Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the maximum four Pinocchios for claiming that 40 percent of guns are sold without background checks on national TV on Sunday. “We have to end the absurdity of the gun show loophole. Forty percent of the guns in this country are sold without any background […]
For days, President Trump had touted his “Fake News Awards,” for the allegedly most flawed reporting by the mainstream media. On Wednesday evening, they were finally announced. As our Fact Checker Glenn Kessler writes, the list published...Show More Summary
Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly, Fact Checker: President Trump has broken 2,000. With just 10 days before he finishes his first year as president, Trump has made 2,001 false or misleading claims in 355 days, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. Show More Summary
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, run by Glenn Kessler, said that the Democratic politicians’ claims about the GOP’s tax plan are false. The Democrats claimed that the tax plan would raise taxes for middle-class families, contrary to GOP’s campaign promises. Kessler gave the Democrats a ‘Four Pinocchio’ rating, meaning that their claims are indeed completely […]
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler called out Hillary Clinton on Monday for an inaccurate tweet regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas and gun silencers. Clinton’s tweet was aimed at the Hearing Protection Act, which would make it easier to purchase suppressors for firearms and has been the subject of fierce debate in Congress as […]
If Republicans had bothered to think about it, they would have recognized that basing a tax cut on its benefits to the middle class was doomed to fail. The Post’s Glenn Kessler reminds us: [T]he vast majority of American taxpayers pay little or nothing in income taxes; they instead mostly pay payroll taxes such as […]
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's Fact Checker, is trying to be even-handed in assessing the claim by advocates of single payer health insurance of large potential administrative savings from switching to a universal Medicare type system. Show More Summary
I appreciate the work that Glenn Kessler does as the writer of Washington Post's Fact Checker column. It's a difficult job. I don't always agree with his assessments, but I think he tries to be fair in his analysis. For this reason I...Show More Summary
Glenn Kessler, who was The Washington Post’s diplomatic correspondent from 2002 to 2011, explains what happened to the 1994 agreement negotiated under President Bill Clinton to thwart North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The deal was heavily criticized, but there’s plenty of bipartisan blame to go around. Be sure to stick around for the “Fact Checker extra” […]
The third and final season of the drama series "Bloodline" is here and streaming via Netflix starting today. Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler & Daniel Zelman, the team behind the... For more, visit our blog !
The Washington Post's fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, apparently has had enough with statements like this from the likes of Speaker Paul Ryan: "If we do nothing, premiums will go far, far, far higher than they would otherwise go up....Show More Summary
Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler discovered an interesting tidbit buried in the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the earlier House GOP Obamacare repeal bill, that isn’t that much different from this one. According to CBO, House Republicans will save $3 billion in Social Security payments because more people will be dead after the bill passes: The […]
This morning, the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler fact-checked Susan Rice’s defense of the Obama administration’s chemical weapons deal in Syria. In January 2016, Rice said: We were able to find a solution that didn’t necessitate the...Show More Summary
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. […]
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
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 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 […]
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 isn’t so much honesty as it is self-beclownment by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Kessler.
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