The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler has been doing notable work of late when it comes to holding Obama accountable for making false claims. For instance, President Chicken Little was recently awarded all kinds of Pinocchios while running around the country claiming a two-percent cut to a bloated federal budget would doom us.
Tuesday Kessler exposed our fibber-in-chief once again, this time for using a phony statistic that claims 40% of gun sales happen without background checks:
Two months ago, we were willing to cut the White House some slack, given the paucity of recent data. But the president’s failure to acknowledge the significant questions about these old data, or his slippery phrasing, leaves us little choice but to downgrade this claim to Three Pinocchios.
From what I’ve see thus far in the media, though, this particular fact check has received no traction. Which is odd, because what usually happens after a WaPo fact-check is a flurry of mainstream media activity outing the lie and the liar.
Oh, that’s right, that only happens when Kessler nails a Republican. For some odd reason our unbiased, totally objective, not-at-all-liberal media finds it a much bigger deal when some Republican lawmaker wins a Pinocchio than, you know, the President of the United States.
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