New York Times pilloried for 'sad trombone fact check' of Biden’s SOTU speech: 'Delete this nonsense'

New York Times pilloried for 'sad trombone fact check' of Biden’s SOTU speech: 'Delete this nonsense'
January 4, 2020 — Vice President Joe Biden holds an event with voters in the gymnasium at McKinley Elementary School in Des Moines, where he addressed a number of issues including the recent escalation with Iran. Iowa member of Congress Abby Finkenauer was also on hand to announce her endorsement of Biden. Credit: Phil Roeder //

The New York Times is facing scrutiny for its fact-check of President Joe Biden's State of the Union. During his address, Biden noted the economy created "over 6.5 million new jobs just last year" as he claimed it was "more jobs in one year than ever before in the history of the United States of America."

The NY Times argued that Biden's remarks were "partially true," insisting the claim was flawed because "the government only started collecting this data in 1939."

Twitter users quickly fired back slamming the news outlet for its nitpicking assessment. In fact, some argue that the fact-check is so meaningless it should be deleted.

One Twitter user wrote, "FOR THAT MATTER America was technically around for like 4 billion years before that, how did we determine the jobs numbers for dinosaurs."

Trial lawyer Max Kennerly wondered when the United States would have created more than 6.5 million jobs prior to 1939. "In what year prior to 1939 do you believe the U.S. economy created over 6.5 million jobs?" he tweeted.

Others also slammed the NY Times:

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