SOME PRESS COVERAGE IGNORES CASCADE OF FALSEHOODS AT ORLANDO RALLY
WASHINGTON POST DATABASE OF LIES EXCEEDS 10,000
By Richard Leonard, Communications Committee
After President Trump’s rally in Orlando Tuesday to launch his re-election campaign, tcpalm.com ’s coverage led with the headline:
“TRUMP PROMISES TO KEEP FIGHTING, WINNING”
And KEEP LYING, but that goes without saying. No, really, the coverage made no mention of the 18 big lies and falsehoods in the president’s speech.
In truth, most community newspapers and news websites across the country do not fact-check the president in real time. His lies are either no longer newsworthy or too overwhelming.
However, The Washington Post is staying on top of every lie, big and small. The newspaper’s website keeps a running tally of the president’s lies, which now exceeds 10,000 entries. The site is available to everyone as a public service:
In his coverage, Steven Rizzo of the Post wrote that Trump’s campaign kickoff speech in Orlando“was littered with the same false or misleading claims he has so often repeated as president. Phony numbers on trade. Unfounded claims about immigrants. False statements about special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation. Fishy economic statistics and wild exaggerations about his presidential accomplishments.”
To its credit, tcpalm.com did cover the anti-Trump rally of about 2000, including some intrepid volunteers from Indian River County. Kudos to all who made the trip.
A final observation regarding Trump’s vow to keep winning: Win what, exactly?
A tax cut that benefits corporations and the wealthy and has blown up the debt to $22 billion? If that’s winning, then Americans lose. It’s up to us to make certain that thisAmerican nightmare will be brought to an end in January 2021, if not sooner.
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