In your meta moment of the day, Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s Fact Checker, announced today that he will not grade comments made by political candidates about stories reported in the Washington Post, largely because he refuses to fact check stories published in his newspaper.Speaking of which, I've just been shocked, shocked at the Post's blatant recent attempts to denigrate Republicans in general and Romney in particular in their "straight" new coverage recently. Never mind their editorial pages, which simply screech in their determination to get "The One" reelected.
Kessler has announced he is not going to issue any Pinocchios based on claims that President Obama’s campaign has made based on a disputed Washington Post story — although he says the Obama campaign misquotes the WaPo story.
Why? Because “The Fact Checker does not check the facts in the reporting of Washington Post writers or columnists.” He does this in a column that defends the Post’s reporting.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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