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WaPo Fact Checker Gives Sanders 4 Pinocchios for Gun Show Loophole Claim

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) the maximum four Pinocchios for claiming that 40 percent of guns are sold without background checks on national TV on Sunday. “We have to end the absurdity of the gun show loophole. Forty percent of the guns in this country are sold without any background […]

In a time of ‘Fake News Awards,’ here are 11 real, imprisoned journalists

2 months agoNews : BlogPost

For days, President Trump had touted his “Fake News Awards,” for the allegedly most flawed reporting by the mainstream media. On Wednesday evening, they were finally announced. As our Fact Checker Glenn Kessler writes, the list published...Show More Summary

Trump Made 2,000 False/Misleading Claims in 1 Year

Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly, Fact Checker: President Trump has broken 2,000. With just 10 days before he finishes his first year as president, Trump has made 2,001 false or misleading claims in 355 days, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president. Show More Summary

Washington Post: Democrats’ Claim about GOP’s Tax Plan is False

The Washington Post’s Fact Checker, run by Glenn Kessler, said that the Democratic politicians’ claims about the GOP’s tax plan are false. The Democrats claimed that the tax plan would raise taxes for middle-class families, contrary to GOP’s campaign promises. Kessler gave the Democrats a ‘Four Pinocchio’ rating, meaning that their claims are indeed completely […]

WaPo Fact Checker Calls Clinton Out on Gun Silencer Tweet

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler called out Hillary Clinton on Monday for an inaccurate tweet regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas and gun silencers. Clinton’s tweet was aimed at the Hearing Protection Act, which would make it easier to purchase suppressors for firearms and has been the subject of fierce debate in Congress as […]

The danger of hawking antique tax policy

If Republicans had bothered to think about it, they would have recognized that basing a tax cut on its benefits to the middle class was doomed to fail. The Post’s Glenn Kessler reminds us:  [T]he vast majority of American taxpayers pay little or nothing in income taxes; they instead mostly pay payroll taxes such as […]

A Warning for the Washington Post's Fact Checker on Single Payer Costs

Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post's Fact Checker, is trying to be even-handed in assessing the claim by advocates of single payer health insurance of large potential administrative savings from switching to a universal Medicare type system. Show More Summary

Washington Post Goes Pinocchio Happy Over NAFTA

I appreciate the work that Glenn Kessler does as the writer of Washington Post's Fact Checker column. It's a difficult job. I don't always agree with his assessments, but I think he tries to be fair in his analysis. For this reason I...Show More Summary

Video: How did the 1994 deal with North Korea fall apart?

Glenn Kessler, who was The Washington Post’s diplomatic correspondent from 2002 to 2011, explains what happened to the 1994 agreement negotiated under President Bill Clinton to thwart North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The deal was heavily criticized, but there’s plenty of bipartisan blame to go around. Be sure to stick around for the “Fact Checker extra” […]

BLOODLINE Season 3 Trailers, Clips, Images and Poster

The third and final season of the drama series "Bloodline" is here and streaming via Netflix starting today. Created by Glenn Kessler, Todd A. Kessler & Daniel Zelman, the team behind the... For more, visit our blog !

Will Trumpcare stop insurance premium hikes? Of course not

10 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

The Washington Post's fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, apparently has had enough with statements like this from the likes of Speaker Paul Ryan: "If we do nothing, premiums will go far, far, far higher than they would otherwise go up....Show More Summary

CBO: House GOP Obamacare repeal saves $3 billion by killing people early

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler discovered an interesting tidbit buried in the Congressional Budget Office analysis of the earlier House GOP Obamacare repeal bill, that isn’t that much different from this one. According to CBO, House Republicans will save $3 billion in Social Security payments because more people will be dead after the bill passes: The […]

Obama's Syria Deal Failed; Why Should We Believe Assurances About Iran?

This morning, the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler fact-checked Susan Rice’s defense of the Obama administration’s chemical weapons deal in Syria. In January 2016, Rice said: We were able to find a solution that didn’t necessitate the...Show More Summary

Dem Rep. Apologizes for Using Washington Post Fact Checker Pinocchios Inaccurately to Blast Republicans

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) apologized to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler after he was informed that a chart he used on the House floor blasting Republicans for using an “alternative fact” on methane gas emissions, which featured the column’s distinctive Four Pinocchios, was in fact not a statement rated by the Fact Checker. […]

Fact-Checking Trump's Florida Rally

Glenn Kessler, Washington Post: President Trump's speech at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne, Fla., was filled with a number of dubious claims. Here's a quick round-up of his rhetoric -- and the facts. We will examine these statements in the order in which he made them.... Show More Summary

“Stephen Miller’s bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims”

Glenn Kessler Fact Checker column in WaPo: Stephanopoulos is right. The White House continues to provide zero evidence to back up its claims of voter fraud. Officials instead retreat to the same bogus talking points that have been repeatedly shown … Continue reading ?


AS GLENN NOTED YESTERDAY, SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL, WAPO SUCKERED BY FAKE FRED TRUMP 1969 MAYORAL CAMPAIGN ADS: The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, who writes the paper’s “Fact Check” column, also shared the videos on Twitter, before later deleting the tweets. The videos were created and uploaded to Youtube and Vimeo last year by “Historical Paroxysm,” an […]

Chart of the Day: Here's How Trump Really Did Among Black Voters

As part of his touching remarks about Black History Month this morning, President Trump boasted that he "ended up getting substantially more" of the African-American vote than past Republican candidates. Glenn Kessler briefly picks this apart here, but everything is better with a chart. Show More Summary

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY: NYT and WaPo reporters confess incompetence on Twitter. Really, it is…

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY: NYT and WaPo reporters confess incompetence on Twitter. Really, it isn’t so much honesty as it is self-beclownment by Maggie Haberman and Glenn Kessler.

Fact Checker: Trump’s Refugee Policy Isn’t Really Like Obama’s Or Something

Glenn Kessler attempts to “fact check” a Trump statement, and highlights his partisanship and Trump Derangement Syndrome Trump’s facile claim that his refugee policy is similar to Obama’s in 2011

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