Three Pinocchios: Washpost ‘Fact Checker’ claims ‘little evidence’ to Biden

The Washington PostGlenn Kessler, its editor and lead author of “The Fact Checker”, has misrepresented President Joe Biden’s responsibility for high energy prices in the United States.

Kessler and his PinocchiosKessler unreasonably claimed in a March 15 article that “there is very little evidence that Biden’s policies have had a direct impact on oil production.” That’s right, The Washington Post? Benjamin Zeicher, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, noted that the administration’s fight against fossil fuels has contributed to reduced output and increased prices. “[A]n The expectation that future investments will be artificially limited has the effect of raising prices today. Why would the market expect such restrictions on future investments? Don’t look any further Biden administration Policy For the answer. The ‘Net-Zero’ crusade against fossil fuels is a clear attempt to force a sharp decline in current and future production, “Jaicher noted. [Emphasis added.]

Zeicher has clearly portrayed the “direct effect” – as Kessler puts it – in full on Kessler’s argument for the policies of the Biden administration.

“There are various decisions to limit or not approve investment in pipelines and other such infrastructure, both Administration directly And by “independent” regulatory bodies, such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, “wrote Jaichar. [Emphasis added.]

Kessler acknowledged that the US government could shape market perceptions, which affect gas prices, but reduced the issue by claiming that the effect is “marginally”. He then downplayed his remarks, acknowledging that Biden had killed the Keystone XL pipeline on his first day in office and fought for fossil fuels by pushing for clean energy. ”

Kessler also questioned Biden’s labeling of rising gas prices as “Putin’s price increase” and further downplayed that Biden was not really responsible for the rise in gas prices. Kessler reiterated, citing former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Obama Treasury official Steven Ratner as a “credible case” that the $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan helped the current rise in gas prices.

Kessler’s “fact checker” should know that trying to protect Biden from the political collapse of skyscraper prices under his watch is a lost cause.

Kessler and a team of fact-checkers The post Apply the “Pinocchio test” when rating “politicians, political candidates, diplomats, or interest groups.” According to the paper’s own standards, Kessler’s analysis could get an embarrassing “Three Pinocchio” to say “the truth about gas prices and oil production”.[s]Significant practical errors and / or obvious contradictions. ”

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