The left-wing fact check industrial complex exists to police the reach of conservative media on socials. It assigns fake ‘fact-checks’ written by the lowest dregs of journalists to nitpick things that often aren’t relevant or material facts to the central claims in a story.
PolitiFact’s Sara Swann, fake news aficionado
Less than two weeks ago, Sara Swann from PolitiFact wrote a ‘fact check’ where she rated the Gateway Pundit’s reporting on the Muskegon Vote Fraud discovery, as a “false” story. So now we are going to fact-check Sara’s fact-check with actual facts, and show not only why Sara Swann is wrong in her conclusion, but flawed in her analysis, and overall just an awful novice reporter.
Here is a summary of Sara Swann’s complaints in Politifact about the TGP Story:
The story is from 2020 and is old, which is a complaint Bridge Magazine made in their coverage
The case was referred to the FBI in October 2020
The police report does not say that ‘suspected irregularities’ are ‘evidence of election fraud’
Let’s address these three main complaints by Sara Swann and PolitiFact:
IS THE STORY FROM 2020?
Local Michigan media ran this single story on October 31 2020 saying that there were ‘irregularities’ as reported by Clerk Meisch. When the Gateway Pundit exclusively reported the police report nearly three years later, the focus was not on the fact that the fraud happened in 2020, it was that The Gateway Pundit and our sources now had proof of this major election fraud operation. We now had a copy of the police report and the explosive facts of the investigation were finally exposed and in print.
No one knew that the Muskegon Police had conducted a thorough investigation into the claims by Muskegon Clerk Meisch and had revealed a campaign vendor to the Biden Campaign before our reporting.
The news in 2020 was an oddity and a fluke. By the facts, as revealed in 2023, the report revealed an investigation that should have resulted in indictments and prosecutions. By complaining about the age of the story, PolitiFact is trying to minimize, mitigate, and deflect from the story. Instead of focusing on the content of the police report, which is the story in 2023, they focus on the allegation by Clerk Meisch instead.
This is an entirely dishonest narrative frame by PolitiFact.
WAS THE CASE REFERRED TO THE FBI IN OCTOBER 2020?
Here is what PolitiFact says: “In late October 2020, this investigation was referred to the FBI because GBI Strategies was operating in multiple states.”
Nowhere has the reason for the referral to the FBI been explained. PolitiFact is inventing facts for the story when they claim it was referred because GBI was operating in multiple states. The motive for referring the case to the FBI is not clear.
In August 2023 after the reporting by the Gateway Pundit, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced she is referring the case to the FBI. The reason for the referral was never cited as because GBI was ‘operating in multiple states.’ The Muskegon Police have said that the FBI is not responding to them.
DOES THE POLICE REPORT SUGGEST OR STATE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF ELECTION FRAUD?
Here’s the summary of the PolitiFact position:
Here’s what the Muskegon Police Report actually says in the last paragraph of the police report as the Muskegon Police are asking for a search warrant, explaining to a judge that they have probable cause that a crime has been committed:
This is the end of the police report we have available. It made clear that the Muskegon Police were obtaining search warrants issued to pursue the crime of Election Law Forgery.
What PolitiFact is doing is trying to claim they know the conclusions of the police, that they know what the investigation revealed.
Yet we have no idea what the investigation revealed because it was taken over by the Michigan State Police controlled by far-left zealot Dana Nessel, and the corrupt FBI, controlled by Crooked Chris Wray and Joe Biden.
The ‘investigation’ has been ongoing for three years with no developments, and even the Muskegon Police complain they can’t get updates on the case.
PolitiFact is LYING when it says the Police Report offers conclusions. The police report offers no CONCLUSIONS because it is clear that the investigation is ongoing.
The investigation was then taken over by the FBI who have done nothing but cover up the case since then.
MAJOR MISTAKES SWANN/POLITIFACT MAKES:
She misstates the number of fraudulent ballots received.
She tries to gaslight readers into thinking the investigation is concluded, when it is not.
She tries to cite to ‘conclusions’ in the police report that do not exist, and in fact, are directly contradicted by the police report.
She invents reasons as to why the Muskegon case was referred to the FBI, and is not clear when the case was initially referred.
She misspells the main subject’s name: Ann Meisch, the clerk of the City of Muskegon.
It asks the government if the government committed a crime. And then when it predictably says ‘no’ – they treat this as proof that nothing happened. At TGP FactCheck, we call this the “government genuflect” where the reporter is not only not skeptical of what lies they are being told by the government, but they willingly use government lies in order to cover-up the truth that another media outlet is courageously reporting.
Imagine if the Washington Post had merely asked Nixon if Watergate was not true, and when he said it was false, they rated all the reporting on Watergate ‘false’ as a result: after all, the government said there was nothing wrong!
Asking the Government if it’s committing a crime.
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