It was some time ago, but a lot of people appear not to have noticed.
FactCheck.org, the group at the University of Pennsylvania that checks the accuracy of political ads and political statements, made a disclosure of its political leanings — in a post way back in 2009.
President Reagan, in 1981, spent all or part of 42 days away from the White House “on vacation” at his home in Santa Barbara, Calif, according to Knoller. President Reagan and his wife, Nancy, also spent three or four days around New Year’s Day each year in Palm Springs, Calif., at the home of philanthropist Walter Annenberg. (In 1993 the late Mr. Annenberg founded the nonpartisan Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, which is FactCheck.org’s parent organization.)
So there you have it, in FactCheck’s own words — they’re connected to Ronald Reagan through Walter Annenberg.
So, the next time someone tells you FactCheck.org is founded and run by “libruls,” send ’em here to see the real photographic evidence.
- Here’s a “conservative” organization who generally claims FactCheck is not accurate: FactCheck.org Hits Obama Campaign for ‘Inflated’ Jobs Claims (by Over 4 Million) (newsbusters.org)
- FactCheck.org weighs in: Planned Parenthood does not perform mammograms (lifesitenews.com)
- Fact Check: Is Lockheed Martin going to lay off 123,000 workers right before Christmas because of Obama’s defense cuts? (jacksonville.com)
- Here’s the usual “conservative” claim, that FactCheck is biased to the left: FactCheck.org is Sponsored by Decidedly LEFTIST Organization: ANNENBERG Public Policy Foundation (gloucestercitynews.net)
- Just the facts about … fact-checking (cbsnews.com)
- Fact checking: The Atlantic introduces ‘trend checking’ (nextlevelofnews.com)
- “Death to the Fact Check,” at the first casuality
- Photos of Annenbergs and Reagans partying across the Reagan administration years
- Walter Annenberg’s obituary in the New York Times, October 2, 2002