Father of Alternative Facts (who is YOUR Father?)


A new term has entered the lexicon—’alternative facts’.

It was used by Donald Trump’s adviser Kellyanne Conway to defend those claims by the administration that the crowds at Trump’s inauguration last month were bigger than Barack Obama’s in 2008.

Media organisations have loudly and regularly called out US President Donald Trump for falsehoods over the last 18 months.

from here:

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/does-fact-checking-work-in-an-era-of-alternative-facts/8271272

And from the audio at that site:

[Trump’s] supporters don’t care what he says, they don’t care whether he’s telling the truth or not… whatever he says it doesn’t matter. Whether he’s caught as a misogynist, whether he’s caught lying about a whole bunch of issues, they don’t care because they can see him as their saviour, so the facts aren’t really an issue…

And from here: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/15/rep_ted_lieu_to_introduce_bill

From congressman Ted Lieu:

… when you have a president that lies pathologically, that believes in alternative facts, it suggests to me there is a problem. I don’t know the extent of that problem.


To the “evangelicals” who voted for and continue to support Trump. Do YOU care about your favoured president’s attitude to truth?

Or do you also push aside the clear message of the following and what it says about the source of lies?

You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

 

Who is YOUR Father?

 

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Also see:

“Don’t call it post-truth. There’s a simpler word: lies”

We’ve been calling this “post-truth politics” but I now worry that the phrase is far too gentle, suggesting society has simply reached some new phase in its development. It lets off the guilty too lightly. What Trump is doing is not “engaging in post-truth politics”. He’s lying.
Worse still, Trump and those like him not only lie: they imply that the truth doesn’t matter…

from:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/16/not-post-truth-simpler-words-lies-aleppo-trump-mainstream

And:
“Truth is evaporating before our eyes”
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/19/truth-is-evaporating-before-our-eyes

5 thoughts on “Father of Alternative Facts (who is YOUR Father?)

  1. Donald Trump, now, is angry at the press for his National Security Adviser being fired (or asked to resign). Of course, even the matter of if he was purposely let go is too complicated to get a straight scoop on. It was first said by the administration that he simply resigned. Then it was said he was asked to resign (thus he did). But now the person in the position of President is talking about leaks being illegal, and that it’s unfair how Flynn was treated (as if the press fired him, while the press didn’t fire him). When he was let go, the reasoning was that he no longer had the trust of Trump because he had been misleading to at least the vice president. Nevertheless, the takeaway is supposed to be that the press lies. Mind you, on top of all that, prior to it happening to Trump, Trump was in favor of leaks — for instance against Hillary Clinton, because she’s not Trump.

  2. It’s amazing how he tries to change things around, (and more amazing that people will go along with him)

    In his mind it’s not important whether Flynn did something wrong, but that someone leaked the fact that he’d done something wrong and that the press reported on it.

    So the “real” wrong is that the public was made aware of something dodgy going on behind the scenes.

    Yet more “alternative facts” creating an alternative view of right and wrong.

    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

    (Isaiah 5)

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