Sad Trombone Plays for Glenn Kessler After Embarrassing Biden ‘Fact Check’ Gets Walked Back – RedState

Sad Trombone Plays for Glenn Kessler After Embarrassing Biden ‘Fact Check’ Gets Walked Back – RedState

After arriving via a gas-guzzling motorcade, President Joe Biden made a rather alarming statement during the “climate change” speech he gave Wednesday at the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachusetts.

He told the people in attendance, including U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, that he has cancer as he spun a story about how he allegedly got the disease as a child from his mother’s oil-slicked windshield as she drove him to school.

“That’s why I and so damn many other people I grew up [with] have cancer,” Biden proclaimed.

Biden’s comments set off the B.S. detectors of conservatives including the RNC Research Twitter account, which simply put up a tweet asking “Did Joe Biden just announce he has cancer? ” which included Biden’s quote and a short video clip of what he said.

Folks raising questions about Biden’s sudden announcement irritated noted Democrat apologist and Washington Post “fact checker” Glenn Kessler, who frantically rushed to Biden’s defense with this gem, apparently not understanding that one of the main issues people took with Biden’s remarks was his use of “have cancer” – which is present tense, as in “I have it right now”:

The “fact check” was embarrassing for multiple reasons, with one of them being – as I noted above – the issue was Biden suggesting he had cancer right now, and the other being that Kessler inadvertently undercut Biden’s half-baked claim himself when he noted that the non-melanoma skin cancers Biden had were removed “before he became president.” In other words, not “now.” And obviously that wouldn’t have come from an oil-slicked windshield.

Regardless, the White House used Kessler’s tweet as an explainer for what Biden supposedly meant, which backfired on both them and Kessler when Kessler later caught wind – via Townhall.com editor Katie Pavlich – of the fact that Biden has told this story before, except in the prior story he claimed it was asthma he got from the oil-slicked windshield, not cancer:

Kessler’s seeming walk back of his earlier indignant defense of Biden, and the White House’s eager touting of Kessler’s original tweet prompted requests for an explanation:

Won’t happen, but you can best believe the if President Trump made the same whopper of a claim, Kessler, CNN’s Daniel, Dale, Politfact and all the rest would be hiring extra staff to help them compile the pieces they’d write debunking and mocking the Orange Man – because these people are nothing if not utterly and shamelessly predictable.

Flashback: WaPo Fact-Checker Who Said Joe Biden Didn’t Say What He Said Gets Debunked Hours Later – by Biden

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Originally Posted on: https://redstate.com/sister-toldjah/2022/07/21/sad-trombone-plays-for-glenn-kessler-after-embarrassing-biden-fact-check-gets-walked-back-n599090
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