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Washington Post hits McAuliffe with four Pinocchios for wildly inflating Virginia coronavirus numbers

Written by on November 1, 2021

Washington Post hits McAuliffe with four Pinocchios for wildly inflating Virginia coronavirus numbers

By Peter Boykin – American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist

 

Washington Post hits McAuliffe with four Pinocchios for ‘wildly’ inflating Virginia’s coronavirus numbers

 

Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe’s repeated false statements about the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the state came to a head as The Washington Post awarded him its worst possible falsehood rating of four Pinocchios.

“The pandemic will continue to be a serious policy challenge for the next Virginia governor but there’s no reason for McAuliffe to hype the numbers. He earns Four Pinocchios,” wrote The Post’s resident fact-checker, Glenn Kessler, after outlining each instance McAuliffe repeated the false figures. “He offers wildly inflated figures for child hospitalizations, suggesting again that these were daily figures and claiming twice that these many children were in ICUs. Instead, he appears to be citing a figure for all of the children hospitalized with covid-19 in Virginia over the past 19 months — which is still inflated.”

“In speaking about the threat of the coronavirus to the state, McAuliffe frequently touts numbers — often wrong numbers about the impact on children,” Kessler wrote. “When we first queried the McAuliffe campaign about his figures, we were told it was a slip of the tongue. Okay, we understand that, and so we passed on a fact check. But then his tongue kept slipping.”

Kessler wrote that The Post first became interested in McAuliffe’s numbers on Sept. 28 when he claimed, during the gubernatorial debate against Republican businessman Glenn Youngkin, that there were 8,000 new coronavirus cases in Virginia the previous day. He then repeated the claim the following day, and again on Oct. 7. during a radio interview.

McAuliffe continued to make the false claim about the number of children in ICU beds, as well as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state outside of weekend numbers, on multiple occasions over the following weeks, Kessler added.

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