Fact Checkers: The New America

I am grateful that in an age when one of our political candidates has a terribly egregious disdain of truth, there are still people who care enough to compare his remarks against reality. When they do that, it seems that trump and truth are mutually exclusive. He calls everyone else liars when in fact no one in either party even comes close to his record of untruthfulness.

The NY Times did a fact check on Clinton’s acceptance speech. In a couple of cases they concluded her remarks were “largely true.” In most of them, their conclusion was simply, “this is true.”

Her “worst” misstatement was that 90% of the wealth in the last few years has gone to the top 1% of our people. In fact, as the Times pointed out, that percentage has diminished recently. the latest figure is that 52% of the wealth has gone to the top 1%. That’s roughly like saying your house was destroyed by fire when in fact there was still one wall standing. The literal truth is still overwhelming.

If you think trump might be an acceptable president, you need to read the last twelve months of the work of the fact checkers. You cannot possibly have any respect for the man after reading the extremely long list of bald-faced lies he has told.


About mthayes42

I am a retired pastor, interested in the Bible, cross-cultural ministries, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and the current and past history of western civilization.
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