WaPo Fact-Checker Backtracks After GOP Senator Tom Cotton Correctly Predicted Boston Bomber Would Receive COVID Stimulus Check

Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler offered a mea culpa of sorts after having rewarded two Pinocchios to Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., for predicting that murderers like convicted terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev would receive a COVID stimulus check. In March 2021, Kessler ran the headline “Murderers, undocumented immigrants: Hyped-up claims about who’s getting stimulus checks” with an image of Cotton plastered on the page, challenging claims that he and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wy., made that the $1,400 checks Americans were set to receive would be going to those not qualified or worthy for them. 

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