Fact Check #1
NOTE: This post is under the heading of OTHER COOL THINGS on my blog. This is where I reserve the right to post about things other than restoration, like about kitties or a movie I liked or, eek, about politics!
During the 2016 election campaign I paid a lot, and I mean a lot, of attention to who was telling the truth and who was lying.
Nobody reading this will be surprised when I state that all politicians lie. They do. And, you know, I am OK with this, to some degree, because all people lie.
What I look for though is a politician which lies the LEAST! I think truth and reality are really important! Indeed, this is the #1 thing I look for in a candidate. I cannot think of anything more important in a Presidential candidate.
Fox News has convinced tens of millions of people that President Obama was nothing but a liar. Was he? This is not an opinion-based question to answer but rather is something which can be answered via facts. And I love love love facts!
During his inaugural speech yesterday Donald lied repeatedly. Does this concern you?
Today, both Donald and White House press secretary Sean Spicer brazenly, astonishingly lied. Both claimed that the media was lying about the low attendance at the inauguration. But it is Donald and Sean doing the lying. Brazenly. Does this concern you?
Sean stated: “This was the largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period.”
Donald stated that the crowd looked to be about a million and a half people, and that the media would pay a “big price” for reporting otherwise.
VOX is another news source I read regularly. Today they published an article stating that there is a strategy at work: “The Trump administration is creating a baseline expectation among its loyalists that they can’t trust anything said by the media. The spat over crowd size is a low-stakes, semi-comic dispute, but the groundwork is being laid for much more consequential debates over what is, and isn’t, true.”
Well, all this does concern me.
That Donald, and his spokespeople, are such provable, brazen liars scares the death out of me. For, Donald now controls our nuclear arsenal. With so little regard for the truth I can easily see WWIII becoming a reality based on lies, misinformation, and disinformation. Even if such a dark scenario does not come to pass how many decisions will be made by Donald and Congress, affecting millions of people, also based on lies, misinformation, and disinformation?
In short, don’t the American people deserve something from our President other than the occasional truth?
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