Nanoseconds after Joe Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th president, Glenn Kessler, the Washington Submit’s chief fact-checker, gleefully introduced that in Donald Trump’s 4 years in workplace, he made 30,573 “false or deceptive claims”.
And in a purposeful twist of the knife, Kessler tweeted he “ no means would have believed this quantity was potential when [they] began 4 years in the past.”
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 20, 2021
And simply to indicate what
an asshat a “class act” he’s, Kessler retweeted this magnificence:
“Beautiful truth from Reality Checker: ‘The actual fact checks of Trump’s statements within the database quantity to about 5 million phrases.’”
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Beautiful truth from Reality Checker: ‘The actual fact checks of Trump’s statements within the database quantity to about 5 million phrases.’ https://t.co/dwLhbP14Tf
— AnnGerhart (@AnnGerhart) January 24, 2021
In a snarky send-off of Trump’s presidency, Kessler on Saturday wrote in WaPo: “The longer Trump was president, the extra ceaselessly he made false or deceptive claims.”
“The WaPo fact-checker began monitoring Trump’s ‘false or deceptive claims’ as a first-100-days venture, however in response to reader requests continued so as to add to the database all through his complete time period.
“By the point Trump left workplace, he had accrued 30,573 untruths throughout his presidency — averaging about 21 misguided claims a day.
“Trump made about six false or deceptive claims a day in his first 12 months as president, 16 a day in his second 12 months, 22 a day in his third 12 months — and 39 a day in his last 12 months.
“Put one other approach, it took Trump 27 months to succeed in 10,000 false or deceptive claims and one other 14 months to succeed in 20,000. He then exceeded the 30,000 mark lower than 5 months later.”
Only one query: Who checks the fact-checkers, Glenn Kessler? Who checks you? Different left-wing “truth” checkers? Or do verify your predisposed political bias earlier than you fact-check Trump, or anybody else? We each know the solutions.
So out with the outdated, in with the brand new, proper WaPo?
As reported the Every day Caller, WaPo mentioned it does “not have plans to launch a Biden database at the moment.” Shani George, WaPo’s director of communications, instructed the Caller:
“The database of Trump claims was began a month after Trump grew to become president as a approach to not overwhelm our fact-checking enterprise, the place the core mission is to elucidate advanced coverage points.
“Whereas we don’t have plans to launch a Biden database at the moment, we’ll proceed to dig into the accuracy of statements political figures of all get together affiliations.”
What an entire crock of politically-expedient crap. How and why did the “core mission” change? Or, is WaPo suggesting Biden is a consummate truth-teller?
Along with Biden’s lengthy historical past of plagiarism — most notably when he lifted a complete speech from British Labour Get together member Neil Kinnock throughout his ill-fated 1988 presidential marketing campaign — as famous the Caller, he was pressured to drop out the race after unearthed C-SPAN footage confirmed him mendacity about the place he ranked upon graduating legislation college.
Quoting from an October Washington Examiner op-ed titled Joe Biden is a pathological liar, “Biden claims he took half within the civil rights motion of the 1960s, and never a phrase is true.”
“For over 47 years of public life, Joe Biden has proven himself to have an irresistible propensity to lie. He has lied to his professors. He has lied to his constituents. He has lied about his educational work. He has lied about his speeches. He has lied about his assist of civil rights. He has even lied concerning the loss of life of his personal spouse and younger daughter. And immediately, he continues to deceive us about his son, Burisma, the CCP and himself.”
Nonetheless, whereas Glenn Kessler and the Washington Submit dutifully trudged on for 4 years, intrepidly reporting on Trump’s each “lie and misstatement,” they haven’t any “plans to launch a Biden database at the moment.”
Possibly Kessler ought to have 4 or 30,573 of his Pinocchios tattooed on his brow.
Talking of which, because the “good” outdated days drew to an in depth, there was Kessler and WaPo, in all their “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” fact-checking glory, fact-checking the crap out of Donald Trump’s farewell deal with to the nation.
Evaluation: Reality-checking Trump’s farewell deal with https://t.co/Jkc2qq53X9
— The Washington Submit (@washingtonpost) January 20, 2021
May the sheer hypocrisy of those individuals be extra blatant? It’s rhetorical; don’t trouble.
I believed I’d go away you with one other instance — only for grins — of high quality “journalism” — this one praise of CNN’s “distinguished” White Home reporter, John Harwood.
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) January 20, 2021
Oh — I nearly forgot. White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Sunday revealed Joe’s favourite taste of ice cream. “SPOILER,” she mentioned.
Final week I requested you in your questions and also you delivered. Answered a bunch right here – and searching ahead to doing this once more quickly. SPOILER: Revealing @POTUS‘ favourite ice cream 🍦 pic.twitter.com/DtAXZZGFdR
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) January 24, 2021