Fact-Checkers Falsely Claim They Are Fact-Checkers
Defending the ruling regime in Washington is a tough job with a lot of moving parts. To keep everyone on message and to make sure that only the regime’s message is the controlling one in the public square, you need committed politicians, woke multinational corporations, corporate media, and devoutly loyal followers who will echo that message far and wide.
Not all of these echo chambers are created equal. For example, in the corporate media, some get to host to the fancy nighttime cable shows and make massive salaries while others have to handle the less glamorous and talent-demanding work, like pumping out endless “fact checks.”
These lower-level operatives serve their purpose in service of the regime, however. They supply the committed masses with clickbait that can be amplified by those eager to believe that the regime’s message is not only preferable but is the absolute and only truth. They exist to make us believe that to be on the side of the regime’s message is to be on the side of the facts.
One advantage the current regime has is a seemingly endless supply of individuals and outfits dedicated to churning out “fact checks” of those who question the regime’s message. In fact, it has so many fact-checkers and people to fact-check now, some outfits like PolitiFact have resorted to fact-checking random Facebook posts by nonpublic figures.