Just the Facts Jack – OR NOT!


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

© December 13, 2022

Facebook Fact Checker (As posted on Tea Party Command Center)

I am a member of a Ning Group called Tea Party Command Center (Might have to join to read – it’s free). Today (12/13) I received a notification that TPCC cross posted an interesting post from 12/11 entitled, “Facebook Admits Its “Fact Checks” are Just Opinions” posted at Granite Grok.

The gist of the Granite Grok post is that John Stossel sued Facebook Fact Checkers for maliciously lying about his Climate Change Documentary. It is my understanding that Facebook is claiming protected OPINION according to SECTION 230. Now ain’t that a twist of irony that Facebook Fact Checkers are dependent on OPINION rather than facts? The irony being the SO-CALLED Fact Checkers were entitled to their opinion.

DID YOU GET THAT!? (or in the terminology of a classic Sci-Fi novelStranger in a Strange Land,” Did you grok that?)

The Fact Checkers were of the hook not because they actually used facts but trashed Stossel’s documentary with OPINION.

And I am following with another article in which SO-CALLED journalists who are supposed to be disseminators of facts are so blatantly absent on reporting to the John Q. Public that COVID jabbed athletes are dropping like flies – many dead.

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Facebook Admits Its “Fact Checks” are Just Opinions

Smart Phone – Facebook scratched out electronically

By STEVE MACDONALD

11 DECEMBER 2021

Granite Grok

We’ve had a few run-ins with Facebook’s so-called Fact-Checkers. Third-party left-wing activists picking contrary opinions peddled as fact. And now we’ve got an admission from Facebook’s lawyers that this is all it ever was

In this court filing (John Stossel is suing Facebook for defamation), the tech giants argue that (emphasis mine),

Beyond this threshold Section 230 problem, …Stossel fails to plead facts establishing that Meta acted with actual malice—which, as a public figure, he must. For another, Stossel’s claims focus on the fact-check articles written by Climate Feedback, not the labels affixed through the Facebook platform. The labels themselves are neither false nor defamatory; to the contrary, they constitute protected opinion. And even if Stossel could attribute Climate Feedback’s separate webpages to Meta, the challenged statements on those pages are likewise neither false nor defamatory. Any of these failures would doom Stossel’s complaint, but the combination makes any amendment futile.

In other words (I think), Stossel can’t claim defamation because the matter at hand is a question of opinion between “public persons” expressing differences. They can flag the views of others based on views they prefer, and that’s just fine.

It is, and perhaps there is no legal path for claiming to have been wronged on those terms, but the real damage is the admission itself.

Stossel is suing because “Facebook’s ‘fact checkers’ labeled climate change information that Stossel posted as “false and misleading.” They called him a liar, inferred statements Stossel never made (that sounds familiar), and he’s claiming defamation in pursuit of a greater public good.

Here’s the problem: Facebook uses “independent fact-checkers” to try to reduce fake news on their site.

That’s a noble goal.

Unfortunately, at least one Facebook “fact-checker” is a climate-alarmist group that cleverly uses its Facebook connections to stop debate.

Facebook is a private company. It has every right to cut me off.

But Facebook does not have the right to just lie about me, yet that’s exactly what Facebook and its “fact-checker” did. That’s defamation, and it’s just wrong.

Stossel released a video about it (below) which outlines his case, and best of luck moving forward, but I think we’ve already been rewarded for his efforts. Facebook has admitted that their fact checks are protected opinions to fend off a legal claim.


As we all know, opinions can be fact-based, or based in facts, or include facts, but by this legal standard, there could also be none of the above.

Opinions are opinions, no matter how small.

Using other people’s opinions to limit or remove views you disagree with is legal, but it’s not fact-checking. It’s ideological cleansing—purification of the webspace.

And as we’ve long known, that is the mission of Facebook’s fact-checkers.

Youtube VIDEO: Fighting Back with a Lawsuit

[Posted by John Stossel

Sep 28, 2021

I hate lawsuits. But last week, I sued Facebook and their activist “fact-checker” Climate Feedback. Why? Because they LIED in multiple careless “fact-checks,” throttled my channel, and frequently smear others too. It needs to stop.

So you don’t miss the weekly video from Stossel TV, sign up here: https://johnstossel.activehosted.com/f/1

The alarmist group Climate Feedback defamed me twice: First by implying I said something I didn’t, and second by claiming my video is “partly false” even though there were NO false facts, as their own reviewers admitted. The video above has more on what they did.]

Our run-ins with the Facebook thought police ended with our departure from the platform. We still have a group and page, and readers still interact on that page, but we update neither.

Facebook and GrantieGrok are both happier for it, but that doesn’t change one fact. Facebook’s Fact-Checkers are just third-party left-wing opinions peddled as truth when they were never anything of the sort.

So, would sharing that on Facebook result in it being flagged as false, misleading, or missing context?

Yes, I suspect it would.

Steve MacDonald is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, taxpayer advocate, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Editor at Large and a co-owner of GraniteGrok.com; a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire; and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

© 2021 GRANITE GROK

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The Answer Is Obvious But We Still Need to Ask: Why Have No Corporate Media Journalists Covered the Biggest Story of the Year?

Soccer (Football rest of world) Players [screen capture]

By JD Rucker

December 12, 2021

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I’m old enough to remember a time when a professional, college, or even high school athlete collapsing on the field would be major news. Depending on the name recognition of the athlete, stories would range from local to statewide to national. If it happened in other countries, their media would cover it thoroughly because even though athletes don’t make as much money abroad as they do in the United States, they are more often considered to be local heroes deserving of recognition.

Now, ask your nearest friend or family member how many athletes are known to have collapsed this year with cardiac arrests or other major ailments. We won’t even include standard sicknesses, just those that are potentially attributed to the Covid-19 vaccines such as myocarditis, blood clots, or neuropathy. Ask yourself the same question. In a normal year, we see anywhere from 30-70 such oddities among extremely healthy young athletes. How many have there been in 2021?

If you guessed anywhere under 300, you’d be wrong.

How many of these resulted in deaths? Similar to what I mentioned earlier, the death of an athlete due to heart attacks or other conditions not normally associated with young athletes always made the news in the past. There would be years when there were fewer than 10 reports that matched this criteria. In 2021, there have been 176 such deaths.

Please tell me I have your attention now.

Unfortunately, where I can’t seem to get anyone’s attention is in the realm of corporate media. They’re not just sitting on the story. They’re burning it with fire and pretending like it never existed. They act as if it’s some anti-vaxx conspiracy theory, but there is nothing theoretical about it among the families of the fallen. They know that their loved ones died “inexplicably” shortly after getting jabbed. Most have been so indoctrinated by the mainstream narrative and so adamantly assured by Big-Pharma-owned doctors that they likely won’t acknowledge that it could be the vaccines that caused it.

Numbers don’t lie. They can be tortured to say something false, but the raw data is immutable. That raw data tells us that since we entered the Covid-19 vaccine era earlier this year, incidents of collapsing and dying athletes have skyrocketed. Here’s a chart from Good Sciencing showing the spikes this year. I wish I could put together a chart showing previous years as well. It would be low and flat in 2020 due to Covid lockdowns, but even prior to the pandemic such incidents were so rare it would demonstrate a stark difference from 2021.

Athletes Collapses & Deaths Graph 2021

Mainstream media is complicit in this. There is a reason journalists, even good ones, have not looked at this bombshell. Doing so would put their careers at risk just as questioning anything about Pandemic Panic Theater would. They ignore what would be the biggest story of the year because they know it would be their last and likely would never make it to their broadcast, magazine, or newspaper.

According to Martin Armstrong at Armstrong Economics:

The pinnacle of health, athletes seem to have an edge over the rest of society. Their grueling workout and nutrition programs, mixed with natural genetic athleticism, puts them ahead of others in the natural immunity category. So why are young athletes suddenly collapsing and/or dying from heart complications?

The sports world has mostly mandated vaccines and athletes have been forced to either abandon their careers or get the jab. Since the COVID vaccines became available, nearly 300 athletes have experienced cardiac arrest and over 167 have died. Something is wrong.

The American Journal of Roentgenology published an article on cases of myocarditis (i.e., heart inflammation) among athletes who received the vaccination. Dr. Lydia Chelala of the University of Chicago Medicine and her team acknowledged that heart issues “in adolescents and young adults after COVID-19 mRNA vaccination have [been reported].” Since diagnosing myocarditis is largely based on patients displaying symptoms, the ailment can be harder to detect in otherwise healthy young adults. “A study in young athletes with confirmed COVID-19 showed that a substantial proportion of individuals had subclinical myocarditis on screening cardiac MRI,” they noted. “Subclinical myocarditis may also be possible after COVID-19 vaccination … To better understand a possible association, the CDC has encouraged further investigation of myocarditis following COVID-19 mRNA vaccination,” the study stated.

Without going so far as to suggest requiring MRI scans after vaccination (a very expensive option in the US), the researchers urged healthcare providers to “recognize the role of cardiac MRI in the assessment of patients with suspected myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination.”

What Armstrong is seeking is a way to demonstrate that this phenomenon is not random and the drastic increases in incidents is directly tied to the Covid-19 vaccines. It’s a reasonable request, but it may be time to push much further. The data seems crystal clear despite radio silence from media and the healthcare industry. The vaccines need to be stopped for anyone who is not at risk, namely anyone under 60 who is not immunocompromised and does not have major preexisting heart or lung disease.

I’d say the vaccines need to be stopped altogether as we put a focus on diagnosing the disease quickly so effective early treatments can be administered, but since the jabs seem to be semi-effective as a treatment even if they don’t stop the disease from spreading, I’ll stay focused on stopping them for the young and healthy.

Instead of stopping the injections as we should, what we’re seeing across the globe is an anti-scientific push to jab children. Lest we forget, anyone under the age of 20 has an infinitesimal risk from Covid-19. Why are the powers-that-be obsessed with injecting them? That’s a question in which the answer is fodder for more experienced conspiracy theorists, but I know with a certainty that it makes no medical sense to do so.

My initial intention was to call out individual journalists by name. I decided against it as I wrote this article because I want to leave it up to readers to decide which journalists they believe would be best to investigate all of this further. If I had the resources and the reach I would do it myself, but it will take someone with corporate backing who has a team that can help gather information from athletes, families of athletes who died, and the doctors involved. That’s a project that, while clearly Pulitzer-worthy if society wasn’t upside down, would require resources and time I simply do not have. So I leave it to you, dear readers, to send this information to your favorite corporate journalists who may be willing to stick their necks out for the sake of the truth.

Here’s a head start for anyone who’s willing to take on the project. Good Sciencing compiled the list of over 300 incidents that appear to be major Covid-19 vaccine adverse reactions among athletes. It’s a great starting point for someone to dig through and start putting together the biggest story of the year.

Even if we can’t get corporate media to discuss it, we can spread the word within our own channels. Alerting people to the risks of the jabs has become dangerous, but it’s a necessary and righteous action. If we’re not willing to step up, nobody else is going to do it, either.

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