It only took a mere few moments for the internet to light up liberal media with spin (fact checking) to prop up Hillary’s debate performance. Not that it needed it, though. Lester Holt certainly gave Hillary plenty of time and prompting to give her every advantage possible.
Reporters for The New York Times fact-checked statements made by Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton during the first presidential debate. (Here’s how we analyzed it live, and the highlights.)
Foreign Policy and National Security
Mr. Trump said Mrs. Clinton had been “fighting ISIS your entire adult life.” In reality, the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, began as an Al Qaeda affiliate that sprang up in Iraq as the Sunni insurgency amid the power vacuum created by the 2003 American invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein’s government in 2003. It was largely defeated and pushed into Syria during the Obama administration’s first term, when Clinton was secretary of state. It eventually split from the original Al Qaeda and rebranded itself as ISIS, sweeping back into Iraq in 2014, when she was out of office.
Breitbart best coined the event as a “FACT WRECK” as they actually fact checked the fact checkers.
10:20 p.m. EDT: 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 everything that conservatives allege about mainstream media moderators, NBC News, and “fact-checking.”
10:07 p.m. EDT: The self-proclaimed fact-checkers join moderator Lester Holt and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for a real-time demonstration of how so-called “fact-checking” is really a guise for deliberate political attacks.
A more detailed transcript is at Breitbart.
You will never get the straight scoop from left wing media. In the end, the debate was conducted shoddily by the moderator, Holt. Very little substance on policy was questioned, and a lot of mudslinging was encouraged. How do you fact check mudslinging?