Column: The 'Fact Checkers' and the Big Lie

June 10th, 2020 5:47 AM

The Washington Post is promoting a new election-year tome from the "Fact Checker squad at the Post -- their chief Glenn Kessler and his lieutenants Salvador Rizzo and Meg Kelly. The title is Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims, and Flat-Out Lies.

WashPost Assigns Trump '3 Pinocchios' -- and Then Shows He's Right

April 21st, 2020 10:02 PM
Leon Wolf of The Blaze expressed amazement that Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler would assign Donald Trump three Pinocchios….and then include a raft of examples showing what he said was true. Trump said the World Health Organization "parroted and publicly endorsed the idea that there was not human-to-human transmission was happening." Kessler showed that…

WashPost 'Fact Checker' Throws Misdirected 'Four Pinocchios' at Fauci

March 30th, 2020 7:35 PM
Dr. Tony Fauci has become widely seen as a nonpartisan health expert during the coronavirus pandemic. But that didn’t stop Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler from throwing a harsh “Four Pinocchios” (pants on fire) verdict for a statement to NBC anchorman Lester Holt that Italy's terrible infection and death rate came because "they had an open…

For a 'Fact Checker,' WashPost's Kessler Can Be a Reckless Tweeter

March 28th, 2020 7:47 AM
Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler tweets much less than he retweets on Twitter. He retweets a lot of liberal-media themes. Sometimes his tweets are mangling the facts. Sister Toldjah at RedState noticed on Wednesday that Kessler “pulled a Schiff” the other day – he passed off a nasty parody of Trump as the real thing: "Hey, keep going to restaurants,…
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WashPost, Snopes Tag Biden for Fake Story About Arrest in South Africa

February 26th, 2020 3:30 PM
This week, the "fact checkers" at both The Washington Post and Snopes.com have thrown the penalty flag at Joe Biden for his repeated claim that he was imprisoned in South Africa in the 1970s while trying to visit Nelson Mandela at the Robben Island prison. Sadly, the networks didn't seem to notice this historical gaffe before the South Carolina debate.

Even Leftists Can Be Right About Opinionated 'Fact Checkers'

January 19th, 2020 9:01 PM
Conservatives are not going to agree with a lot of points in The New Republic -- and it's more liberal than it used to be in the last century. But there's some common ground when it comes to the media's "fact-checking" operations. There is a lot of opinion smeared all over the "facts."

WashPost Fact Checker Wails the Trump Beat Is 'Incredibly Depressing'

January 7th, 2020 2:07 PM
Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler was one of many liberal pundits tapped by the Columbia Journalism Review to assess the challenges of Campaign 2020. Kessler found it "incredibly depressing" that Trump never seems to change his misleading ways after being flagged 15,000 times by the Post.

Poppycock: Politico Claims Brennan Never Accused of Lying to Congress

October 23rd, 2019 12:22 PM
Conservative Twitter bubbled over when Politico's Natasha Bertrand and Daniel Lippmann baldly contradicted the facts about Obama CIA director John Brennan's self-defensive lying -- as even Politico has reported.

WashPost 'Fact Checker' Tags Schiff with 4 Pinocchios on Whistleblower

October 5th, 2019 6:39 PM
On Thursday, we noted the "fact checkers" weren't exactly hounding liberal Rep. Adam Schiff for his false statements about the impeachment attempt and the whistleblower. On Friday, Washington Post "fact checker" Glenn Kessler tagged Schiff with his worst rating -- the "Four Pinocchios" -- after The New York Times reported he and his staff were in contact with…

WashPost, FactCheck.org Call Out Harris, Warren on Ferguson 'Murder'

August 13th, 2019 4:30 PM
We wouldn't normally evaluate a "fact check" when it lines up with all the available facts. But it can be noteworthy when Democrats are tagged as "Four Pinocchios" False. Both the Washington Post Fact Checker and FactCheck.org flagged Senators and presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren for incorrectly claiming Michael Brown was "murdered" in…

WashPost Fact Checkers Pick Entirely on GOP in Mueller-Hearing Check

July 25th, 2019 10:15 PM
The Washington Post Fact Checker team promises "We will strive to be dispassionate and non-partisan, drawing attention to inaccurate statements on both left and right. But we also fact check what matters -- and what matters are people in power." Eyeroll, please! On Thursday, Glenn Kessler and Salvador Rizzo posted an article titled "Fact-checking lawmakers’ claims during the…

Bozell & Graham Column: 10,000 Pinocchios From The Washington Post

April 30th, 2019 10:37 PM
The liberal subscribers of The Washington Post adored the latest grand ruling from the paper's "Fact Checker," Glenn Kessler. He asserts President Trump has just crossed the threshhold of "10,000 false or misleading claims." Kessler did a round of interviews with delighted anchors on CNN and MSNBC.
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CNN Gushes Over WashPost 'Fact Checker' Finding '10,000 Lies' by Trump

April 30th, 2019 4:33 PM
Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler did three CNN interviews and an MSNBC interview celebrating his latest finding that President Trump has reached the perpetually perfidious plateau of 10,000 "false or misleading claims." On Monday's New Day, anchor John Berman helpfully set up Kessler to explain all his findings. The part about Russia is the most interesting (…

WashPost Hides the 'Pinocchios' Again -- for Buttigieg Taking On Pence

April 22nd, 2019 7:24 AM
The Washington Post "Fact Checker" squad has one article featured every Sunday in the A-section. On Easter Sunday, Glenn Kessler established that Democrat presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg should not claim Vice President Mike Pence spoke in favor of "conversion therapy" to press homosexuals to drop their same-sex attraction. "We can find no evidence that Pence ever…