Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trump’s Untruths Are Facts Not Hard to Find

The conservative Facebook page, U.S. Constitution, and constitution.com, have the audacity to claim Trump did not mock a disabled reporter and he was being truthful when he said thousands of people were watching and cheering when the towers came down on 9/11.

Seventy-six percent of Trump’s statements have been false according to PoliticalFact.com. Yet, all of his supporters have believed every one of them.



One criticism heard often is the left leaning media is corrupt. You can never get a true story watching the news.

Of course that’s true if your only source of news is Fox, The Blaze, Breitbart, Town Hall Magazine, Red State, or the many other websites and publications that depend on put-down, and on inflammatory and hyperbolic language to arouse their audiences and readers because its more lucrative. However, it only spreads untruths and misinformation, which sow seeds of distrust and hate.

When you acquire sufficient facts, only then can you determine whether a story is true. Determining what is factual depends on what you watch, to whom you listen, what, and of whom you read from a variety of credible sources. No one should make judgements on one news report or on one writer. If what presented is sincere, and presented in precise, comprehensive, and appropriate language, its veracity can be determined. If a majority of the reporting contains the same basic facts, you can probably conclude a story to be true. It’s easy to do if you are conscientious and honest in  finding the truth

Here are some Fact Check Websites For Getting Political Facts:

FactCheck.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics.

PolitiFact.com is a project of the St. Petersburg Times to help you find the truth in American politics. Reporters and editors from the Times fact – check statements by members of Congress, the White House, lobbyists and interest groups and rate them on our Truth-O-Meter.

OpenSecrets.org is your nonpartisan guide to money’s influence on U.S. elections and public policy. Whether you’re a voter, journalist, activist, student or interested citizen, use this free site to shine the light on the government. Count cash and make a change.

Snopes.com is one of the best online resources that debunks Urban Legends and Rumors on a huge number of topics. It’s run by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson, who established this website in 1995.

TruthOrFiction.com is your Email Reality Check. Get the truth about rumors, inspirational stories, virus warnings, hoaxes, scams, humorous tales, pleas for help, urban legends, prayer requests, calls to action, and other forwarded emails. So basically it covers almost every hoax that lands in your Email Inbox.

Hoax-Slayer is dedicated to debunking email hoaxes, thwarting Internet scammers, combating spam, and educating web users about email and Internet security issues.”


Copyright © Horatio Green 2016



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