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Fact Checking a Fact Checker: About Rand Paul and Reagan

Alan Reynolds Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives Senator Rand Paul Three Pinocchios for making the following claim on TV: Ronald Reagan … said we’re going to dramatically cut tax rates. And guess what? More revenue came...Show More Summary

Bogus claims for Reagan tax-cut benefits get Rand Paul three 'Pinocchios'. Mister Geppetto gears up

Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post's Fact Checker has been known to miss the mark, but he hit a bullseye Friday in his takedown of this Rand Paul statement in an interview with Sean Hannity earlier in the week: “The last president we had was Ronald Reagan that said we’re going to dramatically cut tax rates. Show More Summary

The Korea Trade Deal’s a Disaster However You Slice It

That’s some rumble that’s broken out in the last 24 hours over Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler’s decision to award a “four Pinocchios” (yes, it’s as bad as it looks) to a recent Public Citizen analysis of the results of the U.S.-Korea free trade deal

Too Many Pinocchios? The Washington Post Fact Checker, Public Citizen, and the Korea Free Trade Agreement

Glenn Kessler has a difficult job. He is asked to assess claims that often arise in the middle of heated political debates. Inevitably his judgements will leave some unhappy. I sometimes fall into the unhappy camp, as is the case today with his assessment of Public Citizen's claims on the job impact of the Korea-U.S. Show More Summary

ObamaCare Prevented 50,000 Deaths in Hospitals

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post: The Affordable Care Act is "a major reason why we've seen 50,000 fewer preventable patient deaths in hospitals." This number jumped out at us during the president's recent speech hailing his health-care law. Show More Summary

Affordable Care Act Contributed To Saving Around 50,000 Lives

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler is often very quick to give out those Pinocchios, often hitting Obama when statements have exceptions which go beyond what would be expected to be included in a political speech. Therefore I was pleased to see that he gave a rare Geppetto Checkmark for Obama’s statement on the 5th [...]Show More Summary

Newswire: Netflix renews Bloodline for another season of family dysfunction

Just over a week after releasing the first season of Bloodline, Deadline reports that Netflix has renewed the series for a second season. The family drama, created by Damages team Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, will head back into production later this year, with the second season slated for release in 2016. Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ Renewed For Second Season By Netflix

Just days after releasing the first season of its latest original drama series Bloodline, Netflix has renewed the family thriller for a second season. The series, created by Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (Damages),...Show More Summary

WashPost's Kessler Falls For, Then Corrects, 1988 Climate Hearing Mythology

At the Washington Post on March 18, fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave Secretary of State John Kerry "four Pinocchios" for his resume-puffing "whopper" that he helped organize "the first hearings in the Senate" on global warming in 1988. In the process, Kessler inadvertently perpetuated a related myth and got called out for it. Show More Summary

Important Fact-Check: 108,000,000,000 ÷ 12,000,000 = 9,000

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The Washington Post's resident fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, has a pretty important corrective to mete out to an unsuspecting congressman today. Specifically this: 108 billion divided by 12 million equals 9,000, and not -- as some believe -- 5 million. Show More Summary

Another example of John Kerry’s self-delusion?

My colleague Glenn Kessler recently did a masterful, four-Pinocchio takedown of Secretary of State John Kerry’s entirely false claim that “Al Gore, Tim Wirth, and a group of us organized the first hearings in the Senate on [climate change], 1988. We heard Jim Hansen sit in front of us and tell us it’s happening now, […]

In 'Bloodline,' dark business is afoot in the sunny Florida Keys

4 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

"Bloodline," whose first and probably not last season appears all at once Friday on Netflix, comes from Glenn and Todd Kessler and Daniel Zelman, creators of the celebrated FX/DirecTV Glenn Close legal thriller "Damages."

Washington Post Fact-Checker calls out Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Remarks

Obama said that the pipeline, which he vetoed, bypasses American oil and would only carry Canadian oil. But, we all knew it was a lie and Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler even pointed it out.

Wash. Post "Fact Checker" Misstates The Facts On Keystone XL Exports

The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler claimed that President Obama "appears to be purposely ignoring" the U.S. State Department's conclusions on whether most of the refined oil products from the Keystone XL pipeline would be exported.Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Republicans struggle to explain their ‘flip-flop’ on anti-Obamacare lawsuit

The most important read of the morning is Glenn Kessler’s deep dive into the previous statements of leading GOP lawmakers about the structure and purpose of the Affordable Care act — statements that strongly suggest they only recently came around to the reading of the ACA that is driving the King v. Burwell legal challenge […]

Busted: Rand Paul Lies Twice in One Day That He Has a Biology Degree

At the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler catches Rand Paul lying outright about his nonexistent biology degree. The Facts Paul mentioned his alleged degree at the conference not once, but twice. First, in an exchange with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Paul said: Arrington: "Let's talk about economics because maybe you can actually...

‘Bloodline’ Trailer — Kyle Chandler-Starrer Premieres March 20 On Netflix

“We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing,” is the slogan of Netflix’s new original series Bloodline, from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler. That phrase is echoed at the end of the trailer that dropped today and is also featured on the official poster. Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ Producers Wave Off ‘Damages’ Comparisons, Praise Netflix Model – TCA

For the creators of the new Netflix series Bloodline, today's TCA panel was an effort in Damages-control. That is, brothers Todd A. Kessler and Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, who also created the series Damages (which traveled from...Show More Summary

In which Glenn Kessler responds

(Scott Johnson) Michelle Ye Hee Lee works as a fact-check reporter under the editorial supervision of Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post. I tweeted Kessler a link to my post “In which we award Michelle Ye Hee Lee one Rather” with the...Show More Summary

President Obama’s ‘ISIS Lie’ Was The Biggest Of 2014, Claims Glenn Kessler

With 2014 rapidly drawing to a close, the usual annual “top ten” lists are making their way around the internet, rating people, fashion, the best songs and movies of the year, and just about everything else. To kick off the 2014 list,...Show More Summary

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