Monday, Aug 15, 2022 - 09:11:41
14 results - (0.004 seconds)

what’s not true:

latest news at page 1:
1
    During Wednesday’s edition of his podcast, Joe Rogan denied that myocarditis – an inflammation of the heart muscle – is more commonly a side effect in children who have had Covid-19 than it is in children who have had the Covid-19 vaccine. He was immediately fact-checked by his guest Josh Szeps, who said the opposite is actually true. After not believing Szeps, Rogan had his producer look up the information to confirm. Szeps was correct. Here’s their exchange: ROGAN: For young boys in particular, there’s an adverse risk associated with the vaccine. There’s like a two- to fourfold increase in the instances of myocarditis versus hospitalization. SZEPS: You know that there’s an increased risk in myocarditis among that age cohort from getting Covid as well – which exceeds the risk of myocarditis from the vaccine. ROGAN: I don’t think that’s true. It don’t think it’s true. SZEPS: It is. ROGAN: No, no, no. I don’t think it’s true that there’s an increased risk of myocarditis from people catching Covid that are young, versus increased risk of myocarditis from the vaccine....
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) weighed in on the debate over making changes to the Electoral Count Act on Sunday, saying that any modifications that are passed "must fit the times." While appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Clyburn was asked by guest host Bret Baier whether or not Congress was deciding against changing the Electoral Count Act despite appearing to have enough votes. Clyburn stated that while Congress was willing to change the law, there was more that needed to be done. "We'll take that but that's not all we need to do," Clyburn said. "I also know that what is true today was not true then. And therefore, the kind of changes that we need to make the kind of modifications that need we need to make must fit the times." Lawmakers in the Capitol have begun floating around the idea of making changes to the Electoral Count Act of 1887, which dictates how Congress formally counts the Electoral College vote. The idea has already garnered some bipartisan support, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate Minority Whip Thune, close...
    Every so often, “sanctuaries” are very much in the news. We keep reading and hearing about them being forced to close down due to so many reasons – passage of tighter regulations (as in Ohio), financial shortfalls, escapes or injuries by their captive animals, failure to meet minimal U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) standards, and so on. But, did these places ever deserve to be called “sanctuaries” in the first place? The Difference Between a True Sanctuary and a False Establishment When substandard facilities use this word, it takes away from true sanctuaries that strive to provide the best for their animals, as we do here at The Wildcat Sanctuary. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service defines a “sanctuary” as a tax-exempt, non-profit entity that doesn’t engage in commercial trade in big cat species, including their offspring, parts, and products made from them.  Breeding big cats and allowing direct contact with them is prohibited. Minnesota, where The Wildcat Sanctuary is located, legally defines a “wildlife sanctuary” in similar terms, adding that a sanctuary provides lifetime care for the animals. Accreditation...
    Yes, it is true that they slither. It’s true that they lack arms and legs, at least in modern times. It’s true that they are stealthy hunters, skilled at slipping undetected into hidden spaces or waiting for hours to strike. It’s true that some have venom, and that some even have venom potent enough to kill a person. It’s even true that on rare occasions humans get bitten. But, snakes are amazing animals to have around because they perform vital services to their native ecosystems, not to mention the humans who have moved into their territories. At this point in the history of animal documentaries, it goes without saying that snakes aren’t hunting humans. It is widely recognized that even the big ones would rather run away than have a confrontation with a person. That’s not to say they aren’t scary sometimes. It’s not to say that we shouldn’t be cautious when encountering a snake, or any wild animal for that matter. But, now is the time to appreciate them for the magical and mythical creatures that they are. And,...
    See Clint Watts piece below for more WaPo: Republicans struggle to define a new governing coalition as Trump closes grip on party A new generation of Trumpist acolytes — such as Missouri attorney Mark McCloskey, who became famous for drawing a gun on Black Lives Matters protesters — have announced their intention to run for high office with a set of Trump issues that motivate them. McCloskey has announced plans to run for the Senate. The moves pose a threat to the party’s efforts to reclaim moderate, largely college-educated voters whom were turned off by Trump, while muddying the party’s efforts to shift the national focus to the less popular parts of Democratic policies. They also mark a continued repudiation of the orthodoxy that last restored Republicans to power and governed the party for two generations. Republican leaders have been alarmed by GOP-leaning voters moving away from the traditional conservative political conversation. Some even showed early support for parts of President Biden’s policy agenda, including another round of government checks for Americans, which Trump also supported, and plans for a massive infrastructure spending...
    We’ve said it many times, but we will say it again because it hasn’t stopped being true: the circus is NO fun for animals. From the perspective of the audience, these shows are magnificent spectacles that allow the general public to get close to wild, exotic animals. Not only is the circus one of the only times many people will see these animals in real life, but the animals are also trained to perform amazing tricks. To the untrained eye, this is pretty fantastic to observe. However, to the person who understands the horrors, these animals have had to endure in order to learn tricks and perform in the circus, these shows are displays of extreme animal abuse – set to music and fancy lighting. Yeah, not so pretty. Although many circus troupes would claim that their trainers care deeply for the animals they keep and adhere to the highest possible welfare standards; the lengthy track record of Animal Welfare Act violations kept by the USDA would tell another story. The fact remains, if a wild animal appears to...
    A comic strip about the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19 has managed to go viral and sow some doubts about its effectiveness and usefulness, although at the same time it contains exact statements such as that people who have received the immunization doses have to continue using a mask for the duration of the pandemic. Its content has been analyzed within the framework of the project # VACÚNAte que Damn.es and the Servimedia news agency develop against misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines with the support of Google Digital News Innovation. The cartoon represents a health care provider applying the vaccine to a patient while he asks her various questions: “Am I immune now?”, “Do I have to keep wearing a mask?”, “Do you know what you are injecting me with?” The problem is that some of the answers that are attributed to the sanitary in the comic strip are false or inaccurate. The cartoon about the coronavirus vaccine.AEGH For example, the health company assures the vaccinated that “you can still get it”, but does not specify until when. According to...
    Evan Peters on episode five of "WandaVision." Disney Plus/Marvel Studios Warning: There are major spoilers ahead for the "WandaVision" finale.  The episode finally revealed the true identity of Evan Peters' fake Pietro. He's a Westview resident named Ralph Bohner, who was previously mentioned but never seen. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. "WandaVision" finally revealed what's going on with Evan Peters' Pietro, and the answer is a major letdown. Fans had been curious about fake Pietro — Fietro, as Agatha Harkness called him — since his arrival at the end of episode five. Many were hoping that Peters' character was the same Quicksilver that the actor portrayed in the "X-Men" films. They also theorized that he could be the comic book villains Mephisto or Nightmare.  Evan Peters on "WandaVision." Marvel Studios But on the latest episode, it was revealed that this Pietro is actually the mysterious Ralph who Agatha had been referring to as her husband all season long. Ralph was never seen on the show, only ever mentioned by Agatha.  His full name is...
    MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace cut away from House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) floor remarks on Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) Thursday on her show “Deadline” saying, “what you are watching right now isn’t true.” From the House floor, McCarthy said, “The rushed impeachment threw without a sherd of due process just like today. Reducing this tool from the highest constitutional remedy to just another opportunity to fund raise and go on TV. Now they are declaring the majority has veto power over the minorities members selection for committee. We reviewed this with the parliamentarian. Never before in the history of this House has the majority abused its power in this way. Never in the entire history of this House have they ever abused the power in this way. But it is clear that Speaker Pelosi’s caucus think differently. They are blinded by partisanship and politics. It’s the American people who will suffer the most because of it. As far as the member in question, let me be very clear, Representative Greene’s past comments and posts as a private citizen do not...
    ATLANTA (CNN)Just days before the crucial Georgia runoffs that will determine control of the US Senate, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger delivered a strong message to Donald Trump as the President persists in attacking the Peach State's electoral process and the Republican leaders in charge of administering the system. "Respectfully, President Trump: What you're saying is not true. The truth will come out," Raffensperger tweeted. Raffensperger's comment was in response to a tweet Sunday morning by the President, in which Trump said he spoke to Raffensperger on the phone in an attempt to convince Raffensperger to look into unfounded conspiracy theories about the vote in November. According to Trump, Raffensperger refused to do so."I spoke to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger yesterday about Fulton County and voter fraud in Georgia. He was unwilling, or unable, to answer questions such as the 'ballots under table' scam, ballot destruction, out of state 'voters,' dead voters, and more. He has no clue!" Trump wrote.The Secretary of State's office told CNN that Raffensperger would have no additional comment on the conversation.Read MoreRaffensperger, a...
    Kristin Fisher and Dana Perino take a break to deliver actual news. Fox News finds itself in the interesting place of trying to perform a 24-hours-a-day paradox. During the day time, they’re pretending to be a normal, fact-driven news network, while during primetime and into the wee hours, they are the fact-free, rhetorically incendiary bigotry factory we have come to expect for the last couple of decades. Why they’re doing this is probably a mixture of reasons. One is that Rupert Murdoch likely does not like Donald Trump and wants to separate his American news interest from Trump and the potential legal fallout that will be coming about in the next few years. Another reason is that with the advent of OANN and other ultra-right-wing fake news spaces, Fox sees the need to distinguish its version of bogus ultra-conservative news vomit from the rest of the pack. Whatever the reason, during Thursday’s daytime hours, the Fox News machine decided to report honestly on what is arguably one of the most frighteningly reality-free press conferences we have seen during the Trump administration. Rudolph...
    Fox News White House correspondent Kristin Fisher reacted to Rudy Giuliani’s press conference alleging fraud in the 2020 election results on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Daily Briefing.” Fisher said, “Well, that was certainly a colorful news conference, but it was light on facts. So much of what he said was simply not true or has already been thrown out in court. He opened by making this really bold and baseless claim that a lot of this alleged inside voter fraud he is referring to all came from one centralized place. He called it a nationwide conspiracy, and yet he failed to provide any hard evidence to back up that one specific claim, especially when it cuts to the core of the democratic process.” She continued, “In Pennsylvania, Rudy Giuliani claimed fraud in Philadelphia, but he said in court, and I quote, ‘This is not a fraud case.’ So what he is saying in public — not under oath — is different from what he said in court. Moving on to Michigan, where the Trump campaign dropped final federal lawsuit just this morning after two Republican canvassers in Wayne...
    Fox News’ White House correspondent Kristin Fisher suggested Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was lying after Thursday’s press conference. Giuliani’s press conference addressed voter fraud allegations that President Donald Trump, his allies and the campaign made following the 2020 election. Among other comments, Giuliani said he obtained “at least ten” witnesses who witnessed fraud, though he added that most of the names cannot be revealed. “Well that was certainly a colorful news conference from Rudy Giuliani but it was light on facts,” Fisher said after the press conference. “So much of what he said was simply not true or has already been thrown out in court, and Giuliani, he opened by making this really bold and baseless claim that a lot of this alleged nationwide voter fraud that he is referring to all came from one centralized place.” “He called it a nationwide conspiracy. And yet he failed to provide any hard evidence to back up that one specific claim especially when you’re dealing with a claim that really cuts to the core of our democratic process,” she continued. WATCH: Fisher...
    CNBC’s Shepard Smith cut off President Donald Trump’s White House briefing to deliver an utterly scathing rebuke. Just before the top of the 7 p.m. ET hour Thursday, Smith broke in while the president was still delivering frantic remarks from the White House podium in which he falsely claimed Democrats are stealing the election, and made a series of wild, untrue claims. “We’re interrupting this because what the President of the United States is saying, in large part, is absolutely untrue,” Smith said. “And we’re not going to allow it to keep going. Because it’s not true.” One by one, Smith knocked down Trump claims, including, to name just a few; his accusations that pollsters intentionally skewed their numbers to suppress turnout, his boasting that there was a “red wave,” and his nebulous talk of “corruption.” “None of that is true,” Smith said, after spending five minutes systematically dismantling Trump’s claims. “Not one word.” Later in the broadcast, during an interview with Larry Sabato — director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics — Smith talked about...
1