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Norvell

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Subj: Re: Interesting article about presidential lies...
Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 at 05:21:00 pm EST (Viewed 56 times)
Reply Subj: Interesting article about presidential lies...
Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 at 01:47:38 pm EST (Viewed 69 times)



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    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/14/opinion/sunday/trump-lies-obama-who-is-worse.html



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    It is looking at how many time Trump lies vs Obama. I know some will always question the methodology and that is fair. The main take away is that the number of reality defying whoppers Trump tells is in a league of its own.



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    Even if we acknowledge half-truths (which I would argue are more common for the started politician like Obama or others) Trump still fairs worse.



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    The guy does not have much attachment to reality. The fact that so many buy in that the administration is the only source of factual news is striking.


The graph would be funny if it weren't reality. I think Fareed Zakaria put it best:

"A tweet or a statement... it's sort of amusing to watch -- how's he going to pull it off this time? What is he going to argue? Usually he adds that the press hates him. But there's a term for this kind of thing. This is the mode of a bullsh** artist."

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"As the crazy talk continues, standard rules of fact, truth, and reality, have disappeared in this campaign. Donald Trump has piled such vast quantities of his trademark product into the political arena that the stench is now overwhelming and unbearable."

This was before he became president.


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