In this episode, we talk with Glenn Kessler, editor… and chief writer of the Washington Post Fact Checker… and credited with doing the first official fact check during the 1996 Presidential campaign… ahead of a debate between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.

 

Kessler is also co-author of the book… Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President’s Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lieswhich chronicles and examines the falsehoods Trump has uttered throughout his presidency.

 

Kessler’s approach to fact checking had to change during the years Trump was president… prompting him and his team to create a separate database to catalogue and deal with the average of 15 false claims a day… while still endeavoring to explore and contextualize fact checks from other politicians based on policy.

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