In a surprising move Tuesday, the Washington Post published a story that corroborated a particularly contentious claim Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh made during his Monday Fox News interview. Unfortunately for them, that was mostly by accident.
The Washington Post gave Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) “Four Pinocchios” for his claim that Florida’s elections systems are currently under siege by foreign entities and that Russia has access to voter rolls in Florida.
The Washington Post fact checker gave House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) “Four Pinocchios” on Monday after she claimed an old 2010 quote from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) about then-President Barack Obama was a “racist statement”
Washington Post reporter Dave Weigel was shutout by Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz (Fla.) in a recent game of Madden NFL 17.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised Republican candidates for their success in California’s primary election Tuesday night and predicted there “may be a big red wave” come November.
The Washington Post on Wednesday endorsed state Senator Jennifer Wexton as the “best qualified” Democratic candidate to face off against Rep. Barbara Comstock (R., Va.) in the general election for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) underwent surgery at Phoenix’s Mayo Clinic over the weekend due to an intestinal infection and is in “stable condition,” according to an announcement from his office Monday evening.
The Washington Post fact checker on Wednesday gave Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin (Wis.) “three Pinocchios” for claiming in a recent campaign ad that a hedge fund in New York was responsible for shutting down a Wisconsin factory and making the town it was in go “bankrupt.”
It seems hardly a week goes by without media outlets leaping at a study that purports to explain the real reason Donald Trump won the 2016 election. Such studies never focus on Trump’s strengths or Hillary Clinton’s weakness, but coincidentally often end up indicting the cultural forces that mainstream journalists worry about the most. Two such studies caught my eye in the past week because they both seem to fall for the same fallacy.