On Friday, the fifth anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Kamala Harris (CA) and Elizabeth Warren (MA) promoted the Department of Justice-debunked narrative that Michael Brown was "murdered" by white police officer Darren Wilson.
Most mainstream media outlets failed to correct the Democrats — a trend that didn't go unnoticed by many conservative pundits, including Rush Limbaugh — but early Tuesday morning, The Washington Post published a much-welcome fact-check on the candidates' statements. In his analysis, fact-checker Glenn Kessler determined that both Harris and Warren deserved the Post's worst rating: Four Pinocchios, which it defines as a full-fledged "whopper."
On the anniversary of Brown's death Friday, Harris tweeted: "Michael Brown's murder forever changed Ferguson and America. His tragic death sparked a desperately needed conversation and a nationwide movement. We must fight for stronger accountability and racial equity in our justice system."