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Response to Capperdan (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 10:56 AM

5. it's not that they shouldn't lie, it's that the media should cover it better

al gore got torn to shreds for supposedly lying about "inventing" the internet (when in fact, he deserved much credit for getting early funding and for pushing government agencies to put massive amounts of useful data on the web, which made it vastly more useful than it had been; moreover, he never used the word "invented" and no one could seriously think he was claiming credit for being an engineer).

al gore previously had a reputation for being honest to a fault, which is exactly why republicans pushed tried to hammer him over the supposed lie. as usual, the media followed the republican script and relentlessly attacked gore over this one "lie". the real story was that republicans searched high and low and couldn't find a compelling lie, so they had to, well, invent one and pin it on gore.

but the media went with it and he was hounded throughout the campaign over this one completely and utterly trivial statement.

contrast this with how the media covers donnie's lies. mostly, the media just repeats them. sometimes they roll their eyes and lower their jaw. but they've only recently, after 10,000+ lies, even acknowledged that he's a liar and somethings he says just aren't true.

the right-wing bias is astounding.

but that's the problem. it's all in the media coverage. the media could shut down donnie's lying in the heartbeat if they just gave him a fraction of the treatment they gave al gore.

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