Wednesday, September 16, 2020

It (Mostly) Isn't The Lies It's The Lying

I know I've been saying this for years, but the individual Trump lies are usually not important, it's the fact that he lies constantly. Instead of treating the president as the constant liar he is, each new statement is given the presumption of veracity, even if it is "fact checked" later. "The president said some dumb shit and it's probably not true but I suppose we'll check on it at some point" would be more informative journalism than repeating what he says.