Goes 2-for-4 against Warren: In 1941, Joe DiMaggio hit safely in 56 consecutive games.
Glenn Kessler is chasing him down. Yesterday, the Washington Post’s Ahab-like checker of facts extended his own current streak.
Kessler went 2-for-4 in Pinocchios against Massachusetts southpaw Elizabeth Warren. This extends his hitting streak against Obama and his ilk.
Long ago, Kessler took his hacks against both major parties. Now, he’s being platooned. He only goes to the plate against the nation’s lefties.
For our previous post about Kessler’s streak, click here.
Updated, these are the great fact-checker’s recent Sunday hard-copy headlines. For yesterday’s hits against Warren, click here:
Kessler’s hard-copy Sunday Fact Checker pieces:Somehow, Grassley snuck in on June 9. For purposes of making our point, we are prepared to ignore that.
Sunday, July 14: Fuzzy math on government's student loan “profits”
Sunday, July 7: Economic aid to Cairo has long been blind to government oppression
Sunday, June 30: A whopper of a “Mediscare” ad
Sunday, June 23: Are Democrats full of beans over SNAP?
Sunday, June 16: Obama's jobs statistic is overworked
Sunday, June 9: Grassley's verdict on D.C. Circuit's workload should see closer review
Sunday, June 2: Kerry's statements about U.S. performance on emissions targets seem to mostly be just smog
Sunday, May 26: Red herrings, dissemblance and misleading statements from IRS's Lerner
Sunday, May 19: Obama takes revisionist history too far in parsing Benghazi
Kessler is on a hitting streak reminiscent of Joltin’ Joe’s. As we suggested last week:
If Kessler is going to function this way, shouldn’t the Post appoint a second fact-checker? Shouldn’t someone be keeping tabs on the rest of the world?
Two more frozen ropes: For purposes of The Streak, we only keep track of Kessler’s hard-copy pieces on Sunday. But just since yesterday's piece was first posted, Kessler has churned out two more fact-checks.
One was aimed at Harry Reid, the other at Nancy Pelosi.
Reid was handed four Pinocchios for making an obvious joke. Does anybody know what was done with the former Glenn Kessler?