This question: Did Bernie Sanders never "earn a steady paycheck" before 40?
Makes for a nice NHQ fodder, due to the topic.
Except the "claim" it cites is 100% strawman.
The question's "claim" - which is diligently "debunked" by an answer, being a convinient made up strawman - is
Did Bernie Sanders never “earn a paycheck” before 40
There is a meme ... didn't "earn a paycheck" before the age of 40.
What truth is there to this claim? Did Bernie Sanders support himself before the age of 40?
However, a 3-second check of the 4 links provided to "prove" notability shows that none of the sources actually make that claim!
The exact claim - which wasn't mentioned in either the question or the answer - is that he didn't earn a steady paycheck.
I can get onboard with stating that this claim is too vague to be proven or disproven since "steady" is not a precise term. But that is 100% irrelevant to the question and answer as they stand right now
Gateway Pundit shows that the claim was different strait in the headline:
"Bernie Sanders a Bum Who Didn’t Earn His First Steady Paycheck Until Age 40 Then Wormed His Way Into Politics".
and the body's first sentence:
Bernie Sanders was a bum who didn’t earn a steady paycheck until he was 40 years old
Fox News link has the same headline:
Bernie Sanders a Bum Who Didn't Earn His First Steady Paycheck Until Age 40 Then Wormed His Way Into Politics
Which makes complete sense since the link wasn't to fox news, it was to their news aggregator, which was linking to the above Gateway Pundit link in the first place.
American Spectator's headline omits the "steady" term, but just the headline:
Bernie Sanders Didn’t Make a Paycheck Until He Turned 40
But the article's body actually cites the same Investor's Business Daily article as everyone else with actual claim:
Despite a prestigious degree, however, Sanders failed to earn a living, even as an adult. It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check.
Even Crowder is 100% same - loud sensationalist headline, but the body of the article explicitly quotes the same exact correct claim, from the same exact IBD article as the first 3 sources:
It took him 40 years to collect his first steady paycheck — and it was a government check However, the actual article quotes the original Investor's Business Daily article:
I have seen questions on Skeptics.SE closed instantly before when the claim they made was vastly different from the actual claim in the sources they cited for notability and incorrect.