Alternative Fact-Checking | The Michael Knowles Show Ep. 278



It’s a fact that fact-checkers have no idea what a fact really is. We analyze the history not merely of fact-checking but of facts themselves. Then, the APA deems masculinity harmful, Starbucks needs to install needle disposals in their bathrooms, and finally the Mailbag!

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33 thoughts on “Alternative Fact-Checking | The Michael Knowles Show Ep. 278

  1. MoonJung82 January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    How many people calling traditional masculinity harmful were upset by the Brazilian MMA woman who beat the crap out of her mugger?

  2. Friend of Jesus January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    "Fact checkers" drive me crazy because it's just partisans who found a new way to push their ideology. They simply calling it "fact checking" and then push their false narratives and ideology. it's gross.

  3. Marc Rolle January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Yeah so great show, but Bio person here…those embryonic stages of development aren't "arbitrarily" made up. They are very specific and follow genetically determined pathways and pass "checkpoints" that distinguish one stage of development from another. You don't need to chide an amazing understanding of how humans arise from 2 independent cells to waling talking people for the sake of a moral argument. Seems low brow and desperate for someone who is clearly intelligent.

  4. DorjeDriftwood January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Literally not the definition of an opinion, look it up please. You sound like a Marxist playing with language so much. Facts can inform opinions but plenty of opinions are completely uninformed. Plenty of people create opinions based on other opinion that’s exactly why people are fighting to be properly informed. Disappointing you would stoop to semantics.

  5. Bill Hendrixson January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    You make me want to turn off auto-play. The Ben-to-Knowles transition is not a pleasant one. Not sure why anyone likes you.

  6. Targon Labasco January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    woah…woah…woah…I was with you Michael until @34:36. The whole show was on fact. Whether something happened. So you say, god is real, and your life has incalculable meaning. Can you do a show on why that is a "fact." I would be beyond interested to hear your reasoning behind attributing the word "fact" to that statement.

  7. buffcanuck83 January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Great show 😄👍

  8. Sam TheGingerBreadMan January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Researchers find leftist tears hydrate better than either gatorade or water.

  9. Jordan Neill January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Columbus did not find America first the Vikings did and the Catholic Church knew about it. That is why they funded him to sail out there to find it so tell "savages" wouldn't get credit for it.

  10. John Samuel January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Let the tax payers pay for the wall. Use the income from USMCA trade deal to give a tax break to the tax payers.

  11. Benjamin Eaks January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    13:09 Michael Knowles states that leftists aren't humans.

  12. John Moore January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    You're missing the major point that illegal aliens, the usual victims of other illegal aliens, don't report crimes, for obvious reasons.

  13. myopinions46 January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    I would never take from government services because I want to remove them from accessiblity to anyone. She should just get catastrophic insurance and get a job anywhere in the world and learn work ethics.

  14. SweetieTurner January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    US representatives 202-225-3121, US senators 202-224-3121, Know YOUR officials : https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative  (Representative) ; http://www.senate.gov/states/ (Senate) – Start calling peeps, Republic or Socialism? GOP Border Security & Immigration Reform or, Democrat Obstructionism? Start calling peeps – choose wisely today!

  15. Barry Allen January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    "Illegal Aliens" have a 100% crime rate, by virtue of being ILLEGAL aliens.

  16. Im.The.Savage January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    The savings from not having to provide social services to Mexican citizens will pay for a wall in a year.

  17. Im.The.Savage January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    The only route of entry into this country, should be at ports of entry…period!

  18. Jose Cortes January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Great show and am glad to find out u believe in our God almighty !!

  19. justair44 January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Michael your hold fact segment was a hot mess.. Modern society sees facts as something that can be conclusively proven (on most fronts) The problem with the left is their cherry picking without looking at all the evidence. One of the reasons why many look towards the right for fact checking is because they present those studies/polls along with their own so you can form your own opinion.

  20. Austin Johnston January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    The Daily Wire hosts a lot of amazing men that I truly look up to. Thank you for being such an important part of my life.

  21. Jerriel O Miller January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Fact checking = narrative protection

  22. Trippic Trippik January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Fact checkers are like the old school spin doctors

  23. LOTTO LAUGHS January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Why don't you fact off… You factor

  24. Billy Dunn January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    You can be a Roman Catholic and not be a Papist. It's a serious problem to say you're a Papist when the Pope is a Marxist. Where are your loyalties, Michael? To the Pope? or to God and country? Those that landed on Plymouth Rock were escaping the Papacy and the Church England. That can be fact checked and verified. Also Christopher Columbus did not land in North America, it was the Caribbean. He did not land on the continental shores of what is now the United States. If you put tradition above scripture, then swearing on the bible when taking a public office does no good. The Pope has rewrote the 10 commandments because of tradition. Your sectarianism showed in this broadcast and it was above fact checking.

  25. Lightspectre1 January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    11:11 Great point, Michael. I love Ben Shapiro, but I actually cringe whenever he does the "facts don't care about your feelings" shtick. I get what he means, but that exact same gimmicky BS could be used by the left to shut down conservatives just as easily as it works on liberals. It's a logical cop-out used to derail a conversation.

    Obviously someone's emotions will influence how they interpret facts and that's how they formulate their opinions. The right knows abortion is morally evil because we know what abortion is (a fact) and we emotionally understand that murdering a child is wrong. Logic alone can't show that something is right or wrong (the best it can do is suggest that you don't want to get caught). So if the left argues some morally bankrupt BS and conservatives argue against it morally (and thus emotionally) then the left can say "Well, facts don't care about your feelings" and it would have just as much rhetorical effectiveness as when Ben does it.

  26. Meat & Potato Burrito January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Great info. Love your videos. The audio/video sync was off in this one which made it hard to watch.

  27. William Harrison January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Michael, I think you are wrong about the memes: The Right still has their souls; The Left are souless. They have become slaves to their indoctrination. Even more amusing, the Left is not even aware of it. They literally are all squirrels squirring around making noises and everything is a bear or bobcat to them including ideas and jokes. That being said: I'm glad I found Ben Shapiro from the debates and college tours; he led me to Daily Wire and the rest of you, including you and Klavan. Further evidence of the Right, it they have religion, hopefully Christianity, which results in freewill, capitolism, and understanding you have a soul– our source of life, creativity, and peace or harmony with God (of Abraham) and "Nature." Awesome show: I think the Left is trying to create the End Times, and they are trying to muddy the waters so that no one can understand the Facts and Self-apparent "Truths" from the lies, deceptions, half-truths, and "feels." It is sad that we "let" the Left indoctrinate our young including the Millennials and Gen Z; the reprocusions are becoming apparent now.

  28. Gareth Jacobsen January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    It's so funny John King accuses Trump of cherry picking when King himself cherry picks when he talks about crime statistics among all immigrants not just illegal immigrants.

  29. TheRedScourge January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    The ought-is thing is not about phrases, it is about the natural world. You're misusing that analogy.

  30. TimeToChange121 January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Alternative facts can't be disproven. Thanks Mr. Knowles! Should I sign up for your doorbell service now you sellout hack?

  31. rrp925 January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    MK the man!

  32. grand'ma January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    100% of illegal aliens commit crimes because their being here begins with the commission of a crime.

  33. grand'ma January 12, 2019 at 2:54 am

    The immediate way that the new trade deal makes Mexico pay for the wall is the billions of dollars that those large companies that currently pay in taxes to Mexico will now be paid to US when they move back.

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