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Dem Rep. Apologizes for Using Washington Post Fact Checker Pinocchios Inaccurately to Blast Republicans

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) apologized to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler after he was informed that a chart he used on the House floor blasting Republicans for using an “alternative fact” on methane gas emissions, which featured the column’s distinctive Four Pinocchios, was in fact not a statement rated by the Fact Checker. […]

Fact-Checking Trump's Florida Rally

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post: President Trump's speech at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Fla., was filled with a number of dubious claims. Here's a quick round-up of his rhetoric -- and the facts. We will examine these statements in the order in which he made them.... Show More Summary

“Stephen Miller’s bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims”

Glenn Kessler Fact Checker column in WaPo: Stephanopoulos is right. The White House continues to provide zero evidence to back up its claims of voter fraud. Officials instead retreat to the same bogus talking points that have been repeatedly shown … Continue reading ?

AS GLENN NOTED YESTERDAY, SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL, WAPO SUCKERED BY FAKE FRED TRUMP 1969 MAYORAL CAMPAIGN …

AS GLENN NOTED YESTERDAY, SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL, WAPO SUCKERED BY FAKE FRED TRUMP 1969 MAYORAL CAMPAIGN ADS: The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, who writes the paper’s “Fact Check” column, also shared the videos on Twitter, before later deleting the tweets. The videos were created and uploaded to Youtube and Vimeo last year by “Historical Paroxysm,” an […]

Chart of the Day: Here's How Trump Really Did Among Black Voters

As part of his touching remarks about Black History Month this morning, President Trump boasted that he "ended up getting substantially more" of the African-American vote than past Republican candidates. Glenn Kessler briefly picks this apart here, but everything is better with a chart. Show More Summary

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY: NYT and WaPo reporters confess incompetence on Twitter. Really, it is…

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY: NYT and WaPo reporters confess incompetence on Twitter. Really, it isn’t so much honesty as it is self-beclownment by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Kessler.

Fact Checker: Trump’s Refugee Policy Isn’t Really Like Obama’s Or Something

Glenn Kessler attempts to “fact check” a Trump statement, and highlights his partisanship and Trump Derangement Syndrome Trump’s facile claim that his refugee policy is similar to Obama’s in 2011

WAPO FACT CHECKER ADMITS THE MEDIA DOESN’T INVESTIGATE DEMOCRATS: Whoops! WaPo’s Glenn Kessler ex…

WAPO FACT CHECKER ADMITS THE MEDIA DOESN’T INVESTIGATE DEMOCRATS: Whoops! WaPo’s Glenn Kessler explains difference between Obama & Trump bans, accidentally indicts MSM.

Obama's Biggest Lies

Authored by Glenn Kessler, originally posted at The Washington Post, The Fact Checker started during the 2008 campaign and then went on hiatus for the first two years of President Obama’s presidency before becoming a permanent Washington Post feature in 2011. Show More Summary

GLENN KESSLER: Fact-checking John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict….

GLENN KESSLER: Fact-checking John Kerry’s speech on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

"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

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