[T]he percentage of Americans who find media as a whole trustworthy is now down 34 percent. It’s getting so bleak, even the fact checkers need to be fact-checked. Enter the Washington Post and one of its fact-checkers, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, who – more than anyone else at that paper – needs to put her biases aside and look at stories every day objectively in an effort to come to a logical conclusion on who gets the oft-cited paper’s Pinocchios (and how many) and who does not.
Ms. Ye Hee Lee came under harsh scrutiny last week when coming to the curious conclusion that Carly Fiorina’s claim of going from secretary (by all and every account, she was) to eventually a CEO deserves three Pinocchios. Why? Because, according to Ye Hee Lee, Fiorina had advantages other secretaries simply did not in becoming the first woman CEO of a Fortune 20 company in history, which therefore means she’s somehow lying about her resume, or something. Said fact-checker also notes that Fiorina’s working career didn’t actually begin until she received an advanced degree (MBA), therefore making any job she held prior irrelevant. Per Ye Hee Lee’s column: