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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

On Thursday’s Radio Show…

• Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives a roundup of the biggest Pinocchios of 2014, including claims by Rep. Paul Ryan, the National Riffle Association,  Senator Rand Paul, and many more. • I’ll have the latest on the release of Alan Gross and U.S.-Cuba relations.

WaPo’s Glenn Kessler Releases His ‘Biggest Pinocchios’ of 2014

last weekNews : Mediaite

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler released his annual "biggest Pinocchios" of 2014 this week, and Mediaite is here to give you a roundup of Kessler's selections for the biggest lies in politics.

3 Pinocchios for Dick Cheney's assertion that we did prosecute Japanese soldiers for waterboarding.

WaPo's Fact Checker Glenn Kessler says:Cheney dismissed too cavalierly [Chuck] Todd’s question about the prosecution of Japanese soldiers for waterboarding. One could quibble about whether these practices were exactly like the techniques practiced by CIA interrogators. Show More Summary

Washington Post 's Glenn Kessler Stands By Discredited Immigration Fact Check

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler is standing by his blog claiming that the White House had erred in citing President George H.W. Bush's immigration data -- despite evidence discrediting his conclusions. In his November 24 piece for The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog, Glenn Kessler examined claims that President George H.W. Show More Summary

3 lessons from the G20 Summit ‘Factcheckathon’

Earlier this week, nine fact-checking websites joined forces to fact-check the statements made by world leaders during the G20 summit in Australia. Glenn Kessler wrote about the results in The Washington Post. I coordinated this first...Show More Summary

Kyle Chandler is caught in the rain in new ‘Bloodline’ image

On Bloodline, Netflix’s new psychological thriller-meets-family drama from the team (Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler—otherwise known as

WaPo Fact-Checker Calls Out Dem for ‘Worst Ad’ of Year: She Should Be Ashamed

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

It's not good when you've earned the wrath (or criticism) of a fact-checker, but Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes got called out today by Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler for what he called "likely the worst ad of a nasty campaign year."

"Ordinary Editing" Circular Transparency Alert

Glenn Kessler, the WaPo Fact Checker, examines the White House claim that changes to a draft Inspector General report on Secret Service misconduct in Cartagena were "part of the ordinary process of editing the report.’”: The White House...Show More Summary

Rove Group Blasts Amnesty Plan It Supported Last Year

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post: Here's the oddest thing about the [anti-Alison Grimes] ad. Crossroads GPS, another organization affiliated with Rove, during the 2013 debate actually ran ads calling for a pathway to citizenship for illegal...Show More Summary

WashPost Awards Obama Press Secy ‘Four Pinocchios’ For His Defense of Obama’s ‘JV’ Comments

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler took aim at White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest on Wednesday, September 3 and the result wasn’t pretty. At issue was Earnest’s attempt to clarify remarks made by President Obama duringShow More Summary

Washington Post Fact-Checker Glenn Kessler Taunts Michele Bachmann

Dear @MicheleBachmann, on behalf of all fact checkers, I urge you run for president in 2016! http://t.co/KTr2quoRnW — Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) July 23, 2014 -- Glenn Kessler, the objective, unbiased, not-at-all-liberal fact-checker for the Washington Post, took to Twitter Wednesday morning to troll and taunt Rep. Show More Summary

WaPo Fact Checker Gives Gene Simmons’ 1% Comment 4 Pinnochios

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

The always outspoken Gene Simmons, bassist and frontman of KISS, said something in an interview last week that caught the attention of Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler. "The 1 percent pays 80 percent of all taxes," Simmons told The San Diego Union-Tribune. Show More Summary

Washington Post 's Flawed "Fact Check" Of Hillary Clinton On Hobby Lobby

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler misquoted Hillary Clinton while criticizing her recent and accurate comments about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. Kessler specifically took Clinton to task over a comment she made...Show More Summary

WaPo Fact Checker Gives Suspicions over IRS Letter ‘Three Pinocchios’

6 months agoNews : Mediaite

On Wednesday, Washington Post's fact checker Glenn Kessler looked at the letter, and gave the claim that it had anything to do with the IRS scandal three Pinocchios (out of four).

Republicans really need to find something new for their Obamacare attack ads

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Some days it feels like there's never going to be an end to fact-checking Republican anti-Obamacare ads. So once again my friends, into the breach with The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, and an Obamacare attack ad against Sen. KayShow More Summary

Failing to Check Facts That Matter About Policy Toward Iran

Paul R. Pillar Iran, Middle East Glenn Kessler's “Fact Checker” feature in the Washington Post performs a mostly useful service. With as many falsehoods as are customarily flying around in American political discourse, goodness knows we need as much journalistic calling to account of such dishonesty as we can get. Show More Summary

WaPo Fact Checker: Yes, McCain Flip-Flopped on Bergdahl Release Deal

7 months agoNews : Mediaite

Yesterday John McCain insisted that he did not flip-flop on support for the deal to release Bowe Bergdahl, and anyone who says he did is a "lying" "Obamaphile." Well, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler looked into McCain's denial and concluded that yes, he did, in fact, flip-flop.

Obama meets Pinocchio x 4

Fact-checker Glenn Kessler at the WaPo says that Obama’s gone and lied again: In addressing a dinner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles, President Obama made a rather striking claim — that Senate Republicans have filibustered “500

"4 Pinocchios for Obama’s claim that Republicans have ‘filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation.'"

From WaPo's Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler. On just about every level, this claim is ridiculous.We realize that Senate rules are complex and difficult to understand, but the president did serve in the Senate and should be familiar with its terms and procedures. Show More Summary

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