To quote a subtitle at, “Here’s a guy who knows how to hold onto his job“:

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.

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.

In other words, those Pinnochios will never rat out Geppetto!

Part of the flap revolves around the WaPo’s coordinated efforts with the Obama campaign. The Post is now saying that in a recent article they didn’t intend to give the impression that jobs transferred overseas from Bain Capital happened while Mitt Romney ran the company. The title of the Post article in question? “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas”

Now, based on the headline, why in the world would anybody have gotten the impression that Romney was still running the company?

Maybe Kessler won’t fact check his own paper because he wouldn’t have any time left to do anything else.


28 Responses to “Washington Post Fact Checker Won’t Fact Check Articles From Washington Post Writers”

  1. backwoodsconsr on July 3rd, 2012 1:11 pm

    Just the facts, ma'am.

  2. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 1:21 pm

    Thank heavens there's "Politifact" looking out for us.

    To be fair, yesterday I got into it w/ perma-resident troll at MM's and basically questioned why we on the Right should be overly concerned with the most tedious facts of our case? ( Sure as hell the LEFT doesn't? )

    We've been NOTHING but truthful and accurate in making our case against Holder/Drama, Drama/Holder for years now and where has it gotten us? You think Debbie Wasserman-SCHULTZ worries about "fact checking"?

    Today it's all about getting your Denial, Refute, Attack the Accuser out there FIRST. In finally stumbling on this, it is quite possibly the most damaging turn the Left can imagine. Even MM isn't bothering defending some petty, peripheral point ( two days later ) when it doesn't change the basic facts of the story? WHY!

  3. clu seatoe on July 3rd, 2012 1:37 pm

    “Romney’s Bain Capital invested in companies that moved jobs overseas”

    Can’t the same thing be said about anyone who invests in stocks?

    One of the biggest differences I see is that Zero has DRIVEN companies to move overseas with all his stifling government regulations and taxes designed for the sole purpose stopping some business altogether or if that fails its squeezing every available penny possible out of businesses and citizens and into the government coffers for his and his cronies use through their thievery.

    If one is concerned about offshoring jobs then go after the companies not their investors and limit capitalism to America’s borders. Foreigners used to flock to America for the benefits of capitalism. Now, largely because of Zero’s policies and the greed of unions, one of America’s largest exports is jobs and probably the second and third most important casualties of this, in no particular order, are quality of products and service.

  4. SignPainterGuy on July 3rd, 2012 2:14 pm

    Taxes and regs, regs and taxes; it`s gotten to the point that for a company to make a profit, it MUST move offshore, somewhere !

    And Lisa Jackson goes all DWS on us and claims that there has "never been a loss of jobs because of EPA regs." So, were those job losses because of "mean, uncaring, greedy employers" ?

  5. Truesoldier__ on July 3rd, 2012 2:18 pm

    Exactly. The left has for far too long femanded we provide facts while they throw around opinion as fact.

    Speaking of that poster. they are now trying to claim the ObamaTax will allow for religious exemptions. Of course the only religious exemption it allows for (and that is if you can get HHS Secretaries stamp of approval on the exemption) is for those whose religious beliefs prevent them from participating in healthcare in the first place.

    I pointed out that the way the law is written the HHS Secretary could put forth the requirement that all "qualified" plans cover abortion which would force those with beliefs (religious or otherwise) that abortion is wrong to either buy a plan that goes against those beliefs or face a tax.

    Of course that poster ignores that fact outright or claims that it is different (without any backing up with facts) while demanding others provide facts or links.

  6. Truesoldier__ on July 3rd, 2012 2:20 pm

    I contacted the WaPo over an article they had regarding ObamaTax and the 26 states that were involved in the lawsuit. They claimed that all 26 states were controlled by Republicans. I pointed out that WA ST was part of that lawsuit and that the Governor is a Dem and the Legislature has nearly a super majority status of Dem, so how is that a "Republican controlled state". Of course I never heard back from them on that one (nor was there a correction).

  7. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 2:50 pm

    Right and as I've observed, I think Michelle is tired as hell of it too. Libs and their random "Ah-HA!"/'gotcha' moments. Yesterday Chappy was demanding 'proof' the Fire Holder demonstrators -were- in fact disbanded by DC po-po a 'second' time. ( Twitter feed from multiple angles didn't 'suffice' )

    Whatever TF dude. You're not Teh One handing out homework assignments any more. We research/pusue that which is of interest and supports our broader points, not YOURS. Nor do we allow you to run out the clock w/ your petty niggling 'points'. I'm sure he didn't get it and lit off into another round of condescending remarks, that I'll never READ btw.

  8. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 2:53 pm

    Yes, Washington State, longtime GOP 'stronghold'. Guess it's still a "Red State sh!thole" (TM) as progs have yet been unable to complete their fundamental transformation. Got it WaPo.

  9. Truesoldier__ on July 3rd, 2012 2:59 pm

    I remember that. I posted not only the feeds, but what the writer of the article wrote to cooberate it. Chappy then wanted it from a single source not multi sourced. Of course if I had put a single source he would have wanted multi source to cooberate it.

    I am through giving the left facts. If they dont want to go to the links I post, but then complain about what I posted too bad for them. I think it was you that said yesterday you are not here to convert them only to provide information for us, and I agree whole heartedly.

  10. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 3:47 pm

    "Of course if I had put a single source he would have..?"

    More than worn out their welcome. And there's this almost, strategic obliviousness that allows them to pretend; a) Let's party like it's 2008! b) virtually nothing written by Conservative justabloggers regarding O'bama has turned out to be 'true'?, c) the 2010 Midterms never HAPPENED and d) ( there isn't blood in the water! )

    Their every post starts by pleading for a re-set, re-set, RE-SET. Here with less than 4 mos. to salvaging Teh 'Dream' they should be pounding the phones for the PCP but they're burning daylight antagonizing Conservatives for sport.

  11. Truesoldier__ on July 3rd, 2012 4:45 pm

    And of course it will only get worse when thier savior looses in November.

  12. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 4:57 pm


    I'm not sure WHAT they're going to do? They're gnashing & wailing like they've already lost. Which they have. It's BEEN over since the Golf Urkel Spill.

    For Dims to survive local elections, unlike Soros/UN-backed Global Test Approved! candidates, THEY will have to morph into Conservatives or file for Disability. Mop up exercises will become brutal ( and FUTILE ) for them at the same time. The cost to pick up a seat, governorship here and there will feel like The Tet Offensive.

  13. Truesoldier__ on July 3rd, 2012 5:15 pm

    Hey Doug, I saw this one and thought of you. Not only does it sound like something you would report on, but it is right in your backyard.

    Derelict areas of Detroit face being taken over by hordes of 'flesh and brain-eating zombies' if an ambitious business plan takes off.
    Entrepreneur Mark Siwak wants to create live-action terror theme park 'Z World' on Motor City's run-down and abandoned streets.
    Customers would pay to be chased by professional actors and try to seek shelter in ghostly homes, factories and businesses.

  14. Doug on July 3rd, 2012 5:34 pm

    Hey, who says the aftermath of disastrous liberal socioeconomic experimentation can't be good for business?

  15. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 5:42 pm

    This would be more refreshing than still another "Abandoned Detroit" photo essay. Count me in! Do I get to pretend the ones chasing me are Obama-zombies ( or will that cost extra? )

    Funny how so many of them look… 'familiar'?

  16. Truesoldier__ on July 3rd, 2012 5:51 pm

    Now all they have to do is turn ObamaTax into a script for this place. You know, something along the lines that after reading the full 2700 pages of ObamaTax the readers enter a zombified state and go after all those who have not sucumbed to the disease.

  17. SignPainterGuy on July 3rd, 2012 5:52 pm

    TS, M_W,

    I got so tired of That poster on two threads yesterday pulling the lawyer-nit picking till there was no nit left to pick- niggling; I finally skipped over his posts and then even responses to his posts. He wears me out !

    His only two good attributes; wine expertise and legal translations, are quickly becoming like "the juice ain`t worth the squeeze" !

  18. SignPainterGuy on July 3rd, 2012 5:57 pm

    And not only demolition companies at that ! Kyewel !

  19. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 7:02 pm


    They all operate off the same basic 2-3 modes. People that have never seen their talking points generators like Demos and Crooks & Liars don't realize how SPOON-FED the Left's TP's are?

    One of the 'primers' PEU apologists consistently rely on is: "Rightwingers would have a point about ever rising taxes ( if this country was still the same population it was in the 1950's!?" )"

    Well, the fact were barely replacing our -existing- pop. ( sans Il/Legal immigration ) is supposed to conveniently slip thru the cracks. Based on their false pretense, you'd think we were seeing unprecedented expansion! When the truth is, the precious few tax dollars not consumed by their pay, benefits and early retirements aren't even enough to maintain our OLD infrastructure, let alone anything 'new'.

    The Interstate Hwy System was really our last major undertaking. And that was completed when, the early 70's? Now we can't even maintain it!

  20. SignPainterGuy on July 3rd, 2012 7:24 pm

    The problem I`ve had the last 2 days has been two lib idiots who can`t get it thru their thick skulls the real definition of Natural Born Citizen and that the Constitution requires the P and VP be an NBC. They threw link after link of opinion papers, even Supreme Court rulings that either confirmed my understanding (thanks guys for confirming MY point) or missed it all together and said that since it is accepted that Obama was born in HI, he is a citizen and therefore a Native BC or a Natural BC. NOPE, ain`t accepting that guys. THEN, when I quit responding, they talked between themselves how they couldn`t get over how "I" was the one who didn`t understand the Constitution and just kept going back to / harping on the NBC stupidity ! Multiple facepalms ! And I never got insulting to them, but they sure did to me !

  21. Marshall_Will on July 3rd, 2012 7:47 pm

    Missed that 'one' but seen enough to know precisely how they play out. When facepalms aren't enough!

    You know, when covering The Housing Bubble, there truly WAS ample room for legit disagreement. Phoenix ain't Portland and Portland ain't Detroit, local economic factors, all kinds of variables that non-believers could cling to right until that last lifeboat was lowered, from coast to coast.

    But there really IS no disputing the pResident and His admin. are indeed THE most f'd up EVAH. And here we are "flashing parking meter" phase of His pResidency and they're STILL begging the issue/s.

    In no time at all they'll be harmlessly swirling in backwater eddy's going on about legalizing pot, ghey marriage and all the same BUNK that brought us here. Harmlessly.

  22. Granny55 on July 3rd, 2012 8:00 pm

    TS – Detoilet is smack dab in the middle of a real live "zombie" zone. Just spent four days there in early May. What a complete sty. Filthy, filthy, filthy. No police presence during an afternoon ball game and Cinco Demayo Day to boot. Drunk people – puking everywhere. Complete with corruption and dysfunction in the government and schools – all controlled by unions. Sorry to say that even if a zombie themed company started something like this I am afraid to say the murder rate will double. Everyone of those burned out buildings is host to drug lords, meth heads and every low life parolee in the city.

  23. backwoodsconsr on July 3rd, 2012 8:01 pm

    Differences in local laws was one of the things Thomas Sowell discussed in his book "The Housing Boom And Bust." He said what was perceived as a national problem was actually limited to certain areas, which were the ones with the most restrictive land use laws. Such laws created an artificial shortage of land and made the land more valuable than what was built on it.

  24. Granny55 on July 3rd, 2012 8:04 pm

    Happy 4th of July to all! Heading north to take in the festivities, visit with family and friends and spend a few days on the water with a wet refreshment in close proximity.. Stay safe and enjoy the holiday.

  25. SignPainterGuy on July 3rd, 2012 8:23 pm


    Sorry, I was referring to the local paper w/s; should`a made that clear.

    I hope you are right. The libidiots who jump on my comments are convinced of a huge Oblamer win. If they have any doubts, they aren`t showing. Obviously, they only watch CNN.

  26. SignPainterGuy on July 3rd, 2012 10:54 pm

    I do hope you too have a safe, fun and memorable Happy Independence Day !

    Happy 4th of July – Independence Day – day off from work EVERYONE !

  27. SignPainterGuy on July 3rd, 2012 10:56 pm

    So, you`re sayin` it`s a go then ? I mean, we`re talkin` "Zombies" here, right ?

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