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
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
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
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."
"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 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
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
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
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
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
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 ?
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
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
Glenn Kessler, who doles out Pinocchios for politicians’ false statements, says they need to call Trump on his.
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.
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
“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
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
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
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 […]