Accuracy in Media

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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Dem Rep. Apologizes for Using Washington Post Fact Checker Pinocchios Inaccurately to Blast Republicans

Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) apologized to The Washington Post’s Fact Checker Glenn Kessler after he was informed that a chart he used on the House floor blasting Republicans for using an “alternative fact” on methane gas emissions, which featured the column’s distinctive Four Pinocchios, was in fact not a statement rated by the Fact Checker. […]

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Obama’s Statement on GOP Filibusters Receives “Four Pinocchios” From Washington Post Fact Checker

The Washington Post Fact Checker gave President Obama another four Pinocchios—this time for a statement he made last week at a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in California: 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 […]

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IRS Scandal Reaches the White House

The Washington Post narrative surrounding the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups is that it began as a scandal involving low-level employees at a Cincinnati office, the “Determinations Unit,” a natural outgrowth of an increase in political activity by these groups. This belies other reporting by the Post’s Fact-Checker, which indicates that there was little growth […]

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Media Expose Their Own Standards While Targeting Bachmann

In a clear case of the media’s double standard, CNN has been chasing Congresswoman Michele Bachmann around regarding her CPAC comments on the President’s lavish lifestyle. This, when the majority of her speech focused elsewhere: on Benghazi, the federal debt, medical innovations, and cyber attacks. And while CNN insists on piling it on, they bring ridicule on […]

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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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July 2017

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

March 2017

3/6/2017 - Dem Rep. Apologizes for Using Washington Post Fact Checker Pinocchios Inaccurately to Blast Republicans

August 2016

8/2/2016 - National Journal’s Ron Fournier to Dems: Tell Hillary to Stop Lying

October 2015

10/5/2015 - Washington Post Fact Checker Gives Three Pinocchios to Clinton’s Email Timeline

10/17/2014 - Ad Blaming GOP Spending Cuts for Ebola Deaths Gets Four Pinocchio’s [Video]

July 2014

7/16/2014 - Obama Gets 3 Pinocchios for Saying GOP Blocked Every Serious Idea

May 2014

5/12/2014 - Obama’s Statement on GOP Filibusters Receives “Four Pinocchios” From Washington Post Fact Checker

5/22/2013 - IRS Scandal Reaches the White House

March 2013

3/22/2013 - Media Expose Their Own Standards While Targeting Bachmann

July 2012

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