The Washington Post fact-checking database has been discontinued, according to The Blaze.
Glenn Kessler announced that they would no longer maintain the database due to the overwhelming workload.
“Here’s the Biden database — which we do not plan to extend beyond 100 days. I have learned my lesson.”
Kessler continued, “‘Learned my lesson’ means that who knows what the next four years will bring. We have fact-checked Biden rigorously and will continue to do so. Trump at 500 claims/100 days was manageable; 8,000+ was not.”
“Maintaining the Trump database over four years required about 400 additional 8-hour days over four years beyond our regular jobs for three people.”
“Biden is off to a relatively slow start but who knows what will happen. We will keep doing fact checks, just not a database.”
Stephen L. Miller said, “The Biden presidency is over. Rest easy. What an incredible 100 days of presidency.”
Other Twitter users said:
“Come on, man, Go ahead and enjoy your 4-year vacation. Thanks for confirming your bias.”
“4 year vacation because blue team.”
“Hooray standards! If they didn’t come in double, how would y’all operate?!”
“I would have thought the 8 prostrate years before Trump would have left you sufficiently rested.”
Kessler said, “Biden’s relatively limited number of falsehoods is a function, at least in part, of the fact that his public appearances consist mostly of prepared texts vetted by his staff. He devotes little time to social media, in contrast to his Twitter-obsessed predecessor, and rarely faces reporters or speaks off the cuff.”
From The Blaze:
Commenters on Twitter couldn’t help but point out the Post’s blatant double standard. Several noted how rich it is that the left-leaning media organization found the time and energy to fact-check Trump’s every statement during all four years of his presidency, but are now throwing in the towel after a few months of Biden.
In the 100 days analysis of Biden, Kessler assessed that the new president made 67 “false or misleading statements” in comparison to Trump’s 511.
The Post’s decision to shut down its presidential database comes just days after Kessler was widely panned for an egregious fact-check on South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s family history.