Senator Ted Cruz fired back at the latest absurd attempt to fact-check him on his podcast.
On a prior episode, Sen. Cruz highlighted one email from Hunter Biden’s laptop that he said “reads as if it was cut-and-pasted from an official government briefing. An official government briefing that one would infer his father had received. And it reads as if it could easily have come from a classified briefing. We don’t know that. But the level of geopolitical and geo-strategic analysis is the sort of analysis that is often in classified briefings.”
In response, the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler attempted to argue that all the email really just proves that “Hunter Biden reads newspapers,” and branded false Cruz’s opinion that a particular email read like a government document.
Did you see this? Over at the Washington Post, fact-checker Glenn Kessler gave us three ‘Pinocchios.’ Why? Because they said we couldn’t prove Hunter Biden’s email about Ukraine that we walked through on an earlier podcast, that we couldn’t prove it came from a Vice Presidential briefing or classified materials. Now, mind you, we didn’t assert that it came from classified materials, we said it has a level of scholarship and erudition that it markedly atypical from anything else Hunter Biden has ever wrote. It reads in the same style and level of analysis one typically sees in these briefings. And I said from having read many of these briefings that much of this could easily be classified. All of those are true – but Glenn Kessler said ‘Well, we’re the Washington Post dammit and it’s our job to be press secretary for the White House.”
Cruz’s Special Advisor for Communications Steve Guest previously responded to Kessler last week, blasting his fact-check as trash: “The Washington Post ‘Fact Checker’ lives in a world where he issues Pinocchios on legitimate open questions about how Hunter Biden got the information in his emails and then he uses wiggle words like ‘suggest,’ ‘appears,’ or ‘we’re fairly confident.’” Read more…