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WaPo Fact Checker: No, Democrats, History Proves No Obligation for Senate to Vote on Court Nominees

Three Pinocchios. That's the grade the liberal-leaning Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gave to Democrats' claims that Republicans' plans to bottle up Merrick Garland's nomination to the Supreme court were an abrogation of their constitutional duty.

Supreme Court and constitutional law roundup

Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler awards Three Pinocchios to prominent Senate Democrats for claiming their body is constitutionally obligated to act on a Supreme Court nomination [earlier] George Will argues that even though...Show More Summary

Fact Checking the Washington Post's Fact Checker on Trade and Manufacturing

“Pinocchio Quattro!” is Washington Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler’s response to Donald Trump, for his claims about trade, currency manipulation and manufacturing. No doubt the 4-pinocchio distinction is well-earned. Actually, without...Show More Summary

Open Thread: Primary Ides of March

Irony: Florida GOP officials made Florida winner-take-all to help hometown boys Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. https://t.co/pophCYJSG6 — Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) March 15, 2016 The cheat sheet you must have today: @NBCPolitics unit breaks down delegate math scenarios. Show More Summary

The Fact Checker’s Judgment on Clinton’s Claim That Republicans Want to Turn Social Security Over to Wall Street

Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, gave former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton three Pinocchios for saying that the Republicans wanted to turn Social Security money over to Wall Street. I am afraid that I see thisShow More Summary

Sanders called a liar over a difference of opinion

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post‘s fact-checker, gives Bernie Sanders a rating of “Three Pinocchios” for claiming that partial repeal of the Glass-Steagall law helped cause the 2008 financial collapse. It’s complicated, as you’ll see. But my conclusion is that Kessler wrote a pretty good analysis and then undermined it by calling Sanders a liar when we’re really only […]

WashPost Fact Checkers: GOP 'Head-Scratchers' or 'Downright Wrong,' But Obama? 'Depends'

The Washington Post “fact checkers” rarely appear in the paper (mostly on Sundays), so it’s unusual that Glenn Kessler's column appeared in print after the State of the Union on Wednesday and and after the GOP debate on Friday. Apparently, the Republicans were worse fact-manglers than Obama. Show More Summary

Washington Post Fact Checker Has A Double Standard On Gun Claims

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler ruled that a true statement by President Obama on how guns are sold was inaccurate because it was "confusing," just weeks after writing that an unprovable claim about mass shootings made byShow More Summary

An interview with the editor of Snopes: ‘Technology changes, but human nature doesn’t’

During a recent fact-checking summit organized by the American Press Institute, Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee of The Fact Checker had an extended discussion with David Mikkelson, who owns and runs the wildly popular Snopes website. Snopes specializes in debunking urban myths that pop up regularly on the Internet, making it one of the original […]

Can you spot the differences between fact-checking a GOP debate and whack-a-mole?

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It shouldn’t come as any big surprise that Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate was a bonanza for fact-checkers. Here are a few of the doozies that the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee point out. YouShow More Summary

WaPo Calls ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ One of 2015’s ‘Biggest Pinocchios’

Better late than never. The Black Lives Matter rallying phrase, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” was one of the biggest lies told this year, according to the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, in his annual end-of-the-year fact-checker.

WaPo: 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' One of 2015's Biggest Lies

Washington Post fact checker (yes, sometimes “fact”-checker) Glenn Kessler has released his list of “the biggest Pinocchios of 2015” — and guess what made the list: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” This phrase became a rallying cry for protests after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Show More Summary

Trump, Clinton Statements Top List of Biggest Lies of 2015

Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton made the list for some of the biggest Pinocchios of 2015, according to Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler. To make the list, Kessler focused only on the individuals or events that had earned the dubious honor of four Pinocchios, making for a list that included Republicans and Democrats […]

Washington Post: ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ One of Biggest Lies of 2015

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler released his annual list of the biggest whoppers of the year, including the contention that Michael Brown was surrendering with his hands up when he was killed by a Ferguson police officer.

WaPo's Fact Checker bestowed its highest award, The Geppetto Checkmark, on Marco Rubio.

Rubio said: "None of the major shootings that have occurred in this country over the last few months or years that have outraged us, would gun laws have prevented them." And Glenn Kessler checked it out, looking at the San Bernardino...Show More Summary

Even Washington Post Admits No Proposed Gun Laws Would Have Stopped Mass Shootings

After Florida Senator Marco Rubio rejected demands from the hosts of CBS This Morning for gun control in a recent December 4 interview, Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler took it upon himself to examine the claim. Much to the...Show More Summary

JERSEY SURE: Mark Steyn explores the weird dissembling throughout yesterday by Washington Post “fact…

JERSEY SURE: Mark Steyn explores the weird dissembling throughout yesterday by Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler in response to Trump’s remark that watched on TV “thousands” of Jersey City Muslims celebrating the carnage caused by radical Islam on 9/11: The past is another country, wrote E M Forster, and the immediate post-9/11 period was […]

"Unlike Glenn Kessler, George Stuffinenvelopes and Ann Althouse, Trump likely was in New York on 9/11. Yet all claim the right to know what he saw."

Says a typical comment on last night's post "Did Trump watch 'thousands and thousands of people' in Jersey City, New Jersey 'cheering' as the World Trade Center came down?" I hadn't noticed, when I wrote the post, that the Washington...Show More Summary

Washington Post 's Glenn Kessler Debunks Marco Rubio's False Claim About Hillary Clinton And Benghazi

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler debunked Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio's false claim during the CNBC presidential debate that Hillary Clinton "got exposed as a liar" during her testimony before the House Select Committee On Benghazi for supposedly misleading the public about the cause of the Benghazi attacks. Show More Summary

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