The Morning Briefing: MSM Fact Checkers Are Past-Eating Idiots, Exhibit A
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Happy Friday, dear Kruiser Morning Briefing friends. Jerrold often becomes a Milli Vanilli apologist when he hits the Grand Marnier with nothing in his stomach.
One of the more maddening and bizarre aspects of what we’ve endured the last couple of years has been watching the enemies of the people in the mainstream media assert themselves as the arbiters of what is and is not true. They’ve been able to do that because the leftists who empower them are an unquestioning hive mind.
The Democrats’ flying monkeys in the mainstream media don’t know the truth, they only know propaganda.
That’s why the idea that they could employ and deploy fact checkers is beyond ludicrous.
In a sane world, the presumption would be that a real fact checker would possess some knowledge that could be applied to his or her craft. We’re talking about 21st-century corruptocrat media, however, so one would be wrong.
One of the more prominent fact checkers really stepped in it yesterday. Paula wrote about it:
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s intrepid “fact” checker, must have been salivating over his plan to “own the cons” when he retweeted Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ claim that “there’s no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks.” Abrams (D-Tinfoil Hat) claimed that a fetal heartbeat is just a Grand Plot by men to “take control of a woman’s body.”
Kessler weighed in with, “FWIW, ‘fetal heartbeat’ is a misnomer. The ultrasound picks up electrical activity generated by an embryo.”
“The so-called ‘heartbeat’ sound you hear is created by the ultrasound,” he added. “Not until 10 weeks can the opening and closing of cardiac valves be detected by a Doppler machine.”
Apparently, a memo went out on the Left this week with the new pro-abortion talking point to justify the murder of unborn children. Dr. Stacey Abrams, M.D., and Kessler wasted no time running to Twitter to shout the New Abortion Narrative.
Not only was Kessler wrong, he was spectacularly wrong. Almost immediately after he shared his “wisdom” he began being taken apart on Twitter by people who actually know what they are talking about. Chief among them was Pradheep Shanker, who is a physician. More from Paula:
He said the NPR article Kessler cited was wrong. “Ultrasound only detects density and motion. It cannot detect any electrical activity at all. This is a scientific fact,” Shanker declared. “It is true that the valves in the heart develop later. However, the cardiac muscles that are located in the embryological heart are contracting. They are in fact moving inward and outward. That is how you define a beat.”
Reiterating: Kessler is the designated fact checker for the newspaper of record in the nation’s capital.
Kessler is employed by a biased leftist news organization. The fact that he cited another biased leftist news organization to back up his moronic assertion shows how pathetically incestuous the MSM is.
There is absolutely no one employed by any mainstream media news organization who is qualified to check facts on anything. They are all a toxic combination of stupidity and blind obedience to an ideology that seeks to destroy the United States of America.
Thankfully, they can’t get away with it as easily as they used to.
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This is from Sue:
Thursday’s opening paragraph about Marigold’s dark time when she didn’t live near a Trader Joe’s made me laugh-out-loud. That could be my neighbors and co-workers. I remember vividly when Trader Joe’s first came to this area how people were ecstatic. To this day it is always packed with people.
I did go in to see what all of the fuss is about, and I still don’t see the reason….
I always take a few minutes of my morning to read the briefing. I leave better informed and in a better mood. Keep up the great work!!!
Cheap but good booze is the reason, Sue. I’m sad you didn’t get to find that out. A long, long time ago when I was married, my then-sister-in-law would bring an empty suitcase whenever she visited us in Los Angeles just to fill with Trader Joe’s stuff to take home. She travels lighter now that her life is blessed with one in her area. Namaste.
Hello, dear Kruiser,
I was laughing so hard when I read a sentence you wrote, but I misread one of the words.
You wrote: “Biden may not actually be on the ballot this year, but his underwater agenda is.”
I read: “Biden may not actually be on the ballot this year, but his underwear agenda is.”
Lol! You rock and I really look forward to your Morning Briefing each day. (Oh! Now even the ‘briefing’ takes on new and hilarious meaning! ) LOL!
You know, “underwear agenda” is probably more apropos, for a variety of reasons. I came up with a few more things but this is a family (sort of) newsletter. Please keep misreading words. That’s where the magic can happen.
This is from Doug:
The rumor is that, on Biden’s suggestion, Donald Trump is adding an F-15 to his fleet of planes.
He has ordered it equipped with the dreaded 9mm Lungbusters.
I keep searching eBay for an F-15; all I can find are old video games and essential oils.
We’ll wrap up with part of an absolutely fantastic email from Kurt:
I Need your Advice Dear Kruiser,
I am far from a fashion expert. It is all over townhall that you are just the man who gets fashion. OK… What gives with Democrat women(birthers, whatever!!!) wearing the most Pro-Commie, Uni-sex and Uni-pronoun, polyester twill pants suits made this side of Viet Nam? (Giddy Kammy, Grandma Mao Jackets, Chief “hold my beer” Poco-hauntus, Senator Pineboxsteen, etc.) Now, my wife (she is way more competent than me in the ways of fashion) always said that the “PANTS-on-the-ground” fashion representative of perpetual “G” look would die within 10 years. She was right, it has mostly gone the way of a Moderna beta1 vaccine… but it did take 25 and not 10 years in Ohio to eradicate. Kruiser, I have some advice for Der Komisar Kamala, try putting a dress on, you know maybe a flower print or a subtle pinstripe.
The world began heading toward a dark and chaotic place when women started wearing pants. People always talk about getting a time machine and going back to kill baby Hitler. If I ever get my hands on one I’m going back to throttle the first guy who just shrugged when a woman showed up in trousers.
Thank you for keeping in touch via the mailbag. You complete me.
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