Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Bigger Liar

The NY Times has compared the number of lies told by Obama and Trump. They appear to have tried to be factual in that they have listed all of the lies they attribute to each. They also claim: 
We applied the same conservative standard to Obama and Trump, counting only demonstrably and substantially false statements.
This article counts only distinct falsehoods for both Trump and Obama.
We left out any statement that could be plausibly defended even if many people would disagree with the president's interpretation. We also left out modest quantitative errors, such as Trump's frequent imprecision with numbers.
Their conclusion:
In his first 10 months, Trump told nearly six times as many falsehoods as Obama did during his entire presidency, 103 vs 18.

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