Glenn Kessler is the Washington Post’s so-called fact checker. He took on the role over a decade ago, and since then has firmly established the Pinocchio scale in the minds of all government watchers and political talking heads. Kessler ranks the pronouncements of our politicians on a scale of 1 to 4 Pinocchios, with 4 Pinocchios reserved for an absolute whopper of a lie. That said, the Washington Post has a policy not to label these mistruths as “lies”. Regardless, Kessler must be one of the busiest people on the planet right now. More on this fascinating job here.
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