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Fact Check: Media claims that Trump is anti-immigrant

This morning on ABC’s This Week, Univision‘s Jorge Ramos once again claimed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called all Mexicans “rapists.” It’s a theme often forwarded by opinion reporters, as well as supposedly unbiased journalists. Other common narratives include that Trump is “racist,” “anti-immigrant,” “anti-Muslim,” “anti-Hispanic,” and “anti-Mexican.” For his part, Trump claims to be pro-immigration and says […]

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Fact Check: Negative Reviews of “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is the based-on-a-true-story film about the Sept. 11, 2012 Islamic extremist terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya. It’s not a comprehensive tale: it sticks primarily to the personal stories as told by three CIA operators who heroically helped fight off the attackers as dozens of […]

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Fact Check: The Washington Post on Sen. Graham’s Military Service

The Washington Post published a lengthy article in which the premise appears to be that Republican presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a recently retired Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, is a military lightweight who never did much real service, didn’t deserve his promotions, received favor for his congressional position and traded […]

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Fact Check: The Washington Post on Donald Trump and John McCain

[Above image: Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference] Donald Trump appears to have gotten under the skin of not only Democrats, but also fellow Republicans and the news media. Has that subjected Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, to unfair and/or inaccurate reporting? An article in the Washington Post today […]

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Fact Check: Slate.com Vaccines-Autism Claims

A recent Slate.com article took on Google’s decision to develop new search engine algorithms to filter out what it views as “inaccurate” websites. The authors are David Weinberger, a senior researcher at Harvard’s Berkman Center, and Dan Gillmor of  Arizona State University and author of Mediactive. The authors chose to begin their article using the example of the vaccine-autism controversy. […]

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Fact Check: False Reports Claiming Calif. Measles Outbreak “Killed Children”

Recent reporting has implied or stated that the California measles outbreak resulted in many deaths. Further, many reports and blogs have implied there have been many U.S. measles deaths in recent years. One notable example is an article published in Examiner.com by Paul Hamaker who is described as a “chemist and mathematician” (and also is referred […]

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