Kamala Harris top 5 LIES at the Debate

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ABC News only fact checked VP Pence, what does that tell you.?




Kamala Harris’ 5 Biggest False, Misleading Statements From The Debate | The Daily Wire

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Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), rated the most far-left senator last year, made numerous false or misleading statements during the debate last night against Vice President Mike Pence.

The 90-minute debate in Salt Lake City came after President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden squared off in their first debate last week. The debate between Pence and Harris was significantly more civil with fewer interruptions from both candidates and less interference from the moderator.


Many of the “fact-checks” that were published after the debate focused almost exclusively on comments that Pence made and most ignored comments that Harris made. For example, ABC News published a fact-check report that evaluated 12 statements made by Pence, but only one statement made by Harris. CBS News evaluated six statements made by Pence and only three made by Harris. Other fact checks that were available online were done in a similar way.

However, Harris made dozens of false or misleading statements during the debate—the Trump campaign, for example, counted at least 24.


The following are five false or misleading statements that were made by Harris during the debate:


1. HARRIS: The president said [coronavirus] was a hoax.

This is is not true and it has repeatedly been debunked by The Washington Post, The Associated Press, CNN, PolitiFact, FactCheck.org, and Check Your Fact.


2. HARRIS: “The American people know that Joe Biden will not ban fracking. That is a fact. That is a fact.”

Biden, and Harris, have both repeatedly expressed support for getting rid of fracking. Biden has said that there would be “no” place in his administration for fossil fuels in his administration and he would make sure they are “eliminated.” Biden also is on video saying, “I guarantee you we’re going to end fossil fuels.”

Harris, on the other hand, said during a CNN town hall that “there’s no question I’m in favor of banning fracking.”


3. HARRIS: “Joe Biden is the one who, during the Great Recession, was responsible for the Recovery Act that brought America back. And now, the Trump-Pence Administration wants to take credit when they rode the coattails of Joe Biden’s success for the economy that they had at the beginning of their term. Of course, now the economy is a complete disaster, but Joe Biden on the one hand did that. On the other hand, you have Donald Trump who has reigned over a recession that is being compared to the Great Depression.”


It is true that the economy was generally trending the right way under the Obama administration after the administration had the slowest economic recovery since World War II. However, when Biden claimed in the first debate that the Obama administration left the Trump administration a “booming economy” and Trump “caused the recession,” The New York Times rated the statement as “false.”


The New York Times reported:


The economy was not “booming” in the final year of Mr. Biden’s time as vice president, and Mr. Trump did not “cause” the pandemic recession. When President Barack Obama and Mr. Biden left office, the economy was healthy, though growth had dipped below 2 percent in 2016 in part because of a contraction in business investment stemming in part from a plunge in oil prices rippling through America’s energy industry. Unemployment had fallen steadily.

Under Mr. Trump, economic growth accelerated from 2016, spurred by the fiscal stimulus of tax cuts and increased government spending and continued monetary stimulus from the Federal Reserve. The first three years of Mr. Trump’s presidency were similar, in terms of economic and job growth, to the first three years of Mr. Obama’s second term.

The coronavirus pandemic plunged the United States into recession this spring. Mr. Biden and others have criticized Mr. Trump’s response to it, blaming him for deaths from the virus and a contraction in economic activity. But there is no evidence Mr. Trump’s actions caused the recession: every major wealthy country in the world has experienced a sharp economic contraction along with its outbreak of the virus.


4. HARRIS: “[The Obama-Biden Administration] created within the White House an office that basically was responsible for monitoring pandemics. [The Trump-Pence Administration] got rid of it.”

This is misleading. USA Today noted that the notion that Trump got rid of the whole thing is not accurate. “The Directorate of Global Health Security and Biodefense was disbanded under Trump’s then-national security adviser John Bolton,” the newspaper reported. “But Trump didn’t fire its members. Some resigned, and others moved to different units on the National Security Council.”


5. HARRIS: “And on the other side, there were neo-Nazis carrying Tiki torches, shouting racial epithets, anti-Semitic slurs.
And Donald Trump when asked about it said, ‘There were fine people on both sides.'”

This is a lie that has repeatedly been debunked. Trump specifically condemned “neo-Nazis and white nationalists,” saying, “they should be condemned totally.”

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Vice presidential debate: ABC News only fact checks Pence, ignores Harris

Brian Flood
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ABC News published a lengthy feature that claimed to fact check Wednesday’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Sen. Kamala Harris, but the Disney-owned network only bothered to scrutinize one of the candidates.

The piece, “Fact-checking the 2020 vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris,” promised to review “what both candidates said” but went on to examine only Pence’s comments.


ABC News promised to fact check “what both candidates said” and went on to examine only Vice President Mike Pence’s comments.

The sections of the one-sided “fact check” were headlined:

  • Pence misleads when comparing COVID-19 pandemic to H1N1, Obama administration response 
  • Pence overstates China travel restrictions 
  • Pence defends White House event after over a dozen COVID-19 cases, does not mention indoor portion 
  • Pence misleads on pandemic employment 
  • Trump has released financial records required by law – but has been significantly less transparent than Biden, predecessors 
  • Pence claims that Biden and Harris want to ban fracking – but it's complicated 
  • Pence exaggerates US testing capacity, PPE availability 
  • Pence says Biden called China travel restrictions 'xenophobic,' but that's not clear 
  • Pence falsely says Trump has released health care plan and that it would protect preexisting conditions 
  • Pence claims Biden will raise taxes on every American – but increases will largely be shouldered by wealthiest 
  • Harris has liberal voting record, but Pence's claim she's 'most liberal' leaves out context 
  • Pence peddles discredited claim that universal mail-in voting leads to massive fraud 


In total, ABC News fact-checked 12 different moments from the debate and all of them were examining Pence.

An ABC News spokesperson declined comment when reached by Fox News.



ABC's “Fact-checking the 2020 vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris,” promised to review “what both candidates said” but went on to examine only Pence’s comments. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)


“I can't tell if the fact-checkers at ABC are actually working for the Biden-Harris campaign or not with this article,” political satirist Tim Young told Fox News. “It reads like a talking points memo directly from Democrats.”


Young said “there were many moments where Harris clearly needed to be fact-checked" during the debate, which should have been included in any objective piece. Even liberal CNN managed to find things to fact check Harris about.


CNN noted that Harris was “misleading” when she claimed President Trump called coronavirus a hoax, and that she wasn’t accurate when saying Trump got rid of the White House pandemic office. CNN also noted that she lacked context by stating that one in five businesses have closed amid the coronavirus pandemic and that it was false to suggest America is in a manufacturing recession.


“But I guess in the left-leaning, biased minds of ABC News she’s just perfect,” Young said.


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#5 is my favorite. Every time that lie is repeated, be it by Harris, Biden, or the MSM, it exposes them to anyone with a brain. They repeat it time and time again, and no one in the media calls them on it. Pence called Harris out on it last night, and she still referenced it again later on. To this day, Biden still says that he joined the race because of the lie. For Harris/Biden/MSM to still be spouting this bs, shows that they believe their supporters are truly ignorant. That their supporters allow them to keep telling the lie, just proves Harris/Biden/MSM are absolutely correct. 

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