September 4, 2012
CLIVE CROOK ON THE “FACT CHECKERS:” Glenn Kessler’s Shameless Lie.
So I’ve got just one thing to say about Glenn Kessler. Fire his ass.
Of course I could criticize Kessler without calling him the filthy liar that he is. You know, exercise a little “restraint”. On the one hand, on the other hand, all that crap. But leading scholars have taught us that in politics things aren’t complicated, and when somebody builds a career on a lie, we need to say so. I try to be fair, God knows I try. Like Ezra Klein (what would we do without that impartial authority?) I strive to do justice to both sides. But here’s the thing. At some point, you can be fair, or you can seem to be fair, but not both.
Kessler’s foundational lie–the stinking lie on which his whole corrupt operation is based–is that he’s “fact-checking”. Untrue!
Read the whole thing. And chuckle.