Fact Check 1st Debate
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From the CenterReality Check: First Clinton v Trump presidential debate
The first televised presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a bonanza for fact checkers. Here are some of the candidates' statements and how they compare with the facts.
From the LeftFact-checking the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate
In the first debate between presidential contenders Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Trump repeatedly relied on troublesome and false facts that have been debunked throughout the campaign. Clinton stretched the truth on occasion, such as when she tried to wiggle out of her 2012 praise of the Trans Pacific Partnership as a “gold standard.” But her misstatements paled in comparison to the list of Trump’s exaggerations and falsehoods.
From the RightFact Wreck: Fact-Checking the Fact-Checkers at First Debate
Lester Holt bows to the Clinton campaign, and tries to “fact-check” Trump on his support for (or opposition to) the Iraq War.
It happens thus: Holt introduces, matter-of-factly, the premise that Trump supported the Iraq War. Trump pushes back, calling it “mainstream media nonsense.” Trump burns two minutes explaining how he did not support the war, citing Howard Stern and Sean Hannity.
At the end, Holt repeats the allegation again anyway. This is what the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media wanted him to do.
In one gesture, Holt proves...
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