Accuracy in Media

New York Times D.C. Bureau Hires Fact Checker

The New York Times Washington D.C. bureau has thrown down the gauntlet to its brethren in the newspaper business by hiring its first-ever fact-checker. “Given how much copy we’re moving these days, given how intense the atmosphere is, we’re just doubling down on making sure everything is as airtight as it can be,” said Peter […]

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Washington Post’s ‘Fact Check’ of Trump’s Obamacare Claims Misses the Truth

The Washington Post’s latest fact check defends Obamacare and Obama’s legacy against President Donald Trump’s anti-Obamacare rhetoric. Here are examples of the article’s defense of the health care law: Insurers didn’t flee and left Americans uninsured 2 million Americans did not drop out of the Obamacare exchanges Premiums are not soaring However, it is known […]

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Washington Post Fact Checker Gives Hillary Clinton Four Pinocchios for Claiming FBI Director Said Her Email Answers Were “Truthful”

The Washington Post Fact Checker took Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to task for claiming that FBI Director James Comey said that her answers about her private email server and the sending of classified materials were “truthful.” “Director Comey said my answers were truthful, and what I’ve said is consistent with what I have told […]

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Washington Post Fact Checker Won’t Fact-Check Post Stories

Glenn Kessler, aka The Washington Post Fact Checker, informed readers that even though the Obama campaign had misinterpreted a recent Washington Post story on Bain Capital and outsourcing, he would not award any Pinocchios (his rating system for accuracy) to the Post for the actual story, since it was the interpretation of the Post story, and […]

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December 2017

12/14/2017 - New York Times D.C. Bureau Hires Fact Checker

July 2017

7/28/2017 - Washington Post’s ‘Fact Check’ of Trump’s Obamacare Claims Misses the Truth

August 2016

8/1/2016 - Washington Post Fact Checker Gives Hillary Clinton Four Pinocchios for Claiming FBI Director Said Her Email Answers Were “Truthful”

July 2016

7/18/2016 - Washington Post Gives Obama Three Pinocchios for Guns Remark

December 2015

12/11/2015 - Washington Post Fact Checker: Rubio Right to Claim that Gun Laws Wouldn’t Have Prevented Mass Shootings

April 2015

4/23/2015 - Liberal Media Fact Checkers Won’t Fact Check Obama’s Less-War-Today Comments

July 2012

7/3/2012 - Washington Post Fact Checker Won’t Fact-Check Post Stories