COZY! WashPost ‘Reality Checker’ Admits They Will not Depend Biden’s False Claims
Glenn Kessler and his Washington Post “fact checker” team celebrated the end of President Trump’s “false and misleading statements” – 30,573. Their level of aggression has increased significantly over the course of their tenure since they announced on January 21, 2019 that they had arrived 8.158 of that – or 26.7 percent of the four-year total.
The Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott put the mail on file and explains what we can all expect: President Biden will not make false and misleading claims:
Trump’s departure also puts an end to a false allegation project for the current president, as The Post said “currently has no plans to start a Biden database.” Trump’s database began a month after he became president, the Post’s communications director Shani George told the caller.
“The database of Trump demands was launched a month after Trump took office as president, so as not to overwhelm our fact-checking company. The main task is to explain complex political problems,” said George. “Although we currently have no plans to start a Biden database, we will continue to look into the accuracy of statements made by political figures of all party affiliations.”
But party affiliation is important: there have been no false and misleading statements for Barack Obama, and there would have been none if Hillary Clinton had won in 2016. Kessler told Jordan Klepper at Comedy Central, “In terms of fact-checking, Hillary Clinton is like playing chess with a real professional. Fact-checking Donald Trump is like playing checkers [Laughter] with someone who is not very good at it. It’s pretty boring. “Klepper replied:” You think Donald Trump is boring. “Kessler replied:” Yes! Its facts are so easy to refute that hunting is not a pleasure. “
There is no such thing as a “hunt” for Democrats. Only admiration for these chess professionals!
On January 15, Kessler signaled his new approach by checking Biden’s address for the coronavirus. He boasted that Biden’s team responded to him immediately. That’s because the Democrats run their home team’s newspapers, and Biden’s team knew he would be compassionate.
Kessler accepted Biden’s use of liberal think tanks like the Brookings Institution, the Center for Budgetary and Political Priorities and Poverty Analysts at Columbia University, backed by liberal foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Trump used the National Federation of Independent Business to conduct a survey on small business confidence in 2018, Kessler dismissed it as a “conservative group” whose survey didn’t find enough responses to impress him. “Misleading”!
In an interview on CNN on Jan. 16, Kessler explained how happy he was with Team Biden:
VICTOR BLACKWELL: Yeah. Let me ask you about the President-Elect. In his speech on Thursday Thursday evening, he made many quite dramatic claims. I understand your team reached out to him and only compared and compared the reactions and responses you received from in-depth administration to what you received over the past few years.
GLENN KESSLER: Well, in the case of the Biden-Harris transition team, we asked – we identified five factual statements that he made. They know interesting claims that we wanted to know if they – what was the basis for it. Within 15 minutes, we received quotes on these factual statements and they were all checked out.
In general, Trump’s White House almost never responded to our questions as of course much of what the president said could not be defended or explained where he got these so-called facts. I’m assuming the Biden – you know, I’ve been Obama for five years, and I’m assuming that the Biden Presidency will be very similar to the Obama Presidency and that they will respond and be able to back up quickly what they are saying. And occasionally the president will get out of hand, especially when, you know, he is speaking out of time and disobeying something that has been previously – factually checked.
Can’t you just hear Kessler’s comfort?