Washington Post Glenn Kessler, “Fact Checker”, hehuffed and puffed on Tuesday over “China bought oil from America’s U.S. reserves, causing misplaced outrage.” Washington Free Beacon was one “liar” in this scandal. In an editorial titled Fact Checking’s Final Frontier, they replied “We at the Washington Free Beacon love the fact-checkers. When they’re ‘fact-checking’ us, we know we must be doing something right.”
They called Kessler’s article “a master class in the left’s crusade to conflate objective truth with Democratic spin.”
Kessler couldn’t find anything that the Free Beacon reported was false. It was just that simple facts were “nefarious”. They were giving him a false impression.
This is an example of how simple facts — SPR oil was sold to a subsidiary of a Chinese company and Hunter Biden once has a business relationship with that company — are turned into something nefarious. In a competitive bid process, the contract was given to the highest bidders. Hunter Biden was far removed from the U.S. trading arms of the Chinese company.
Moreover, there’s no reason for outrage. Global supply and demand determine oil prices. By increasing supply across the globe, the Biden administration aims to reduce the price of crude oil. This effort includes selling crude oil to traders based anywhere in the world, including those based in America, Europe, or Asia.
Anybody who believes that the Biden administration has done something wrong here — as opposed to following the rules — Earns three Pinocchios
Pinocchios are awarded to anyone who suggests Team Biden is a bad looking team. Any outrage directed at the Bidens will be deemed “misplaced anger.” It’s a great way to do “fact-checking.” It’s not possible to say that the “Strategic Petroleum Reserve” was used to sell oil to our largest geopolitical enemy not strategically. Kessler & Co. have a bad habit of absolving the Biden team on energy policy.
The Free Beacon mentioned that Ian Sams (Biden adviser) was happily a part of the happy. waving Kessler’s assessment around on Twitter, accusing Republicans of “pushing false conspiracies about the President.” Their conclusion was based on this:
Our last run-in with the fact-checking community was over our massively viral video that plainly shows President Joe Biden shaking hands with thin air. This is false! After having viewed the film like Zapruder’s, they concluded that viewers can only see what is in the video.
Before that, it was our report on the Biden administration’s plan to fund the distribution of crack pipes to drug addicts as part of its “harm reduction” approach to drug addiction. Fact checks, including Kessler’s, relied entirely on the ass-covering say-so’s of Biden administration officials to undermine our shoe leather reporting, which has now been corroborated by us and others.
We are all dependent on your condemnation, and every Pinocchio or Pants on Fire is another step in our journey.