Fact-checking media fact checkers: Lapdogs enable #BenghaziGate lies


The Washington Post employs Glenn Kessler to be its “fact checker.” Yet, it seems he doesn’t need to check any pesky facts that are bad for President Obama. The other day, “The Fact Checker” printed a timeline of all the Obama administration lies regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi that led to the death of four Americans. Lies that went on for days. And days.

Some were flabbergasted that The Washington Post even printed the timeline, because it clearly shows the depth of the pathological lies uttered by this administration.

Bravo to Wapo for calling out the admin for its lies about Libya: http://t.co/5Ga219AT

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) September 27, 2012

However, as “just a blogger” Ace of Spades shows, Mr. Kessler does not deserve a “bravo.” See, Mr. Kessler wouldn’t even check the facts he was forced to lay out.

We will leave it to readers to reach their own conclusions on whether this is merely the result of the fog of war and diplomacy — or a deliberate effort to steer the storyline away from more politically damaging questions. After all, in a competitive election, two weeks is a lifetime.

Um, what? Everything they said was a total lie, but whatever! Facts shmacts. Don’t read too much into them. Because, “fog” and all.

Suddenly @glennkesslerWP thinks it's "up the reader to draw his own conclusions" http://t.co/lbGIBuUc

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

Confronted by a series of plainly-false Admin. statements, @GlennKesslerWP decides he doesn't feel like fact-checking http://t.co/lbGIBuUc

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

Funny, @glennkesslerWP doesn't think it's up to the reader to decide on the truthfulness of Romney statements http://t.co/lbGIBuUc

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

Obama Administration Directs Active Cover-Up Of Benghazi Terrorist Attack; Media Enables and Joins http://t.co/x2VdBRdJ

— AoSHQ (@AoSHQ) September 27, 2012

From Ace of Spades:

So when you wonder why these “Fact Checkers” rate Democratic claims as absolutely true twice as often as Republican ones, and Republican claims absolutely false twice as often as Democratic ones, keep this in mind: When Glenn Kessler has a series of Administration statements which were quite clearly false, by their own admission, he does not render a Fact Check at all, but invites the reader to conduct his own, but always keeping “fog of war” in mind.

Or as Fact Check might call it, if it bothered with a fact check: Entirely false, but see, it’s not their fault!

Which is the overall message they’re selling: Not our fault.


Another Twitter user  wonders when Politifact will issue its truth-o-meter rating. Or do they only save that for Romney statements? Or for lying about the Janesville plant?

DAY AFTER Cairo attack, Politifact issued this to hit Romney on his statement: http://t.co/E89vXgYZ 17 DAYS AFTER Libya, nothing on Obama.

— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) September 28, 2012

WE ALL MUST ask @politifact why they STILL haven't given a Truth-o-Meter rating re: Obama's claim Benghazi was b/c of a video. #tcot #gop

— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) September 28, 2012

Folks, A Politifact Pants-on-Fire rating for Obama on Libya would be DEVASTATING, which is why they want to memory hole it. Don't let them!

— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) September 28, 2012

Last on Politifact/Libya: A perfect setup. If they rule something mealy-mouthed, they're exposed as frauds. Rule honest, no cover for Obama.

— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) September 28, 2012

The only "win" for hacks at Politifact is to ignore until story disappears.

— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) September 28, 2012

@politifact Why haven't you yet rated Obama's claim that the Benghazi attack was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video? cc @NolteNC #gop

— Will Antonin (@Will_Antonin) September 28, 2012

Why? Because, flacks. The Obama cheerleading squad in the media cannot tell the truth. Because the truth hurts their idol. Evidently, being on the Obama squad means drinking the Cult-Ade until you are so drunk that you lose all sense of decency and honesty.

And Ace of Spades brings it all home with the truth about “real journalists,” also known as palace guards.

This isn't bias anymore. This is simply an advocacy press.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

But they dishonestly refuse to admit their political leanings. They claim that's for "ethics." No, that's to protect their business brand.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

They LIE about their political leanings because they know that HONESTY about them would lose them cache, credibility, and subscriptions.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

So they make up this jazz that "ethics" require that they not tell the truth about who they vote for and support.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

Riiiight… you're not telling the public crucial information which would enable them to better evaluate the information they receive…

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

…for reasons of "ethics." See, it's not "ethical" to give the public a full and honest accounting of the inputs into your product.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

Is any other industry able to get away with the claim that they deliberately hide relevant information from customers due to "ethics"?

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

As @instapundit has argued/proved, many "ethical" rules exist not to keep industry clean of bad behavior but to bless it and conceal it.

— iLoveScienceSexually (@AceofSpadesHQ) September 27, 2012

Yep. But they can no longer conceal it. They can no longer hide their bias at all; their desperate quest to provide cover for The One has exposed it for all to see. They’ve devolved into self-parodies, which would be funny if it wasn’t so dangerous. They are complicit in Obama’s lies and in his dangerous incompetence by enabling him.

Your move, lapdogs. Will you continue to try to cover for Obama’s dangerous incompetence and shameful lies? Will you shamefully continue to be perpetrators of #BenghaziGate yourselves?

Stay tuned.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/09/28/fact-checking-wapo-politiflack-fact-checkers-lapdog-media-enabling-downplaying-of-libyan-terror-attack-lies/

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