughing at the situation in Ukraine or offering assistance.”
Last week, Sonny Hostin, one of the liberal ladies on “The View,” insisted that any criticism of Harris’ expression of mirth in response to the refugee question was racist and misogynistic.
The View’s Sunny Hostin says criticism of VP Harris’ humiliating Poland presser is ‘based in racism’ https://t.co/HCsI2Xyqqv
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) March 13, 2022
Poland has accepted one million-plus refugees from war-torn Ukraine. According to a separate Reuters report, the Biden administration (which has thrown open the U.S. southern border to an estimated two million illegal aliens and has also flown in thousands of Afghan evacuees after the botched troop withdrawal) “has only admitted several hundred Ukrainian refugees so far.”
“U.S. President Joe Biden and his top officials have said the United States stands ready to accept refugees if needed, but the administration has repeatedly signaled that Europe should be the primary destination for Ukrainians,” Reuters added under the heading of “Explainer,” which may or may not be equivalent to a fact check.
Later in her European diplomatic tour, Harris had one or more miscues during a presser with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis.
The Reuters fact check about the Harris hilarity appears to be leaving many social media users unconvinced:
Thanks for this. When I saw with my own eyes that Harris was unprepared for the question and tried to laugh it off with a nonsensical comment, I was embarrassed.
Now that you’ve determined my own eyes to have deceived me, I feel much better…
— T.J. (@Saluki_Dawg) March 15, 2022
I’ve watched that clip many times. It’s unfortunate that she laughed but why do you say it’s taken out of context? Do you feel you must spin everything to make your party look good?
— Jeffrey Winaker (@JeffreyWinaker) March 16, 2022
How can I apply to be a fact-checker and just pick and choose my narrative for everything as fact 🤣
— Hottkickz (@Hottkickz) March 15, 2022
As you are trying to defend the indefensible, you’re just making matters worse. She cackled like she always does, and since she lives in a different planet, she was oblivious to the fact the optics were, again, awful. This time at the international level.
— Seeking (@stillmind2) March 15, 2022
Nothing was out of context. She’s in over her head and everyone, especially every world leader is fully cognizant of that fact.
She is the sole reason they’ve yet to invoke the 25th.
— Ace (@Ace09095754) March 15, 2022
No, stop this shilling 💩 for Democrats. I viewed it live. She laughed attempting to “squirrel”. She’s embarassing to the US.
— Rick (@Rick66773565) March 15, 2022
WTF? Now the fact checkers are telling us we didn’t see what we saw with our own eyes.
I watched the entire debacle. A reporter asked a question. KH laughed inappropriately, as usual, made a lame joke, then laughed some more at her own joke. Nothing was taken out of context.
— Steve Tobak (@SteveTobak) March 16, 2022
Not mistepresented. Harris laughed when asked a question about Poland, and it was an uncomfortable moment. She didn’t answer the question. She just laughed in a weird way. Everyone was astonished. Sorry, Reuters, we saw that terrible moment LIVE. There’s a fact check for you. 🤔
— A&E TODAY NEWS (@ceoaetnews) March 16, 2022
Its funny they quick to fact check, talkn about it was taken outta context; but I wondered as well wtf was so funny about the refugees question from a reporter
— Internatltravelgurl77 (@IMBoutDaTLyf3) March 15, 2022
Yes neither one knew who should answer first. But it was still awkward. I really like the way you are so careful to make sure everyone gets it the way you think it should be. Did you give Trump the same consideration? “Good people on both sides” 🙄
— DeeBee (@Dee_Bee63) March 16, 2022
Believe us, not what you can see on video with your own eyes
And you thought The Ministry of Truth was just fiction
— Zugly747 (@zugly747) March 15, 2022
Good lift pic.twitter.com/qkt0IqSj9Y
— Ron Coleman (@RonColeman) March 16, 2022
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