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WaPo Fact Checker Slams Pelosi
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Posted By: Pluperfect, 12/18/2019 4:59:51 AM

A Washington Post fact-check released Thursday gave House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) four Pinocchios for a "bogus talking point" about the number of children killed with firearms each year. Pelosi has repeatedly claimed that 47 percent of gun deaths were "teenagers or children," according to the Post. CDC data show the real number is closer to 9 percent, meaning the House speaker exaggerates the true number by more than fivefold. This discrepancy led the Post to assign Pelosi's claim the harshest rating on its fact-checking scale.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero 12/18/2019 6:00:34 AM (No. 265511)
I find it frightening how our representatives are constantly looking for ways to disarm the citizens. It's not some humane effort, it's not to save lives, it is for the purpose of creating a more complacent citizenry. Democrats pursue it with urgency while stand on the sideline and observe it somewhat passively. It is time to smash the whole concept of "gun control" and all of the anti Constitution movements completely.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Moritz55 12/18/2019 6:15:24 AM (No. 265516)
This is the least of her lies. There aren’t enough Pinocchio’s in the universe to cover her other ones.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: janjan 12/18/2019 6:20:45 AM (No. 265520)
Isn’t that special and cute that the WaPo hands out ‘Pinocchios’. Is that their childish way to describe lying politicians without making them feel bad? I don’t know why they bother.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: MattMusson 12/18/2019 6:49:13 AM (No. 265544)
And 4 Pinocchios = 1 Adam Schiff. Right?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer 12/18/2019 7:01:32 AM (No. 265551)
Poopsie Pelosi is at the outskirts of Full On Dementia; heading for city center.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1 12/18/2019 7:20:22 AM (No. 265572)
Nancy generates fake news. (There is an ad on TV - saw it yesterday - in which a charity says 'one in ten children in America are(sic)homeless.) And they say DJT exaggerates! Basic Statistics should be a required h.s. course.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: mizzmac 12/18/2019 7:28:25 AM (No. 265578)
Professional liars like Mdm. Speaker could care less that what they're saying is untrue. (And yes, they know it is.) All that matters is getting the sound bit, getting the ink, and the media are their ally in this. Everyone reads/hears the headline. No one the retraction. It's strategic. They don't even care that to those who aren't gullible they look like idiots.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: F15 Gork 12/18/2019 7:44:03 AM (No. 265592)
The left won’t “get it” until the first shots are fired - probably in Virginia.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Krause 12/18/2019 7:57:07 AM (No. 265602)
History will show this period will be a very low point for the democrat party, thanks to her, and many others. They have a lot of unlikeable people in her party. Remember 'we have to vote for the bill to find out what is in it.' One of the dumbest statements ever by a politician.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: raspberry 12/18/2019 8:24:15 AM (No. 265641)
Democrat liars exhibit their desperation. Especially for gun control.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bpl40 12/18/2019 8:26:28 AM (No. 265645)
..And (I bet) most of those 9% children are in Democrat controlled ghettos like South Side of Chicago. Democrats lie (official term lack of candor) in general. But their untruths regarding firearms are a thing to behold!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JackBurton 12/18/2019 8:34:35 AM (No. 265656)
I keep hearing from liberals how all Trump does is lie. I can't pin them down on specifics. If they want a lie, here's one. It came from Pelosi.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 12/18/2019 8:58:44 AM (No. 265686)
Our guns are the only thing that keeps Pelosi from the Queen's Throne. No wonder she hates them so much, except for the ones carried by her bodyguards of course. If shooting starts in Virginia or the first place where confiscation or unreasonable restrictions are imposed, gun owners across the country need to support other honest gun owners. One can not even say "legal gun owners" any longer because the laws are being twisted to the point of being unconstitutional. As old Ben Franklin said, "We must all hang together or assuredly we will all hang separately."
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Kafka2 12/18/2019 9:04:45 AM (No. 265693)
Pelosi deserves "Five Pinocchios" every time she opens her mouth anymore.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bythegates 12/18/2019 10:15:52 AM (No. 265789)
47% is what she's aiming for by taking guns away from law abiding citizens so only criminals and crazies can get them.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 12/18/2019 10:28:51 AM (No. 265811)
Easier to count her truths, 0.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: hershey 12/18/2019 10:52:42 AM (No. 265836)
Doesn't matter, we KNOW every time 'they' talk about guns, it is a lie with faked up numbers....think I'll go out and buy another one...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: mc squared 12/18/2019 11:31:42 AM (No. 265862)
I have long felt that the socialist Democrats don't want to stop gun crimes, they want the issue. It's why urban murders run unchecked. Voters, particularly black voters, are pawns used to disarm the public by wearing us down with ever more draconian, unconstitutional laws. You might say there are high-fives all around at Bloomberg HQ when there is a tragic shooting, usually followed by a (useless) candlelight vigil. Say I'm the ultimate cynic, but what did Obama and Holder expect would happen by sending all those guns to cartel ridden Mexico? They would point to all those killed with American guns! They are coming for our defenses.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 12/18/2019 1:01:38 PM (No. 265937)
Four Pinocchios equals a liar. That's what Nasty Nancy Pelosi is. A liar. Be done and call her that.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 12/18/2019 1:27:42 PM (No. 265955)
It was just a small bit of confusion. She meant to say that 47 percent of the children in her district step in human feces on their way to school. I'm glad I could help clear this up.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 12/18/2019 1:54:52 PM (No. 265979)
Even the WashComPost can't swallow this whopper of a lie. The number of actual children killed with guns has historically, in a country of around 300 million people hovered between 10 and 20 per year. All the other ones are young gang thugs killing each other over drugs and "he walked on my side of the street, had to die" kinds of insanity.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 12/18/2019 2:25:04 PM (No. 265986)
Ninny Pinocchio and her sock puppets Ready.....aim.....fire
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Reply 23 - Posted by: 4Justice 12/18/2019 6:58:03 PM (No. 266153)
Nearly everything Democrats say is a lie... what's new?
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