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September 28, 2015

Howie Kurtz: I Award The Washington Post's "Fact Checker" Four Pinnochios (an Outright Lie) for His Awarding Carly Fiorina Three Pinnochios

Corrected: I wrote that Glenn Kessler had written the "fact check" under discussion. He did not; it was Michelle Ye Hee Lee. Apologies to Mr. Kessler.

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This is a really good thing Kurtz does here. For a long time, we have suffered these intensely-partisan claimedly-neutral "fact checkers" who scan Democrat lies for ways in which they could, possibly, be claimed to be true (or ("half true," if a total lie), while vigorously dreaming up hypotheticals in which a true Republican statement can be deemed a lie (or merely "half true," if obviously true).

Howard Kurtz now fact-checks Michele Ye Hee Lee's "fact-checking" about whether Carly Fiorina started off as a secretary.

Here's the thing: She did. Period. Lee offers up strange reasoning to debunk this -- that she served as secretary between law school and business school -- yet she just seems to want to avoid saying that it's true

She did start as a secretary. There is no question about it.

Certainly there's not a "Three Pinnocios" lie contained within it.

For her heroic service to the Hillary Cause, Howard Kurtz awards Michelle Ye Hee Lee four Pinnocios -- a full-on lie with no redeeming truth in it.

We need more of this. We need someone, Fox I guess being the obvious candidate, to fact-check the fact-checkers as a regular thing, in maybe twice-a-week columns.


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