In his 2012 wrap-up column, Washington Post Fact Check columnist Glenn Kessler thanks the Washington Examiner for keeping the column honest:
While we deal in the facts, the most difficult — and controversial — part of the job is assigning the number of Pinocchios at the end of the column. We try our best to be consistent, but by its nature the rating is somewhat subjective. It gets especially difficult in the Two- versus Three-Pinocchio realm. We appreciate informed commentary by readers and critics — such as Mark Hemingway in the Weekly Standard and Sean Higgins in the Washington Examiner — who have pointed out our leaps in judgment or inconsistency of standards.
Thanks Glenn, and Merry Christmas to you.