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Jiminy Cricket! Pinocchios pile up for Post
12-11-2018, 09:58 PM,
Jiminy Cricket! Pinocchios pile up for Post
Jiminy Cricket! Pinocchios pile up for Post

<div class="field field--name-field-timestamp field--type-datestamp field--label-hidden"><time datetime="2018-12-11T15:57:47-05:00"><b>Tue,</b> <span class="uppercase"><b>Dec</b></span> 11<sup>th</sup> 2018 @ <b>3:57</b> pm EST</time>&nbsp; <i class="text-black">by</i>&nbsp; <span class="username" xml:lang="" about="/account/401" typeof="sioc:UserAccount" property="foaf:name" datatype="">Andrew Good</span></div><p><i>The Washington Post </i> "fact-checkers" have a new tool as their disposal: "The Bottomless Pinnochio." This is for politicians who engage in "campaigns of disinformation." Glenn Kesller described how they will be awarded, and gives a statement of President Trump's that meets the test. Kesller's explanation shows what's wrong when journalists use "fact-checking" as a way to avoid substantive, and truthful, reporting.

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