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NextImg:LOL: Fact checking the fact checker - Glenn Kessler gets utterly owned by Twitter Community Notes

WaPo’s fact checker ‘since 2011’, Glenn Kessler, released a fact check titled ‘The incendiary claim that George Soros funds Alvin Bragg’. The problem for Kessler is that the claim is undeniably true, and he got hilariously fact checked so hard by Twitter’s Community Notes that Twitter users were rolling with laughter.

Let’s allow all you tweeters to do what you do best: break this one down for us.

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First, there is the direct claim that Soros didn’t really fund Bragg’s campaign.

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Soros donated $1 million to a PAC and they donated to Bragg’s campaign. In every other discussion of political funding by big-money donors, EVER, this would be considered ‘funding his campaign’. Not so, when George Soros is the donor, because the Left believes they can shield those criticisms behind garbage smears of antisemitism (more on that later).

‘John got paid today.

He gave his wife, Jane, $40 to buy pizza and drinks for them and their children.

Jane went and bought the pizza.

John did not fund the pizza. Jane did.’ – Glenn Kessler fact check

We apologize for the grade school math class word problem flashbacks.

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For those who might not know, Community Notes are Twitter’s independent fact-checking mechanism, by which users can comment on a tweet, adding sources and context to point out wrong information. Most importantly, Community Notes must be voted on by other Community Notes contributors, who represent various viewpoints, before they are displayed to the public.

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It really is delicious. LOL.

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There really is very little point in independent fact checkers on Twitter. A single person, like Kessler, brings his own biases to the process of vetting stories. Community Notes contributors do as well, but they have to check them and make a strong argument or the note will not be rated high enough to be displayed.

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Enjoy those Pinocchios, Glen.

But wait … there’s more!

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Kessler, obviously reeling from the virtual ratio beating he’s been taking, doubled down and blamed the Community Note entry on ‘Twitter trolls’.

LOLOLOL!

We have access to Community Notes, so we can tell you he’s getting fact checked on this tweet too! LOL.

Keep in mind what we’ve told you about how Community Notes work. Notes from trolls do not get displayed. If enough people in the community decide the note is accurate, it will receive enough positive ratings to be displayed. All we can tell you is that it is accurate:

A Community Note correcting a tweet from Glenn Kessler

They did, by the way, spend about half of the money on Bragg’s campaign.

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It’s. So. Beautiful. Ha!

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This is hardly a secret, Mr. Kessler.

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Yeah, it must be like that.

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Oh, yes, back to that ‘incendiary’ nonsense. What Kessler means is that nobody is allowed to point out that a rich and powerful progressive funds progressive Democrats if that person is George Soros, because Soros is Jewish.

The Left has been pushing the ‘criticizing Soros is antisemitic’ canard again for weeks. Kessler pulls the same stunt in this piece. It’s what you do when the facts aren’t on your side – you smear your opponents.

Leftists be like:

Republicans only care about tax cuts for billionaires! Screw the billionaires!

Billionaire CEOs make 400 times what the average worker makes! Screw the billionaires!

Billionaire Elon Musk is destroying democracy by taking over Twitter! Screw the billionaires!

Billionaire George Soros is funding progressive political campaigns! Hey! You can’t say that, you antisemite!

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Billionaire weighs in. LOL.

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How convenient, indeed.

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Top notch, we’d say.

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Haha! Pack it up, Alvin Bragg. Case closed.

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Water carrying is probably excellent exercise, to be fair.

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Bringing out one of the classics. We love it!

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Yes it is. So good.

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Glenn Kessler fact checking himself out of a fact checking job would be the funniest thing ever.

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We wouldn’t want him to lose it.


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