Last Updated on January 26, 2021
The Washington Post has announced it will effectively cease its fact-checking operation where the Biden administration is concerned.
According to a Washington Post spokesperson, the publication, whose motto is “Democracy dies in darkness,” will let the lights go out on fact-checking the presidency of Joe Biden.
After The Post published its final tally of “lies or misleading statements by Donald Trump” (they tallied 30,573), the paper’s spokesperson said it has “no plans” to keep a tally database of Joe Biden’s falsehoods “at this time.”
“The database of Trump claims was started a month after Trump became president as a way not to overwhelm our fact-checking enterprise,” The Post spokesperson said, adding that the paper’s daily reporting would still attempt to keep track of both parties’ statements.
Biden, who many conservative and nonpartisan journalists see as the gaffe king that never stopped giving, has plenty of baggage when it comes to inaccurate statements, untruths, embellishments, plagiarism, and fictional statements.
The Washington Post says it has "no plans" to keep a database of falsehoods by @JoeBiden "at this time." If it weren't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all. https://t.co/BxnICuCQIW via @tperkins @DailySignal
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 25, 2021
There is a litany of public statements dating back as 1987 when C-SPAN unearthed video of Mr. Biden lying about his graduation ranking in law school. Then, it was a scandal that ended one of his many shots at the presidency.
There was his missive about being arrested trying to visit then imprisoned Nelson Mandela in South Africa. Even The Post’s fact-checkers called that claim “ridiculous.”
The Post additionally called shenanigans on Biden’s account of a trip he took to Afghanistan. “In the space of three minutes, Biden got the time period, the location, the heroic act, the type of medal, the military branch and the rank of the recipient wrong, as well as his own role in the ceremony,” The Post declared.
Perhaps appropriately but certainly ironically, the news of The Post’s decision to forgo fact-checking the Biden administration broke on the very same day as a new poll revealed a record numbers of Americans think the mainstream media is intentionally trying to deceive the American public.