Earlier, we told you about the Washington Free Beacon‚Äôs new report on the Biden administration including free crack pipes in their safe smoking kits for drug addicts. Patrick Hauf, who originally broke the story, actually looked for further hard evidence to support the claims in his February article, and he found it. Lots of it.
The White House said safe smoking kits don‚Äôt have crack pipes in them.
So @FreeBeacon went out to see for our selves.
‚ÄĒ Brent Scher (@BrentScher) May 12, 2022
Back in February, Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler dismissed the Free Beacon‚Äôs story, claiming that it ‚Äúrelied on assumptions.‚ÄĚ
Will you be issuing a correction, @GlennKesslerWP?
‚ÄĒ Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 12, 2022
Apology? Link back to his original story with a big, flashy correction?
Nope, sorry. Best Glenn can manage is to tweet out the Washington Free Beacon‚Äôs new article:
Yes, Safe Smoking Kits Include Free Crack Pipes. We Know Because We Got Them. https://t.co/8bHrAOpo1Q
‚ÄĒ Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 12, 2022
Uh, thanks? We guess? Feels a bit lacking, considering how Kessler used his considerable ‚Äúfact checking‚ÄĚ platform to impugn Hauf and the Free Beacon‚Äôs reporting and integrity.
This you? pic.twitter.com/dQ9qxqKouk
‚ÄĒ Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) May 12, 2022
That‚Äôs him. And this is the outlet he proudly works for:
So are you going to admit that you lied? pic.twitter.com/3daVh3u7AW
‚ÄĒ Greg Price (@greg_price11) May 12, 2022
Don‚Äôt count on it. We‚Äôve checked his feed and at least as of the time we published this post, there‚Äôs nothing resembling an apology or a mea culpa about this.
‚ÄĒ StopWokeCulture (@MkayUokay) May 12, 2022
‚ÄĒ Will_Sinner ‚Äď Heretic4Hire (@willsin4fun) May 12, 2022
We‚Äôll leave you with Kessler‚Äôs current pinned tweet:
To learn more about our fact checking process, watch this video: https://t.co/dWofZ0dxgc
‚ÄĒ Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) August 3, 2021
We‚Äôre pretty well acquainted with the Washington Post Fact Checker‚Äôs fact-checking process: it sucks.