During former President Donald Trump’s term in office, every newspaper and media outlet in the country made sure to keep a record of all his “false statements” as they did everything they could in their mission to portray him as a “liar.”
The Washington Post even had a dedicated spot on their website that kept track of everything he said that they deemed to be “false.” In the end, it turned out that most of the claims on their list were distorted by them so that they could make Trump sound like he was saying something that he really wasn’t.
But now that the president has changed, they’re assuring the American people that they won’t be holding President Joe Biden accountable in the same way they did Trump, even though he has been proven to have lied several times over the past five decades.
According to the Washington Post, they refuse to fact-check President Biden because they believe he’ll “be like Obama.”
“Trump’s departure also equals an end to having a false claims project for the current president…We do not have plans to launch a Biden database at this time,” the Washington Post told the Daily Caller.
“The database of Trump claims was started a month after Trump became president as a way not to overwhelm our fact-checking enterprise, where the core mission is to explain complex policy issues,” they added.
On January 16th, fact-checker for the Washington Post, Glenn Kessler, told CNN why they believe there will be no need for a Biden fact-check team:
So because they believe he’ll “be like Obama,” they don’t think it’ll be necessary to fact-check anything he says.