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‘This Is So Confusing’: Shannon Bream Says New Guidance Is Forcing CDC To ‘Move...

Fox News host Shannon Bream said Friday that the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was forcing the organization to move the goalposts. Bream, who borrowed a mic from “The Five” cohost Jesse Watters when hers failed to work, said that confusing guidance from officials only made it more difficult…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show Trump Supporters Greeting Joe Biden When He Arrived...

An image shared on Facebook over 4,400 times allegedly shows supporters of former President Donald Trump greeting President Joe Biden when he visited Allentown, Pennsylvania, in July 2021. Verdict: Misleading The image shows Trump supporters greeting Biden in Dallas, Pennsylvania, in October 2020, not Allentown in July 2021. Fact Check: Biden visited the Allentown area on…

FACT CHECK: No, The Delta Variant Is Not The Common Cold

A post shared on Facebook claims the Delta variant is the common cold. Verdict: False The Delta variant is a strain of SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The SARS-CoV-2 virus is distinct from coronaviruses that cause the common cold, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fact Check: The Delta…

‘Arrogant, Selfish, Reckless’: Geraldo Rivera Says He Thinks Less Of Unvaccinated People

Geraldo Rivera said Wednesday that he thought “less” of those who had chosen not to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus. Rivera said on Fox News’ “The Five” that refusing to get vaccinated was “an arrogant, selfish, reckless act,” adding later in the show, “If you come into my grandchildren’s house and you’re not vaccinated,…

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump Tweet He Will ‘Personally Support’ William Ruto During Kenya’s...

An image shared on Facebook allegedly shows former President Donald Trump tweeting he will “personally support” Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto in Kenya’s 2022 general election. Screenshot/Facebook Verdict: False There is no record of Trump tweeting he will support Ruto in the upcoming Kenyan election. Both the tweet and Ruto’s reply have been fabricated. Fact Check:…

FACT CHECK: Did The CDC Say PCR Tests Do Not Distinguish Between COVID-19 And...

A post shared on Facebook claims the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests do not distinguish between COVID-19 and the flu. Verdict: False The CDC did not announce that PCR tests could not tell the difference between COVID-19 and the flu. The agency withdrew the emergency use authorization (EUA)…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show A ‘Spanish Dancer Jellyfish’?

An image shared on Facebook over 170 times allegedly shows a “Spanish dancing jellyfish found near the Tami Atoll in Papua New Guinea.” Facebook/Screenshot Verdict: False The image was created using computer software. It does not show a real species of jellyfish. Fact Check: The image shows an amorphous shape made of rings of red,…

‘Do Not Send One Thing’: Dana Perino Mocks Texas Democrats For Requesting Care Packages...

Fox News host Dana Perino mocked the fugitive Texas Democrats after a wishlist circulated on Twitter requesting care packages for them. Perino made the comment on Monday’s broadcast of “The Five,” arguing that those Democrats — who fled Texas to stop the passage of a Republican-led voting integrity measure — were already getting taxpayer funded…

FACT CHECK: Did Bill Gates Make This Statement About Eid al-Adha Animal Sacrifices?

An image shared on Facebook claims Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates made a particular statement decrying criticism of animal sacrifices performed for the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha. Verdict: False The statement has been misattributed to Gates. A version of the quote has circulated online for several years. Fact Check: Eid al-Adha, a major Islamic holiday, commemorates…

Pelosi Adds Adam Kinzinger To Jan. 6 Commission, Doubles Down On Ousting Jordan, Banks

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi added Republican Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger to her Jan. 6 commission. Pelosi told ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos that she planned to make the addition during a Sunday morning appearance on “This Week,” and within hours reports began circulating that he had been added. Pelosi also defended her decision to reject Republican…

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