Glenn Kessler, Washington Post Fact Checker: In the days since the Internal Revenue Service first disclosed that it had targeted conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, new information has emerged from both the Treasury inspector general's report and congressional testimony Friday that calls into question key statements made by Lois G. Show More Summary
WaPo's Fact Checker Glenn Kessler looks at something Dan Pfeiffer said on 3 Sunday talk shows relating to the development of the talking points that Susan Rice delivered on 5 Sunday talk shows last fall. [T]he reporters involved have...Show More Summary
Over at the Washington Post, fact-checker Glenn Kessler awarded IRS employee Lois Lerner four Pinocchios for her comically false claim that the agency had seen a “big uptick” in 501(c)(4) applications as a partial explanation for IRS...Show More Summary
"... when the revelations about the IRS’s activities first came to light on May 10. But, taken together, it’s certainly enough to earn her four Pinocchios." Glenn Kessler reviews 3 key statements by Lois G. Lerner, the IRS’s director of the exempt organizations division.
When Attorney General Eric Holder appeared at a Judiciary Committee hearing this week, most of the attention was on Benghazi. My colleague Glenn Kessler reports on a less widely remarked upon exchange this week between Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Holder during the … Continue reading ?
Since the Congressional hearings last year, Democrats and their allies have tried to claim that budget cuts were responsible for the lack of security in Benghazi. According to a review of the facts by Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post published today, those claims are false. Show More Summary
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, gave President Obama four Pinocchio’s for once again claiming that, from the beginning, he called the attack on the American consulate in Libya last year an act of terrorism. “The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.” — President Obama, May 13, 2013 Here [...]
This is possibly the strangest and most ridiculous piece yet from Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler, as he gives four "pinocchios" (the "most dishonest" rating) to President Obama's completely factual claim that he almost immediately...Show More Summary
There’s a massive four Pinocchio difference between those two words, as Glenn Kessler explains. When Obama said that Benghazi was an “act of terror” three times in three days after the attack on the diplomatic facility, he was not saying, apparently, that what had happened was an act of terrorism. On a couple of occasions […]
Barack Obama at his presser, on Benghazi: “The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.” The “FactChecker” at the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler, has actually been OK on the Benghazi issue, for whatever reason, and gives Obama four Pinocchios for this one. Obama did use the phrase “no act [...]
The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler has examined in detail the president’s claim that “he called Benghazi an ‘act of terrorism’” and found it wanting. Kessler’s conclusion: During the campaign, the president could just get away with claiming he said “act of terror,” since he did use those words — though not in the way he often claimed. Show More Summary
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact-checker, awarded President Barack Obama "four Pinocchios" for his claim yesterday that he had described the Benghazi attacks as an "act of terrorism" immediately. Hooray. I am not prepared to award the mainstream media points for credibility for acknowledging what was painfully obvious at the time. Show More Summary
I'm skeptical! I appreciate WaPo's Fact Checker taking on Obama's May 13th statement about Benghazi — "The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism." Kesser assembles all the relevant quotes and makes fine comparisons, pointing out the discrepancies. Show More Summary
The Washington Post‘s Glenn Kessler has a story that puts Benghazi in a whole new context. Although the ambassador was killed, the Benghazi “consulate” was not a consulate at all but basically a secret CIA operation which included an effort to round up shoulder-launched missiles. In fact, only seven of the 30 Americans evacuated from [...]
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Glenn Kessler at the Washington Post argues that the bad talking points settled on by the administration were the result of a bureaucratic "knife fight." It's largely convincing except for the suggestion any bureaucrat was ever in danger of being knifed. Show More Summary
The Washington Post hit a new low Friday morning when the same outlet that owned Watergate sent its FACTchecker Glenn Kessler out on a suicide mission to speculate that the Obama Administration talking points edit might have simply been...Show More Summary
Last fall, before the election, Glenn Kessler gave Susan Rice a mere 2 Pinocchios for her infamous 5-talk-shows delivery of the miserably wrong talking points on the Benghazi effect. More recently, he gave 4 Pinocchios to Darrell Issa...Show More Summary
Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post's Fact Checker blog further discredited "absurd" claims by congressional Republicans, pushed by Fox News, that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally approved a reduction in security at a U.S. Show More Summary
I touched on this earlier today. But Glenn Kessler’s examination of one of the leading arguments the “gun rights” crowd uses against expanded background checks deserves its own post, and says something important about the broader debate. You often hear … Continue reading ?