They Do Hire Liars

Peter King is outraged – outraged – by a reader’s assertion that anyone who works for the saintly organization known as The Washington Post should not be blindly trusted at all times.

The Washington Post, one of the most trusted news sources in the world, doesn’t hire liars with a history of lying on their resumes, and it does not send liars to cover the Minnesota riots, and it does not send liars to cover the war in Ukraine, and it does not appoint a liar as national criminal justice reporter. It’s fashionable in 2023 America for people who don’t like the news that is being reported to do what you do here—denigrate excellent reporting by simply saying it is a lie, or to say that the reporter is a liar. What Klemko wrote about Memphis is the rock-solid, and disturbing, truth.

Yeah, so, about that… Literally the next day, The Washington Post’s “star fact-checker” was caught in a blatant lie in an attempt to claim George Soros had not funded a district attorney to whom he donated more than one million dollars.

Twitter users corrected the Washington Post’s star fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, when he attempted to write off the claim that liberal financier George Soros had funded the Manhattan district attorney who indicted former US President Donald Trump as ‘misleading’.

Kessler, who rated the ‘incendiary claim’ that Soros funded Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg ‘three Pinocchios’ in a Saturday fact-check, accused the Trump campaign and other Republicans who echoed the factoid of “being slippery” and conjuring “stereotypes of rich Jewish financiers secretly controlling events.”

However, his fact-check also admitted the claim was “technically correct,” a caveat he appeared to discount in his final decision to award it the triple-Pinocchio rating. Twitter users pounced, appending a community note adding context to Kessler’s own admission of truth.

Clowns protect clowns in Clown World. And they’re all lying. So stick to sports, big guy.