‘Dem’s flying monkeys’: Stephen Kruiser takes on fact-checkers over Abrams’ ‘fetal heartbeat’ claim

After The Washington Post raced to rank Democratic Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ insane comment about fetal heartbeats, stand-up comedian and PJ Media senior columnist Stephen Kruiser has had it with the “maddening” mainstream media “fact-checkers.”

In his scathing Friday column, Kruiser slammed MSM fact-checkers, calling them “paste-eating idiots” who push propaganda over “the truth.”

“One of the more maddening and bizarre aspects of what we’ve endured the last couple of years has been watching the enemies of the people in the mainstream media assert themselves as the arbiters of what is and is not true.,” he wrote. “They’ve been able to do that because the leftists who empower them are an unquestioning hive mind.”

“The Democrats’ flying monkeys in the mainstream media don’t know the truth,” he continued, “they only know propaganda.”

And if propaganda is all they know, Kruiser argued, “the idea that they could employ and deploy fact-checkers is beyond ludicrous.”

It appears the final straw for Kruiser came after Abrams cooked up a bizarre conspiracy theory, presumably to justify her “zeal” for abortions.

As BizPac Review reported, Adams was speaking at Atlanta’s Ray Charles Performing Arts Center when she made the claim that there’s “no such thing” as a fetal heartbeat at six weeks old.

“There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” she stated. “It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman’s body.”

Conservative heads promptly exploded across social media, but The Post’s fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, with the flair of a fourth-grade hall pass monitor, rushed to make Abrams sound less bonkers.

“FWIW, ‘fetal heartbeat’ is a misnomer,” he tweeted. “The ultrasound picks up electrical activity generated by an embryo. The so-called ‘heartbeat’ sound you hear is created by the ultrasound. Not until 10 weeks can the opening and closing of cardiac valves be detected by a Doppler machine.”

Naturally, he ignored the whole “they made it that way so men can control my uterus” part of her statement.

“Not only was Kessler wrong,” Kruiser writes, “he was spectacularly wrong. Almost immediately after he shared his ‘wisdom’ he was taken apart on Twitter by people who actually know what they are talking about. Chief among them was Pradheep Shanker, who is a physician.”

In response to Kessler’s tweet and accompanying NPR article, Dr. Shanker stated, “The NPR link you cited is WRONG.”

“Ultrasound only detects density and motion. It cannot detect any electrical activity at all,” he explained. “This is a scientific fact.”

“It is true that the valves in the heart develop later,” he continued. “However, the cardiac muscles that are located in the embryological heart are contracting. They are in fact moving inward and outward. That is how you define a beat.”

“Reiterating: Kessler is the designated fact-checker for the newspaper of record in the nation’s capital,” Kruiser notes.

“Kessler is employed by a biased leftist news organization,” he writes. “The fact that he cited another biased leftist news organization to back up his moronic assertion shows how pathetically incestuous the MSM is.”

“There is absolutely no one employed by any mainstream media news organization who is qualified to check facts on anything,” the comic contends. “They are all a toxic combination of stupidity and blind obedience to an ideology that seeks to destroy the United States of America.”

“Thankfully,” he states, “they can’t get away with it as easily as they used to.”

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