Is it important for elected leaders to be truthful? - page 5
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Nov 20Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 18,134; Likes: 37,968Foreign media outlets keep showing how to cover politics in the age of Trump. Will U.S. outlets learn their lesson?
Access journalism and softball interviews fail the American people. U.S.-based media need a reality check.
"Trump returns to his dangerous lying about elections, makes up story about massive voter fraud he says has cost the Republicans victories...and falsely adds that you need a 'voter ID' to buy cereal," Toronto Star Washington correspondent Daniel Dale tweeted about a recent interview between the president and The Daily Caller, an outlet Dale called "horrific."
Dale, who is known for his meticulous fact checks on Trump's statements to the press and at rallies, was right: The interview with The Daily Caller was riddled with unchallenged errors and nonsensical statements.
For instance, he lied about his border wall and about his attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
He claimed that undocumented immigrants were voting in California and that Massachusetts residents had been bused into New Hampshire during the 2016 election, flipping the state to Hillary Clinton's favor.
He accused people of voting twice by putting on disguises and changing clothes and, as is almost always the case, he also peppered his responses with half-truths and exaggerations.
Daily Caller editor Amber Athey responded to Dale's criticism with a tweet of her own: "Why don't you let American outlets handle interviewing the president?"
Maybe U.S. outlets, including mainstream organizations, simply aren't up to the task of holding the powerful accountable...
Foreign media outlets keep showing how to cover politics in the age of Trump. Will U.S. outlets learn their lesson?Last edit by herring_RN on Nov 20 : Reason: I forgot to label this as an opinion
Nov 20From: US ; Joined: Feb '14; Posts: 9,880; Likes: 18,698I am repeatedly stunned by the willingness of millions of Americans to tolerate blatant lies and fabrications from one man every single day.
Nov 20Joined: May '16; Posts: 4,291; Likes: 15,108Quote from toomuchbaloneyThey don't just tolerate the lies, they make up excuses, and forgive the lies.I am repeatedly stunned by the willingness of millions of Americans to tolerate blatant lies and fabrications from one man every single day.
But some Trumpsters only care that their wallets have gotten fatter with Trump.
We have all read those posts.
Those are the me, me, myself, me, Trump supporters.