Posts Tagged ‘truth’

Biden’s Unemployment Disaster

May 3, 2021

Biden's Unemployment Disaster

“In an employment trend that industry leaders are calling ‘dire,’ thousands of Presidential fact checkers have been laid off during Joe Biden’s first hundred days in office.

Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of the American Society of Presidential Fact Checkers, said that Biden has single-handedly destroyed the employment picture for many of the group’s members.

‘Over the past three months, America’s Presidential-falsehood infrastructure has all but collapsed,’ Dorrinson said. ‘We have not experienced such a devastating downturn since Richard M. Nixon left office, in 1974.’”

— “Thousands of Presidential Fact Checkers Laid Off in Biden’s First Hundred Days,” Andy Borowitz, The New Yorker

But serously, folks:

“What it’s been like fact-checking Joe Biden through 100 days,” Daniel Dale, CNN

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Credibility: Comey Versus Trump

June 12, 2017

On June 8th, former FBI Director James Comey testified under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee that President Trump asked him to end the FBI investigation of former White House advisor Michael Flynn’s Russian contacts.

Senator Martin Heinrich ( D – NM): “A lot of this comes down to who should we believe. Do you want to say anything as to why we should believe you?”

James Comey: “I think people should look at the whole body of my testimony because, as I used to say to juries when I talked about a witness, you can’t cherry-pick it. You can’t say ‘I like these things he said, but on this, he’s a dirty, rotten liar’. You can’t say, ‘I like these things he said but on this, he’s a [rot]ten liar’. You have to take it together.”

“… in looking at any witness, you look at consistency, track record, demeanor, record over time, that sort of thing.”

President Trump refuted Mr. Comey’s charges that he sought to impede the Flynn investigation, and offered to testify under oath about the matter. The last time Donald Trump offered sworn testimony, in 2007, he was forced to admit to lying 30 times.

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