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Washington Post 's Flawed "Fact Check" Of Hillary Clinton On Hobby Lobby

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler misquoted Hillary Clinton while criticizing her recent and accurate comments about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. Kessler specifically took Clinton to task over a comment she made...Show More Summary

WaPo Fact Checker Gives Suspicions over IRS Letter ‘Three Pinocchios’

2 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

On Wednesday, Washington Post's fact checker Glenn Kessler looked at the letter, and gave the claim that it had anything to do with the IRS scandal three Pinocchios (out of four).

Republicans really need to find something new for their Obamacare attack ads

Some days it feels like there's never going to be an end to fact-checking Republican anti-Obamacare ads. So once again my friends, into the breach with The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler, and an Obamacare attack ad against Sen. KayShow More Summary

Failing to Check Facts That Matter About Policy Toward Iran

Paul R. Pillar Iran, Middle East Glenn Kessler's “Fact Checker” feature in the Washington Post performs a mostly useful service. With as many falsehoods as are customarily flying around in American political discourse, goodness knows we need as much journalistic calling to account of such dishonesty as we can get. Show More Summary

WaPo Fact Checker: Yes, McCain Flip-Flopped on Bergdahl Release Deal

last monthNews : Mediaite

Yesterday John McCain insisted that he did not flip-flop on support for the deal to release Bowe Bergdahl, and anyone who says he did is a "lying" "Obamaphile." Well, Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler looked into McCain's denial and concluded that yes, he did, in fact, flip-flop.

Obama meets Pinocchio x 4

Fact-checker Glenn Kessler at the WaPo says that Obama’s gone and lied again: In addressing a dinner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles, President Obama made a rather striking claim — that Senate Republicans have filibustered “500

"4 Pinocchios for Obama’s claim that Republicans have ‘filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation.'"

From WaPo's Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler. On just about every level, this claim is ridiculous.We realize that Senate rules are complex and difficult to understand, but the president did serve in the Senate and should be familiar with its terms and procedures. Show More Summary

¿Quién es el mentiroso más grande?

(Scott Johnson) President Obama is such a glib liar it is hard to keep up with his act. The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler treats us to one microscopic example in an online column that is actually worth reading: “Four Pinocchios for...Show More Summary

3 Pinocchios to Harry Reid's claim that the Koch brothers are "one of the main causes" of climate change.

Why only 3 and not the maximum of 4? Glenn Kessler explains:Certainly, Koch Industries contributes to climate change, but the relative impact falls well short of being a “major cause.” We understand Reid’s overall point, but it’s important to stick to the facts when making such claims. Show More Summary

Washington Post Fact Checker Wastes Pinocchios on Young Invincibles

Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's fact checker, gave the Obama administration two Pinocchios for claiming that 35 percent of the people who enrolled in the exchanges were under age 35. This was close to the administration's original target of 40 percent for people between the ages of 18-34. Show More Summary

No, Republicans, more people aren't uninsured because of Obamacare

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

That nose should be two feet long. Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's fact-checker extraordinaire, levels a very rare Four Pinocchios at Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) for, what else, an Obamacare lie. Not just any Obamacare lie, but the...Show More Summary

Two Pinocchios for the President?

Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post fact checker, gave President Obama two Pinocchios for saying that women earn on average just 77 cents for every dollar that men earn. Kessler makes some valid points as to why this number overstates the gap. Show More Summary

Mitch earns his wooden noses

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

"Pardon me while I make up some stuff to help my campaign." Another day, another collection of Pinocchios for Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from The Washington Post's Glenn Kessler. At issue: McConnell claimed that...Show More Summary

CBO Estimates of Affordable Care Act Enrollment

Glenn Kessler provides a useful clarification of CBO projections for enrollment in the exchanges under the Affordable Care Act, pointing out that the numbers refer to enrollment years. This means that a person who signs up for coverage...Show More Summary

Fact Checking The Fact Checkers

Glenn Kessler, the occasionally far too smug "fact checker" at the Washington Post. has asked his audience for their nominations for the "Worst Presidential Lies" in history. Alas, Kessler has more than his thumb on the scale. Some are fair...

Morning Plum: The incredible shrinking Obamacare sob story

Another day, another Obamacare “victim” ad from Americans for Prosperity shown to be a pack of nonsense. Today Post fact checker Glenn Kessler takes apart yet another AFP spot, which is targeting multiple Senate Dems, that claims “millions”...Show More Summary

Sam Shepard Joins Kyle Chandler Netflix Drama

Sam Shepard has been cast as Kyle Chandler's father in an upcoming Netflix drama. The still-untitled show, from Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman, and Glenn Kessler, is about a family of adult siblings whose secrets resurface when their black-sheep brother returns. (Oooh, ominous.) Shepard will play the dad; Sissy... More »

Sam Shepard To Co-Star In Netflix Drama Series From ‘Damages’ Creators

Sam Shepard (August: Osage County) has joined the cast of Netflix’s untitled psychological thriller drama from Sony Pictures TV. Written and executive produced by Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler (KZK),...Show More Summary

Nice, But Not Enough: WaPo's Kessler Gives 'Four Pinocchios' to Dems' Koch Bros. Ad Claim

Washington Post "Fact Checker" blogger Glenn Kessler has given "Four Pinocchios" ("a whopper") to a pro-Democratic group's political ad opposing the U.S. Senate candidacy of Louisiana Republican Bill Cassidy. The claim: The Koch Brothers,...Show More Summary

Morning Plum: There’s a hole in Paul Ryan’s hammock

This morning, a hole opened up in Paul Ryan’s hammock. The Post’s Glenn Kessler has checked out the anecdote Paul Ryan offered at CPAC yesterday, which was the perfect distillation of what you might call the Hammock Theory of Poverty. In case you missed it, Ryan opined that the left is offering people “a full stomach […]

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