Washington Post Shuts Down Biden Fact Checking Database After Less Than 100 Days

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 27, 2021   |   12:02PM   |   Washington, DC

The liberal media issued thousands of articles fact-checking President Donald Trump, with many of the factchecks either completely inaccurate, full of holes or so annoyingly pedantic that they served little purpose other than to make him look bad.

Now, less than 100 days into Joe Biden’s administration, the Washington Post is closing down its fact-checking database. The Washington Times has more on the decision that will provide detractors additional prove as to how ridiculous factcheckers are:

Glenn Kessler, editor and chief writer of the Fact Checker, tweeted late Monday that the team would continue to fact-check President Biden “rigorously” but would no longer maintain the database started under former President Trump.

“Here’s the Biden database — which we do not plan to extend beyond 100 days,” Mr. Kessler tweeted. “I have learned my lesson.”

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He cited the enormous workload associated with keeping up with Mr. Trump. In February 2017, the Fact Checker launched a “new interactive graphic” to track “every suspicious claim made by the president in his first 100 days in office.”

No more.

Kessler said the suspending the Biden database was a decision made because doing their job factchecking the Democrat president is just too much work.

“Maintaining the Trump database over four years required about 400 additional 8-hour days over four years beyond our regular jobs for three people,” Mr. Kessler tweeted. “Biden is off to a relatively slow start but who knows what will happen. We will keep doing fact checks, just not a database.”

Not surprisingly, the decision to shut down the database just three months into the Democratic presidency after running at a fever pitch during the Trump administration did not go unremarked on the right.

“The Biden presidency is over. Rest easy,” tweeted media critic Stephen L. Miller. “Whew what an incredible 100 days presidency.”

Even the liberal Post has noted that Joe Biden has already made 67 “false or misleading statements” in his first 100 days — but the leftist newspaper will no longer catalog them. There are likely many more but the Post says the number is low because Biden is rarely available to the media and is completely scripted as president.

“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,” Kessler said. “He devotes little time to social media, in contrast to his Twitter-obsessed predecessor, and rarely faces reporters or speaks off the cuff.”

Decisions like this are why most Americans no longer trust the liberal media.