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WashPost's Kessler Falls For, Then Corrects, 1988 Climate Hearing Mythology

At the Washington Post on March 18, fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave Secretary of State John Kerry "four Pinocchios" for his resume-puffing "whopper" that he helped organize "the first hearings in the Senate" on global warming in 1988. In the process, Kessler inadvertently perpetuated a related myth and got called out for it. Show More Summary

Important Fact-Check: 108,000,000,000 ÷ 12,000,000 = 9,000

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The Washington Post's resident fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, has a pretty important corrective to mete out to an unsuspecting congressman today. Specifically this: 108 billion divided by 12 million equals 9,000, and not -- as some believe -- 5 million. Show More Summary

Another example of John Kerry’s self-delusion?

My colleague Glenn Kessler recently did a masterful, four-Pinocchio takedown of Secretary of State John Kerry’s entirely false claim that “Al Gore, Tim Wirth, and a group of us organized the first hearings in the Senate on [climate change], 1988. We heard Jim Hansen sit in front of us and tell us it’s happening now, […]

In 'Bloodline,' dark business is afoot in the sunny Florida Keys

"Bloodline," whose first and probably not last season appears all at once Friday on Netflix, comes from Glenn and Todd Kessler and Daniel Zelman, creators of the celebrated FX/DirecTV Glenn Close legal thriller "Damages."

Washington Post Fact-Checker calls out Obama’s Keystone XL Pipeline Remarks

Obama said that the pipeline, which he vetoed, bypasses American oil and would only carry Canadian oil. But, we all knew it was a lie and Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler even pointed it out.

Wash. Post "Fact Checker" Misstates The Facts On Keystone XL Exports

The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler claimed that President Obama "appears to be purposely ignoring" the U.S. State Department's conclusions on whether most of the refined oil products from the Keystone XL pipeline would be exported.Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Republicans struggle to explain their ‘flip-flop’ on anti-Obamacare lawsuit

The most important read of the morning is Glenn Kessler’s deep dive into the previous statements of leading GOP lawmakers about the structure and purpose of the Affordable Care act — statements that strongly suggest they only recently came around to the reading of the ACA that is driving the King v. Burwell legal challenge […]

Busted: Rand Paul Lies Twice in One Day That He Has a Biology Degree

At the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler catches Rand Paul lying outright about his nonexistent biology degree. The Facts Paul mentioned his alleged degree at the conference not once, but twice. First, in an exchange with TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, Paul said: Arrington: "Let's talk about economics because maybe you can actually...

‘Bloodline’ Trailer — Kyle Chandler-Starrer Premieres March 20 On Netflix

“We’re not bad people, but we did a bad thing,” is the slogan of Netflix’s new original series Bloodline, from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler. That phrase is echoed at the end of the trailer that dropped today and is also featured on the official poster. Show More Summary

‘Bloodline’ Producers Wave Off ‘Damages’ Comparisons, Praise Netflix Model – TCA

For the creators of the new Netflix series Bloodline, today's TCA panel was an effort in Damages-control. That is, brothers Todd A. Kessler and Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman, who also created the series Damages (which traveled from...Show More Summary

In which Glenn Kessler responds

(Scott Johnson) Michelle Ye Hee Lee works as a fact-check reporter under the editorial supervision of Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post. I tweeted Kessler a link to my post “In which we award Michelle Ye Hee Lee one Rather” with the...Show More Summary

President Obama’s ‘ISIS Lie’ Was The Biggest Of 2014, Claims Glenn Kessler

With 2014 rapidly drawing to a close, the usual annual “top ten” lists are making their way around the internet, rating people, fashion, the best songs and movies of the year, and just about everything else. To kick off the 2014 list,...Show More Summary

On Thursday’s Radio Show…

• Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler gives a roundup of the biggest Pinocchios of 2014, including claims by Rep. Paul Ryan, the National Riffle Association,  Senator Rand Paul, and many more. • I’ll have the latest on the release of Alan Gross and U.S.-Cuba relations.

WaPo’s Glenn Kessler Releases His ‘Biggest Pinocchios’ of 2014

3 months agoNews : Mediaite

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler released his annual "biggest Pinocchios" of 2014 this week, and Mediaite is here to give you a roundup of Kessler's selections for the biggest lies in politics.

3 Pinocchios for Dick Cheney's assertion that we did prosecute Japanese soldiers for waterboarding.

WaPo's Fact Checker Glenn Kessler says:Cheney dismissed too cavalierly [Chuck] Todd’s question about the prosecution of Japanese soldiers for waterboarding. One could quibble about whether these practices were exactly like the techniques practiced by CIA interrogators. Show More Summary

Washington Post 's Glenn Kessler Stands By Discredited Immigration Fact Check

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler is standing by his blog claiming that the White House had erred in citing President George H.W. Bush's immigration data -- despite evidence discrediting his conclusions. In his November 24 piece for The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog, Glenn Kessler examined claims that President George H.W. Show More Summary

3 lessons from the G20 Summit ‘Factcheckathon’

4 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Earlier this week, nine fact-checking websites joined forces to fact-check the statements made by world leaders during the G20 summit in Australia. Glenn Kessler wrote about the results in The Washington Post. I coordinated this first...Show More Summary

Kyle Chandler is caught in the rain in new ‘Bloodline’ image

On Bloodline, Netflix’s new psychological thriller-meets-family drama from the team (Daniel Zelman, Glenn Kessler, and Todd A. Kessler—otherwise known as

WaPo Fact-Checker Calls Out Dem for ‘Worst Ad’ of Year: She Should Be Ashamed

5 months agoNews : Mediaite

It's not good when you've earned the wrath (or criticism) of a fact-checker, but Kentucky Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes got called out today by Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler for what he called "likely the worst ad of a nasty campaign year."

"Ordinary Editing" Circular Transparency Alert

Glenn Kessler, the WaPo Fact Checker, examines the White House claim that changes to a draft Inspector General report on Secret Service misconduct in Cartagena were "part of the ordinary process of editing the report.’”: The White House...Show More Summary

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