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‘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?

2 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

3 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

5 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 […]

WashPost Fact Checkers: GOP 'Head-Scratchers' or 'Downright Wrong,' But Obama? 'Depends'

The Washington Post “fact checkers” rarely appear in the paper (mostly on Sundays), so it’s unusual that Glenn Kessler's column appeared in print after the State of the Union on Wednesday and and after the GOP debate on Friday. Apparently, the Republicans were worse fact-manglers than Obama. Show More Summary

Washington Post Fact Checker Has A Double Standard On Gun Claims

Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler ruled that a true statement by President Obama on how guns are sold was inaccurate because it was "confusing," just weeks after writing that an unprovable claim about mass shootings made byShow More Summary

An interview with the editor of Snopes: ‘Technology changes, but human nature doesn’t’

During a recent fact-checking summit organized by the American Press Institute, Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee of The Fact Checker had an extended discussion with David Mikkelson, who owns and runs the wildly popular Snopes website. Snopes specializes in debunking urban myths that pop up regularly on the Internet, making it one of the original […]

Can you spot the differences between fact-checking a GOP debate and whack-a-mole?

6 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It shouldn’t come as any big surprise that Tuesday night’s Republican presidential debate was a bonanza for fact-checkers. Here are a few of the doozies that the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler and Michelle Ye Hee Lee point out. YouShow More Summary

WaPo Calls ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ One of 2015’s ‘Biggest Pinocchios’

Better late than never. The Black Lives Matter rallying phrase, “Hands up, don’t shoot,” was one of the biggest lies told this year, according to the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, in his annual end-of-the-year fact-checker.

WaPo: 'Hands Up, Don't Shoot' One of 2015's Biggest Lies

Washington Post fact checker (yes, sometimes “fact”-checker) Glenn Kessler has released his list of “the biggest Pinocchios of 2015” — and guess what made the list: “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” This phrase became a rallying cry for protests after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Show More Summary

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