Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Glenn Kessler's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Month

The Washington Post's fact checker is losing his war against facts.
Glenn Kessler is wrong. His claim that there is no multiplication of regulations and regulators is a lie. We just federalized health insurance. For the first time in history, Catholics are being forced to provide artificial birth control — which goes against a tenet of the Church — to employees.

Then there is Sandra Day’s comment (she of the RNC) that “For far too long women have been left behind in Obama’s job market. Of the 740,000 jobs lost since Obama took office, 683,000 of them were held by women. That is truly unsustainable.”

The statement is true.

But Glenn Kessler called this “true but false,” echoic of the New York Times headline over a story on CBS News libeling President Bus as “fake but accurate.”

From Glenn Kessler: “We cannot fault the RNC’s math, as the numbers add up. But at this point this figure doesn’t mean very much. It may simply a function of a coincidence of timing — a brief blip that could have little to do with ‘Obama’s job market.’ If trends hold up over the next few months, then the RNC might have a better case. But at this point we will give this statistic our rarely used label: True but false.”

In short, Glenn Kessler hates that a Republican is correct.

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