A liberal fact-checking website faced a scathing backlash on social media Thursday after labeling a story about the Biden administration funding safe “smoking kits” for crack addicts as “mostly false.”
‘Snopes’ dismissed the allegation, though admitted “safe smoking kits” were -in fact- part of the program.
“In 2022, a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services substance abuse harm reduction grant did require recipients to provide safer smoking kits to existing drug users. In distributing grants, priority would be given to applicants serving historically underserved communities,” Snopes wrote in its fact-check.
“This was just one of around 20 components of the grant program and far from its most prominent or important one, despite being the primary focus of outraged news reports. The purpose of the program was to reduce harm and the risk of infection among drug users, not to advance racial equity, although that was a secondary consideration,” it added, contradicting itself.
“I don’t understand why fact-checking sites twist themselves into rhetorical pretzels like this,” wrote one critic.
Read the full report at Fox News.