Journalism For Dummies: How to Fact-Check the President

The media is in a tizzy over Trump saying that more white people are killed by police than black people.

Here is video of the quote:

Having not watched the news in a long time, the first thing I was struck by was how Fake Serious this female reporter’s voice was. The news is even faker than I remembered.

“Why are African Americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country?” the intrepid, fact-seeking, and totally-without-agenda Reporter™ somberly asked.

Uh, is that a trick question? They’re “still” dying at the hands of law enforcement because they’re still committing crimes and still resisting arrest.

Is she serious here? Was some law passed while I wasn’t paying attention that made it illegal for police to ever, under any circumstances, use lethal force on a black person?

Anyway, Trump had a great response: “And so are white people. And so are white people. What a terrible question to ask. More white people [are killed by police], by the way.” 

Well that did it! The media–which is responsible for doing a lot of brainwashing, but don’t forget how many people who work in the media are actually brainwashed themselves–flipped out once they heard Trump utter such heresy.

You can see in the Reuters tweet they say, “Trump stated more white than Black people are killed at the hands of police in the U.S., without giving any evidence of the claim.”

Seems like you could pretty easily #FACT-CHECK™ him though, right, Reuters?

I mean it can’t be that hard to pull up this data, can it?

Same garbage from NY Times‘ star White House “reporter” Maggie Haberman:

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Could this Ace Reporter, who has 1.3 million followers on Twitter, not be bothered to run a simple fact-check? Or is her job to lie about Trump, rather than report the truth?

Same garbage from NY Post:

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The way these headlines are phrased makes it seem like Trump is lying. They don’t outright say he’s lying, but they definitely make it seem like it’s an opinion of his or some unfounded claim he’s making.

“Trump says more white people are killed by police than African Americans.”

They’re just expecting their NPC readers’ programmed minds to take over and do the rest from there. They’re expecting that most of their readers have been sufficiently brainwashed to the point where they automatically assume Trump is lying.

“WHAT? EVERYONE KNOWS BLACK PEOPLE ARE BEING SYSTEMATICALLY MURDERED BY THE POLICE! EVERYONE KNOWS WHITE PEOPLE HAVE WHITE PRIVILEGE! ERROR!”

The media is just so sleazy. Really just terrible, dishonest and malicious people. Weasels down to the last man.

Why couldn’t they run a simple fact check on the President’s claims? It’s not that difficult to do. In fact, I will now host a free online seminar for How to Do Journalism:

  1. Go to your Google search bar, or whichever search engine you use
  2. Type in “washington post police shooting database”
  3. Click on the one that says “Police Shootings Database 2015-2020”. It looks like this:Screen Shot 2020-07-15 at 9.13.13 AM.png
  4. Scroll down past the article to the database
  5. Hover your mouse cursor over “Race” and see that 2,499 white people have been killed by police since 2015 compared to 1,301 black people.

And that’s how you Do Journalism, folks. Thanks to a fantastic little invention called the World Wide Web, anyone–even you!–can fact check the President in 30 seconds flat!

Isn’t that something?

Turns out that 24% of people killed by police since 2015 were black, while 46% were white, 17% Hispanic:

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Of course, now you know why the media didn’t fact-check the President.

They don’t want you know this.

Because that won’t help them stoke black rage, start a race war and destroy the United States of America.

1 thought on “Journalism For Dummies: How to Fact-Check the President”

  1. Even if they did acknowledge that more whites were killed in the past however many years, they’d have to compare that to per capita. Trump should go even further and point out black on white crime stats.

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