Fox's Chris Stirewalt: "Fact-checking is just as subjective as any other kind of journalism"
Stirewalt: “We have fallen into the trap of fact-checking”
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From the January 10 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered:
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MARIE HARF (CO-HOST): Chris, can we all agree at least that fact-checking is a good thing?
CHRIS STIREWALT (GUEST CO-HOST): No.
KATIE PAVLICH: (CO-HOST): No.
SANDRA SMITH (CO-HOST): What?
HARF: OK, go for it.
STIREWALT: Fact-checking is not journalism.
HARF: Go on.
STIREWALT: So we have fallen into the trap of fact-checking. Fact-checking is just as subjective as any other kind of journalism.
STIREWALT: So if we're talking about, in that case, anthromoporphogenic -- did I say that right?
HARF: I think you did.
STIREWALT: Global warming, man-made global warming, how much of a factor it is, is actually a subject of some disagreement. There is no substantive disagreement that there is climate change. How much man's role goes into climate change is a matter of some dispute. When Google gets into saying you're wronger than she is or he's righter than you are, you're 70 percent wronger than -- Google is way out of its lane. That's not the job -- and I will just to make one more sniffy sniff about this, if I may sniff. I am tired of these companies telling me that they're not content providers.