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  • March 5. 2017: Four Pinocchios? Trump’s ‘evidence’ for Obama wiretap claims sketchy, anonymously sou

    02/03/2018 3:07:38 PM PST · by confederatecarpetbag · 54 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 5. 2017 | Glenn Kessler
    President Trump’s explosive allegation that former president Barack Obama wiretapped him is based on — what? We’re still waiting for the evidence. In the meantime, Trump earns Four Pinocchios
  • Reporters fall for fake, racist Trump campaign ads (Video of ad at site)

    02/12/2017 5:32:31 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11 Feb 17 | T. Becket Adams
    They're well-produced, but they're still "clever fakes." Many reporters were shocked this week after racially charged videos surfaced online purporting to be campaign ads created in 1969 for Fred Trump, the late father of President Trump. This particular media feeding frenzy was set off by longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal, who mentioned the videos in an essay published this week by the London Review of Books. Blumenthal wrote: In 1969, Fred Trump plotted to run for mayor of New York … He made two test television commercials. One of them, called 'Dope Man', featured a drug-addled black youth wandering the...
  • President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days

    11/14/2017 9:30:22 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 72 replies
    President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days By Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly and Nicole Lewis November 14 at 3:00 AM For some reason, our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by President Trump had seemed like quite a burden in the past month. Well, the numbers are in and now we know why: In the past 35 days, Trump has averaged an astonishing nine claims a day. The total now stands at 1,628 claims in 298 days, or an average of 5.5 claims a day. That puts the president on...
  • Reporters Fall for Fake Document of Trump Making Absurd Demands in Israel

    05/22/2017 5:26:58 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 26 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 05/22/2017 | Alex Griswold
    Reporters on Monday fell for a fake "White House" document that supposedly showed President Donald Trump making unusual demands of his Israeli hosts during his trip abroad. The Twitter account Rogue White House Senior Advisor on Friday shared what it claimed was Trump's demands ahead of a trip to Israel, including roughly a metric ton of sugary and non-kosher junk food. .. Some elements of the purported demands were obvious jokes. The demand that microwaves remain unplugged was a mocking reference to White House advisor Kellyanne Conway's bizarre comment that the appliance could be used for spying, and the request...
  • WashPost: No Fact Checker Pinocchios for Susan Rice's Unmasking Flip-Flop

    04/07/2017 12:15:01 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 7, 2017 | P.J. Gladnick
    So how could the Washington Post Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler, possibly avoid awarding a bunch of Pinocchios on April 6 to Susan Rice for her recent flip-flop on the unmasking of Donald Trump campaign people? In a March 22 interview with Judy Woodruff, Rice denied any knowledge at all of this yet she later admitted to unmasking names in a MSNBC interview on April 4. Kessler acted all perplexed about the contradiction. He was so busy scratching his head over this that he somehow forgot all about the very obvious Pinocchios that should have been awarded while wondering Did Rice mislead on...
  • WaPo Reporter Exposes 'Racist Videos' Put Out by Trump's Father... There's Just One HUGE Problem

    02/12/2017 12:24:22 PM PST · by montag813 · 56 replies
    TRN ^ | 02/12/2017 | Brooke Bosca
    by Brooke Bosca | Top Right NewsTalk of a Trump "scandal" hit the Washington and New York press corps this weekend, as "bombshell" videos of President Trump's father Fred Trump "emerged" showing "racist" ads the elder Trump made during a 1969 run for Mayor of New York City. The videos were shared by The Washington Post's fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, on Twitter, and quickly spread by re-tweets by reporters from multiple publications. Here's the report describes the "ads": In 1969, Fred Trump plotted to run for mayor of New York … He made two test television commercials. One of them, called ‘Dope Man’, featured...
  • Stephen Miller’s bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims (Fake News projection alert!)

    02/12/2017 12:13:03 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2017-02-12 | Glenn Kessler
    White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller appeared on ABC’s “The Week” on Sunday, spouting a bunch of false talking points on alleged voter fraud. (He also repeated similar claims on other Sunday talk shows.) To his credit, host George Stephanopoulus repeatedly challenged Miller, noting that he had provided no evidence to support his claims. But Miller charged ahead, using the word “fact” three times in a vain effort to bolster his position. Here’s a guide through the back and forth. White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller appeared on ABC’s “The Week” on Sunday, spouting a bunch of false...
  • Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years

    04/03/2016 11:22:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 196 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 02, 2016 | Glenn Kessler
    Fact Checker Trump’s Nonsensical Claim He Can Eliminate $19 Trillion In Debt In Eight Years Donald Trump, in an interview with Bob Woodward and Robert Costa In a revealing interview, Trump predicts a ‘massive recession’ but intends to eliminate the national debt in 8 years By Glenn Kessler April 2 The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa sat down with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Here's how the interview went. Donald Trump: “We’ve got to get rid of the $19 trillion in debt.” Bob Woodward: “How long would that take?” Trump: “I think I could do it fairly quickly,...
  • WaPo column: Repeat after me: Obama is not admitting 100,000, 200,000 or 250,000 Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 12:33:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/18/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    [SNIP] THE FACTS As we have explained before, the only thing close to a 200,000 figure is an announcement in September by Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States was prepared to boost the number of total refugees accepted from around the world in fiscal 2016, from 70,000 to 85,000. Then, in 2017, Kerry said that 100,000 would be accepted. That adds up to 185,000 over two years. But this would be the total number of refugees, not the number of refugees from Syria. By law, the president every fiscal year sets the maximum number of refugees the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s claim that she tried to join the Marines

    11/12/2015 11:18:19 AM PST · by simpson96 · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2015 | Glenn Kessler
    "He looks at me and goes, 'Um, how old are you. And I said, 'Well I am 26, I will be 27.' And he goes, 'Well, that is kind of old for us.' And then he says to me, and this is what gets me, 'Maybe the dogs will take you,' meaning the Army." -Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at a breakfast, Manchester, N.H., Nov. 10, 2015One Clinton story that has often been greeted with skepticism is her claim, first made in 1994, that she once tried to join the Marines in 1975. On the campaign trail,...
  • Fact Checker: Setting the record straight: The real story of a pivotal climate-change hearing

    04/05/2015 11:35:14 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 9 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 5, 2015 | Glenn Kessler
    “That hearing was presided over and organized by then-Sen. Timothy Wirth (D-Colo.), who later told an interviewer that, for a bit of stage effect, he chose a particularly hot day in the summer — it turned out to be a record high — and left the windows of the hearing room open the night before. Thus witnesses were sweltering and wiping their brows as they testified about global warming.” — The Fact Checker, “Kerry’s claim that he organized the ‘very first’ hearings on climate change,” March 18, 2015 The Fact Checker recently gave Four Pinocchios to Secretary of State...
  • WaPo: Even the backstory on Kerry’s climate-change brag was a lie

    03/30/2015 8:22:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 3/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler uses a “Pinocchio” scale to assign a level of egregiousness to lies he uncovers, with four Pinocchios as the maximum … until now. Secretary of State John Kerry earned himself the full complement two weeks ago from Kessler for bragging about his management of the first global-warming hearing in the Senate, a hearing that he not only didn’t arrange but didn’t even attend. Kessler dug deeper on the tall tales emanating from the event, and found that one of the real organizers has been lying about what took place in the hearing in order to...
  • 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
    “Here’s what’s 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 Obama’s 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
    “Here’s what’s 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...
  • Obama’s 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 didn’t 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 FBI—Can 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 O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...