Reuters ‘fact-checkers’ run interference for Kamala Harris, say laughter in Poland ‘taken out of context’

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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.

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.

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:


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