FACT CHECK: YAHOO SPORTS – ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOL NAMED AFTER KU KLUX KLAN GRAND WIZARD RENAMED FOR HENRY AARON

16 Apr

CLAIM: GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST WAS A KU KLUX KLAN GRAND WIZARD SOURCE: LINK AUTHOR: JASON OWENS – YAHOO SPORTS. INVESTIGATOR: John Needham VERDICT REVIEW: INACCURATE FACT CHECK DETAILS: FACT TAG EARNED: FACTUALLY INACCURATE EXPLANATION TAG EARNED: MISLEADING LOGIC TAG EARNED: NONE CONTENT TAG EARNED: CLICK-BAIT HEADLINE EXAGGERATION TAG EARNED: … Read More »

FACT CHECK: CBS NEWS CHANNEL 8, KNOXVILLE, TN – GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST WAS A KU KLUX KLAN LEADER

8 Feb

CLAIM: GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST WAS A KU KLUX KLAN LEADER SOURCE: LINK AUTHOR: NOT LISTED – CBS NEWS CHANNEL 8, Knoxville, TN – Gray Media Group, Inc. Station – Gray Television, Inc. INVESTIGATOR: John Needham VERDICT REVIEW: INACCURATE FACT CHECK DETAILS: FACT TAG EARNED: FACTUALLY INACCURATE EXPLANATION TAG EARNED: MISLEADING … Read More »

FACT CHECK: CBS NEWS CHANNEL 5, NASHVILLE, TN – WAS GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST CLEARED BY CONGRESS? NO.

1 Feb

CLAIM: CBS NEWS CHANNEL 5, NASHVILLE, TN – WAS GENERAL NATHAN BEDFORD FORREST CLEARED BY CONGRESS? NO. SOURCE: LINK AUTHOR: Phil Williams – NEWS CHANNEL 5, Nashville, TN – Scripps Media, Inc. INVESTIGATOR: John Needham VERDICT REVIEW: INACCURATE FACT CHECK DETAILS: FACT TAG EARNED: FACTUALLY INACCURATE EXPLANATION TAG EARNED: MISLEADING … Read More »

FACT CHECK: THE PERMANENT COMPACT OF THE CONFEDERACY LEFT THE QUESTION OF THE LEGALITY OF THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY TO THE STATES

26 Jan

CLAIM: The compact entitled “Constitution of the Confederate States” leaves the legality of the institution of slavery to States which join the Confederacy. INVESTIGATOR: John Needham VERDICT REVIEW: ACCURATE: The claim is correct. There is no language in the compact entitled “Constitution of the Confederate States” that delegates the power … Read More »