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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

Toronto Reporter and Baby's Mother: Press Made Up 'Trump Kicked Baby Out of Rally' Story

When the Washington Post's notoriously inconsistent fact checker Glenn Kessler feels he has to defend Donald Trump against a false claim, you know it must be a whopper. That was the case with the meme which arose last week that Trump,...Show More Summary

It's not "I may have short-circuited." It's "I may have short-circuited it." But what difference does it make?

Glenn Kessler's Fact Checker column in The Washington Post deals with the presence — subtle but real — of the word "it" at the end of Hillary Clinton's new famous quote "I may have short-circuited." He detects the word "it" — and you'll hear it too once you know to listen for it. Show More Summary

WaPo Fact Checker gives the "Geppetto Checkmark" to Trump's assertion that he did not kick a baby out of a rally.

The press willfully distorted this little story and Glenn Kessler calls them on it:Trump has been unfairly maligned here. We can see why some reporters ran with this tale, based only on the videotape, but it’s good example of why everything must be checked out.The "Geppetto Checkmart" means “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."

WaPo Fact Checker gives 4 Pinocchios to Hillary Clinton's claim that the FBI director said her answers (about the email) were "truthful."

"As we have seen repeatedly in Clinton’s explanations of the email controversy, she relies on excessively technical and legalistic answers to explain her actions," Glenn Kessler says. "While Comey did say there was no evidence she lied...Show More Summary

Netflix Gives 'BLOODLINE' A Third Season

Netflix has ordered a third season of the Netflix original series, BLOODLINE, from creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler ("KZK"), a dramatic thriller that centers on a family of adult siblings whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother returns home. Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ Gets Third Season From Netflix

We'll find out what Meg Rayburn revealed to her mother at the end of Season 2 of Bloodline in 2017. One day before the Emmy nomination are announced, Netflix said today that Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler created drama...Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ Co-Creator & Cast Talk Season 2 & Why John Leguizamo Can’t Binge

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains details of Season 1 & Season 2 of Bloodline. Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler, and Daniel Zelman, Bloodline‘s second season launched on May 27 on Netflix and left no doubt that the saga ofShow More Summary

"Did Clinton laugh about a rapist’s light sentence and attack sexual harassment victims?"

The WaPo fact checker, Glenn Kessler addresses 2 statements in a recent National Republican Senatorial Committee ad:1. Hillary Clinton "[d]efended an accused child rapist, then laughed about his lenient sentence."The laughter in question comes from an audio recording — which you can listen to, as I did, here — so the fact-checking is easy to do. Show More Summary

Donald Trump is a shameless and compulsive liar. So why isn't he being called out on it?

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Here's Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler, deep in the throes of despair for his profession: [T]he news media now faces the challenge of Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Trump makes Four-Pinocchio statements over and over again, even though fact checkers have demonstrated them to be false. Show More Summary

” Few stand in Trump’s way as he piles up the Four-Pinocchio whoppers”

Glenn Kessler for WaPo: At the Fact Checker, we have often said we do not write fact checks to change the behavior of politicians. Fact checks are intended to inform voters and explain complicated issues. Still, most politicians will drop … Continue reading ?

BinC Watch: It's Sunday Morning, So Today It's "Meet the Press"

The Washington Post's fact checker, Glenn Kessler, is upset with the way the press treats Donald Trump: Most politicians will drop a talking point if it gets labeled with Four Pinocchios by The Fact Checker or “Pants on Fire” by PolitiFact....But the news media now faces the challenge of Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. Show More Summary

Fact Checker: Trump 'Cares Little About the Facts'

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post: At the Fact Checker, we have often said we do not write fact checks to change the behavior of politicians. Fact checks are intended to inform voters and explain complicated issues. Still, most politicians...Show More Summary

WaPo fact checker rips media on Trump

Glenn Kessler, who doles out Pinocchios for politicians’ false statements, says they need to call Trump on his.        

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

5 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

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

7 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 […]

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