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  • WaPo: Four Pinocchios for Obama on Bush 41 amnesty claim

    11/24/2014 7:07:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 24, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Actually, Glenn Kessler gives Peak Pinocchio to both Barack Obama and his press secretary Josh Earnest for disseminating a dishonest argument intended to bolster the notion that Obama’s predecessors used executive power for amnesty. The argument actually began on Wednesday afternoon as Earnest laid out the structure of the defense: Q What executive actions that were taken in the past regarding immigration would involve millions of people like this upcoming one?MR. EARNEST: There are a couple of them. President George H.W. Bush — I believe this was -— I think this would have been– I’m not sure what year this...
  • 4 Pinocchios for Obama claim that Republicans have filibustered 500 pieces of legislation

    05/11/2014 8:41:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 9, 2014 | By Glenn Kessler
    Heres whats more disconcerting. Their [Republicans'] willingness to say no to everything the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them. President Obama, remarks at a DCCC dinner, May 7, 2014 In addressing a dinner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in Los Angeles, President Obama made a rather striking claim ...
  • Four Pinocchios for Obamas claim that Repubs have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation

    05/09/2014 6:40:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Waashington Post ^ | May 9, 2014 | Glenn Kessler
    Heres whats more disconcerting. Their [Republicans] willingness to say no to everything the fact that since 2007, they have filibustered about 500 pieces of legislation that would help the middle class just gives you a sense of how opposed they are to any progress has actually led to an increase in cynicism and discouragement among the people who were counting on us to fight for them. [SNIP] 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...
  • WaPo gives Obama three Pinocchios on Keystone

    11/20/2014 12:41:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    “Understand what this project is,” Barack Obama said earlier this week when pressed on why his administration continues to stall on the Keystone XL pipeline after almost six years of waiting for a decision. “It is providing the ability of Canada to pump their oil, send it through our land, down to the Gulf, where it will be sold everywhere else.”CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Understand what that was, Glenn Kessler responds today in a Washington Post fact check. It’s a three-Pinocchio lie based on an ignorant-at-best interpretation of a presentation slide from environmental activists. The refineries in...
  • Fact-checking the Kansas Declaration (Washington Post Columnist gives Obama 3 Pinocchio's)

    12/08/2011 12:56:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Barack Obama declared in Kansas this week that his re-election bid would constitute a fight against income inequality. According to a fact check by the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler, it’s also going to be a fight against hard facts and inconvenient truths. Obama lashed out at Republicans and George Bush for economic outcomes that have mainly come during his own stewardship of the economy: Obama’s claim of the “slowest job growth,” in fact, includes the loss of jobs under his administration. The White House provided as evidence a report on a New York Times blog that was based on gross...
  • Obamas Claim He Called Benghazi An Act Of Terrorism [Wa Po Fact Checker - 4 Pinocchios]

    05/18/2013 2:20:03 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 17 replies
    Wa Po ^ | 5/14/13 | Glenn Kessler
    The day after it happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism. President Obama, remarks at a news conference, May 13, 2013 Once again, it appears that we must parse a few presidential words. We went through this question at length during the 2012 election, but perhaps a refresher course is in order. Notably, during a debate with Republican nominee Mitt Romney, President Obama said that he immediately told the American people that the killing of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya was an act of terror. But now he says he called it...
  • WAPO'S GLENN KESSLER HAS FACT-CHECKING TANTRUM OVER 'YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT'

    08/29/2012 11:40:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/29/2012 | John Nolte
    Glenn Kessler is The Washington Post's laughably biased fact checker, and when you think of Kessler, remember this -- remember the "fact" checker who called Romney a liar for saying a president who didnt go to Israel didn't go to Israel. This guy is utterly shameless, and this morning he's having a full-blown tantrum. Back in July, Kessler did everything in his power to protect Obama from his unbelievably revealing "you didn't build that" moment. At the time, Kessler awarded Romney three of his childish Pinocchios for the unpardonable sin of, you know, holding the president accountable for his words....
  • This Is the FBICan We Talk?

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas ODonnell didnt reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analysts wife. He says he didnt want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out ODonnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: What did I do? Im sure you didnt do anything, ODonnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissmans...
  • When Condi went nuclear

    08/30/2007 7:09:47 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 104 replies · 3,531+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Wednesday, August 29th 2007 | Rush & Molloy
    Condoleezza Rice may be willing to compromise at a Middle East negotiating table - but not at a jewelry counter. Coit Blacker, a Stanford professor who is one of the secretary of state's closest friends, recalls going into a shop where Rice asked to see earrings. The clerk showed her costume jewelry. Rice asked to see something nicer, prompting the clerk to whisper some sass under her breath. Blacker remembers Rice tearing the woman to shreds. "Let's get one thing straight," he recalls her saying. "You are behind the counter because you have to work for minimum wage. I'm on...
  • Pincus Tags Fleischer As Leak Source ~

    02/12/2007 2:25:08 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1,806+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | February 12, 2007 at 8:25:6 PST | MATT APUZZO ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaked the identity of a CIA operative to Washington Post reporter Walter Pincus during a 2003 phone call, Pincus testified Monday as the first defense witness in the CIA leak trial. Pincus was one of the first reporters to learn the identity of Valerie Plame, the wife of former ambassador and prominent Iraq war critic Joseph Wilson. Pincus said he learned her identity July 12, 2003 but did not immediately write about it. Plame was outed by syndicated columnist Robert Novak two days later. Pincus testified on behalf of Vice...
  • Administration Critics Chafe at State Dept. Shuffle (Condi cleaning house at Foggy Bottom)

    02/21/2006 11:05:42 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 123 replies · 2,891+ views
    wash post ^ | February 21, 2006 | Glenn Kessler
    A State Department reorganization of analysts involved in preventing the spread of deadly weapons has spawned internal turmoil, with more than half a dozen career employees alleging in interviews that political appointees sought to punish long-term employees whose views they considered suspect. Senior State Department officials deny that and say an investigation has found that the proper personnel practices were followed. But three officials involved in the reorganization, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly, acknowledge that a merger of two bureaus reduced the influence of employees who were viewed by some...
  • The Washington Post's Very Own Walter Duranty.

    01/21/2004 6:36:48 PM PST · by aculeus · 108+ views
    Tasty Manatees.com ^ | January 21, 2004 | Ryan
    Yesterday, in a discussion about another issue, I picked up on a disturbing recent piece by Glenn Kessler, a regular Washington Post reporter/columnist. Kessler's January 16 piece, N. Korea Progressing, U.S. Visitor Says, presented an optimistic assessment of the stability of North Korea's communist leadership from one of the previous Administration's State Department officials who was recently shown the red-carpet Potemkin treatment by the masters of Pyongyang:
  • Glenn Kessler of WashingtonPost lies about Bush/Iraq claims

    01/19/2004 10:01:05 AM PST · by Pikamax · 13 replies · 122+ views
    PowerlineBlog via Instapundit. ^ | 01/19/04 | Powerline
    January 19, 2004 The President's Credibility, and the Post's This morning's Washington Post includes an article by Glenn Kessler, titled "Arms Issue Seen as Hurting U.S. Credibility Abroad." Kessler's theme is announced in his the opening sentence: "The Bush administration's inability to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq -- after public statements declaring an imminent threat posed by Iraqi President Saddam Hussein -- has begun to harm the credibility abroad of the United States and of American intelligence, according to foreign policy experts in both parties." Regular readers of this and many other blogs need no reminder that the...