I suspect most of us would bet our lives on the latter. It's hard to find more obvious proof than the fact that the Washington Post Fact Checker was inoperative for the two years in which Democrats overwhelmingly controlled the federal government and held a supermajority in Congress. Not one claim was fact-checked during this period of unprecedented government expansion to radically intervene in more citizens' lives from health care to financial reform. The WaPo watchdog became a lapdog, going completely AWOL from Barack Obama's election in November of 2008 until January of this year.
Now that Republicans have some power in Washington again, it's been fired up to attack them of course, misrepresenting Paul Ryan's proposed solution (the only solution from either party on the table) to shore up America's finances and steer clear of government insolvency.
Here's Washington Post's Glenn Kessler's own statement about the revival of Fact Checker after a two year absence:
Welcome to the new Fact Checker column. My colleague Michael Dobbs started the column during the 2008 campaign and now The Washington Post is reviving it as a permanent feature. We will not be bound by the antics of the presidential campaign season, but will focus on any statements by political figures and government officials... we will not be limited to political charges or countercharges. We will seek to explain difficult issues, provide missing context and provide analysis and explanation of various "code words" used by politicians, diplomats and others to obscure or shade the truth.The only one shading the truth is the Washington Post. Their perversion of fact checking is mired by which statements are chosen by whom in an effort to spin their own ideology. Ever since Media Matters was founded, it's been the new favorite tool of the Left. You have to hand it to the Democrats for finding more clever ways every year to be deceitful.
Hat tip to Karl at Hot Air.