WaPo was forced to give the Biden admin "Three Pinocchios" for claiming the GOP is defunding police

Jul 8th

You know that The Washington Post absolutely hated doing this fact check:

The Washington Post's Fact-Checker dinged the White House for claiming Republicans were "defunding the police," giving the eyebrow-raising talking point "Three Pinocchios."

Recent remarks by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki and senior Biden adviser Cedric Richmond had sought to turn the tables on months of some progressive Democrats advocating for slicing or even dismantling municipal police department budgets. Their logic was GOP opposition to the $1.9-trillion coronavirus relief bill passed this year amounted to supporting defunding police, since $350 billion was allocated for state and local government aid.

I still can't believe this is something the White House tried to claim. I mean, seriously, I have a working prefrontal cortex.

I saw and heard the people who were calling to defund the police across the nation. Not a single one of them was conservative, and certainly none of them had the little "R" before their name to signify their official affiliation with the GOP.

To imply that Congressional Republicans were attempting to somehow defund the police in the insane $1.9 TRILLION bill is beyond ridiculous!

Here's what WaPo's Glenn Kessler was forced to report:

"Although Republicans all opposed Biden's coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything. Rather, Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds. That's not a reduction."

We're now at the point where politicians are like toddlers caught with chocolate all over their face and they're trying to claim someone else ate the cookies.

The sad thing is, the media often lets them get away with it if they belong to the political left.

Take Kessler, for example, who decided that WaPo would be shutting down its presidential fact-check database the second Orange Man Bad wasn't in office:

With that in mind, really consider how painful it must have been for Kessler to prescribe the Biden admin "Three Pinnocchios" for their claim that Republicans defunded the police:

"[G]oing strictly by the bill text, lawmakers had no guarantee that police would get a slice of the pie," he wrote. "What's more, voting against a one-time infusion of cash is not the same as voting to cut funding, so there is little basis to claim that Republicans are trying to 'defund the police.'"

Live-shot of Kessler writing those words:

I'll leave you with some thoughts my man Regie has for the Dems.


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