Here’s the First Law of Factcheckers: “Never make a public statement that shows you haven’t checked the facts.”
Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post’s longtime factchecker, broke that law today, and spectacularly.
After former President Trump chided Biden for not opening the schools by saying in his CPAC speech today,
“America’s children must get back in the classroom, and they must get back now. Joe Biden’s anti-science approach sold out America’s children to the teacher’s unions.”
Kessler, who is actually called “The Factchecker” by his paper, tweeted,
January 28? That would be Joe Biden, Ace.
The significance of this lazy, Twitter-driven botch is that Kessler is eager and inclined to find fault with what Donald Trump says or does, and primed to protect Democrats, like Joe Biden. But we knew that, did we not?
Bias makes you stupid; Twitter makes you stupid. Bias and Twitter make you incredibly stupid.
Why should anyone trust Kessler’s objectivity and professionalism after this?