Ruthless podcast pans WaPo fact-checker: He tried to say Tim Scott's family 'had it easy' in Jim Crow South

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The co-hosts of the conservative podcast Ruthless took aim at Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler over his widely-panned "fact-check" of Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.
The co-hosts of the conservative podcast Ruthless took aim at Washington Post fact-checker Glenn Kessler over his widely-panned "fact-check" of Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.

Ruthless co-host Josh Holmes kicked off the conversation on Tuesday by calling Kessler's report "anything but a fact-check" and accused him of "trying to discredit" Scott over his family's ancestry.

"He was so out of pocket- he was essentially in this article making the argument that Tim Scott's Black family in the Deep South decades and decades and decades ago had it easy," co-host Comfortably Smug said. "He was like, 'Listen, Tim Scott talks about pulling himself up by the bootstraps, but his family had land during the Jim Crow South.' That was his argument! Like, that was the fact-check!"

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