There is very little that can be considered unbiased about PolitiFact, the fact-checking organization that claims to be completely unbiased. They’ve demonstrated time and again that they are left-leaning. Once they took two statements that were essentially the same and rated them differently when it was spoken by a Republican than when it was spoken by a Democrat.
This is why it’s such a big deal when the site sides with conservative perspectives on contentious issues. The latest one is the claim made by multiple conservative news outlets and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders that President Obama’s border patrol used tear gas an average of once per month.
They rated it “Mostly True.”
President Donald Trump’s administration is under scrutiny for using tear gas on migrants at the southwest border, a response that pictures show affected young children.
But the use of tear gas at the border isn’t unique to the Trump administration, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders argued. Under former President Barack Obama, she said, it was routine.
It is becoming increasingly typical for people on both sides of the political aisle to conveniently forget or outright ignore the sins of their own political heroes. No matter who confirms the actions of President Trump’s border patrol are similar to the actions of President Obama’s border patrol, the left will never believe it. They have President Obama on a pedestal so high that he’s untouchable in their eyes.
Hypocrisy is rampant on the left. Everyone other than the left knows it. But that won’t stop them from breathlessly condemning President Trump for doing the same things President Obama did. Why? Because Obama is their chosen one.