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"During the campaign, Trump earned 59 Four-Pinocchio ratings, compared with seven for Hillary Clinton."

"Since winning the presidency, Trump has earned four more Four-Pinocchio ratings, and his staff has earned one, as well. Unfortunately, we see little indication that this pattern will change during his presidency."Said Glenn Kessler,...Show More Summary

4 Pinocchios to Trump's claim that millions voted illegally (and without them, he'd have won the popular vote too).

WaPo's Glenn Kessler tries to find some evidence to look at and finds none.It seems to me that it's Donald Trump's responsibility to point to the evidence, otherwise he simply sounds like an agent of chaos. Why would he want to do that,...Show More Summary

The perils of being a female, Asian fact checker in a tense election

The first email calling me a “b—-” for my Pinocchio rating came early in the election season, when there were so many presidential candidates it was hard to keep track. I showed it to my colleague and editor Glenn Kessler. He was surprised; people don’t really call him that. Over the next 18 months or […]

Late July 2012: Is This the Silliest Thing Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post Has Ever Written?

Hoisted from 2012: _[Is This the Silliest Thing Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post Has Ever Written?][]_: Suggestions for sillier things welcome: >Glenn Kessler: Mitt Romney left the helm of Bain Capital in 1999…. [T]he language saying [in 2000, 2001, and 2002 that] Romney was “sole stockholder, chairman of the...

WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE WASHINGTON POST TO FACT-CHECK A RAPE VICTIM’S STORY: Washington Post fac…

WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE WASHINGTON POST TO FACT-CHECK A RAPE VICTIM’S STORY: Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler took the time to sift through the 41-year-old case of Kathy Shelton, who said she was raped when she was 12 years old by a then-41-year-old man. Ordinarily, I’d expect the Post to take Shelton’s claims […]

Glenn Kessler illustrates why moderators shouldn’t “fact check”

(Paul Mirengoff) In advance of Monday night’s debate, Hillary Clinton’s cheerleaders in the media have been encouraging moderator Lester Holt to contradict, during the debate, candidates whose assertions of fact they disagree with. Glenn...Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ To End After Season 3 On Netflix

Bloodline is coming to an end. Netflix said today that the upcoming third season of the the drama created by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler will be its last. The series from Sony Pictures TV was renewed in July for a 10-episode third season for premiere in 2017, not long after its Season 2 debut on May 27. Show More Summary

Was Hillary Clinton Fired from the Nixon Impeachment Inquiry?

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives a maximum Four Pinocchios to the claim that Hillary Clinton was fired during the Watergate inquiry, which has gotten a lot of circulation on social media. He makes a detailed case that there is no evidence for such a firing. Show More Summary

WashPost Gets Four Pinocchios on Hillary’s Stamina

It is amazing. Here is Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler headlining: "Trump’s claim that Clinton lacks the ‘physical stamina’ to be president." Kessler’s conclusion? “Trump has claimed twice, without proof, that Clinton lacks the physical and mental stamina to be president. In the absence of any evidence, he earns Four Pinocchios.”

Today's Perfect Storm of Trivial Lies From Donald Trump

Glenn Kessler landed himself in the perfect storm this morning: a tale of (a) Trump largesse, (b) told by Sean Hannity, and (c) confirmed by the Trump campaign. Already, you know it's a lie. There are not enough Pinocchios in the world...Show More Summary

Toronto Reporter and Baby's Mother: Press Made Up 'Trump Kicked Baby Out of Rally' Story

When the Washington Post's notoriously inconsistent fact checker Glenn Kessler feels he has to defend Donald Trump against a false claim, you know it must be a whopper. That was the case with the meme which arose last week that Trump,...Show More Summary

It's not "I may have short-circuited." It's "I may have short-circuited it." But what difference does it make?

Glenn Kessler's Fact Checker column in The Washington Post deals with the presence — subtle but real — of the word "it" at the end of Hillary Clinton's new famous quote "I may have short-circuited." He detects the word "it" — and you'll hear it too once you know to listen for it. Show More Summary

WaPo Fact Checker gives the "Geppetto Checkmark" to Trump's assertion that he did not kick a baby out of a rally.

The press willfully distorted this little story and Glenn Kessler calls them on it:Trump has been unfairly maligned here. We can see why some reporters ran with this tale, based only on the videotape, but it’s good example of why everything must be checked out.The "Geppetto Checkmart" means “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

WaPo Fact Checker gives 4 Pinocchios to Hillary Clinton's claim that the FBI director said her answers (about the email) were "truthful."

"As we have seen repeatedly in Clinton’s explanations of the email controversy, she relies on excessively technical and legalistic answers to explain her actions," Glenn Kessler says. "While Comey did say there was no evidence she lied...Show More Summary

Netflix Gives 'BLOODLINE' A Third Season

Netflix has ordered a third season of the Netflix original series, BLOODLINE, from creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler ("KZK"), a dramatic thriller that centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ Gets Third Season From Netflix

We'll find out what Meg Rayburn revealed to her mother at the end of Season 2 of Bloodline in 2017. One day before the Emmy nomination are announced, Netflix said today that Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler created drama...Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ Co-Creator & Cast Talk Season 2 & Why John Leguizamo Can’t Binge

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of Season 1 & Season 2 of Bloodline. Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, Bloodline‘s second season launched on May 27 on Netflix and left no doubt that the saga ofShow More Summary

"Did Clinton laugh about a rapist’s light sentence and attack sexual harassment victims?"

The WaPo fact checker, Glenn Kessler addresses 2 statements in a recent National Republican Senatorial Committee ad:1. Hillary Clinton "[d]efended an accused child rapist, then laughed about his lenient sentence."The laughter in question comes from an audio recording — which you can listen to, as I did, here — so the fact-checking is easy to do. Show More Summary

Donald Trump is a shameless and compulsive liar. So why isn't he being called out on it?

8 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here's Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler, deep in the throes of despair for his profession: [T]he news media now faces the challenge of Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Trump makes Four-Pinocchio statements over and over again, even though fact checkers have demonstrated them to be false. Show More Summary

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