New York Times pilloried for 'sad trombone fact check' of Biden’s SOTU speech: 'Delete this nonsense'
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."
We fact-checked President Biden's claim during the #SOTU about strong U.S. job growth.\n\nFollow our live analysis: https://nyti.ms/36ZfctD\u00a0pic.twitter.com/HwXEcia7IL— The New York Times (@The New York Times) 1646189344
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."
FOR THAT MATTER America was technically around for like 4 billion years before that, how did we determine the jobs numbers for dinosaurs— Bill (@Bill) 1646196622
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.
In what year prior to 1939 do you believe the U.S. economy created over 6.5 million jobs?— Max Kennerly (@Max Kennerly) 1646196214
Others also slammed the NY Times:
Lol this is a sad trombone fact check. Maybe pass on this one.https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1498852864164253696\u00a0\u2026— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1646205556
Ah, yeah, I think we\u2019re on terra firma here, guys.https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1498852864164253696\u00a0\u2026— Matt Fuller (@Matt Fuller) 1646202623