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USA Today ‘Fact Check’ Accuses Gold Star Parents Of Lying, Then Issues Massive Correction

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USA Today 'Fact Check' Accuses Gold Star Parents Of Lying, Then Issues Massive Correction

Biden checks watch during ‘dignified transfer ceremony’ to honor fallen cervicemembers

Originally published on ZeroHedge.

After several Gold Star parents of servicemembers slain in last month’s Kabul airport bombing claimed that President Biden checked his watch several times during a ceremony to honor them, USA Today ‘fact checker’ Daniel Funke wasted no time refuting their eyewitness accounts – essentially accusing them of lying.

i watched you disrespect us all 5 different times by checking your watch!!!,” wrote Gold Star mother, Shana Chappell (whose Facebook and Instagram accounts were ‘incorrectly deleted’ after she posted, and have since been restored).

Another Gold Star parent, Darin Hoover, said Biden looked down at his watch 13 times.

“I actually leaned into my son’s mother’s ear and said ‘I swear to God, if he checks his watch one more time…’ I found it to be the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen,” Hoover told Fox News.

Yet, USA Today’s Funke wrote that the claims were “partly false” because Biden checked his watch “only after” the ceremony – not during.

USA Today 'Fact Check' Accuses Gold Star Parents Of Lying, Then Issues Massive Correction

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Except…

The following day, the paper issued a massive correction:

Corrections & Clarifications: This story was updated Sept. 2 to note that Biden checked his watch multiple times at the dignified transfer event, including during the ceremony itself. The rating on this claim has been changed from partly false to missing context.

In a Wednesday tweet, Funke said “I regret the error.”

In a subsequent tweet, he said “It’s easy to dunk on journalists when we get things wrong. I get it – to many, we’re just another name on a screen. But behind that screen is a person trying to do their best.

Clearly Funke is the victim here.

In a subsequent tweet, he said “It’s easy to dunk on journalists when we get things wrong. I get it – to many, we’re just another name on a screen. But behind that screen is a person trying to do their best.”

Clearly Funke is the victim here.

(h/t Jim Treacher)

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GhengisKhan

Daniel Funcke looks like the worst kind of transparent MSM apologist-bitch. Just like Julien Ropke, the eternal ME war advocate-bitch, in German MSM. These types are all ‘befriended’ by CIA assets during their college or junior cadet-ship years, and brought ideologically ‘on-message’, either by overt influencing for the easily manipulated, or fast track promotion for the more cynical and ambitious. Media insiders in both US and EU have exposed this carry on in recent years.

Last edited 16 days ago by GhengisKhan
Phoron

The journalist cries out in pain as he “fact checks” you

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

Got it, how dare the world force him to make mistakes, it owes him an apology.

RaptarDriver

What the Fark?

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