Friday, July 22, 2016

Fact Checking - Donald Trump and local NIMBIES unite in "truth"

Image result for Donald Trump funny pictureWhat passes for "truth" from Donald Trump and the political far right is so reminiscent of the "truth doesn't matter" mantra from local NIMBIES in this City. "If we think it or say it, it must be true"-- right, not! 

CNN/Kevin Liptak, CNN White House producer, 7/22/16. "Obama: Trump's doom-and-gloom doesn't match reality."

....  "I think it is important to be absolutely clear here. Some of the fears that were expressed throughout the week just don't jibe with the facts," he said, going on to cite statistics showing crime rates have fallen under his presidency.  America is much less violent than it was 20 or 30 years ago," Obama said.

.... Making his pitch for a massive trade deal with Pacific nations, Obama pushed back against Trump's more isolationist platform -- and took a dig at the GOP candidate's proposed border wall.  .... 'The closeness between the US and Mexico is more than a relationship between two governments,' Pena Nieto said through a translator in his opening remarks. 'It is a solid, sound, unbreakable relationship between peoples who live in both nations.' "  Read article. 

Reference, Fact Checking.  Fact Checking Organization, "Fact Checking Trump's Big Speech."  

Image result for Pacifica, Beach Blvd picture
And science supports building a
proper sea wall in West Sharp Park,
ather than doing nothing (the NIMBY way). 
Related, news articles.  PBS/KQED News hour/Associated Press, 7/21/16, "AP Fact Check: Donald Trump's RNC acceptance speech."  Washington Post, "Fact-checking Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the 2016 RNC." "The dark portrait of America that Donald J. Trump sketched in his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention is a compendium of doomsday stats that fall apart upon close scrutiny. Numbers are taken out of context, data is manipulated, and sometimes the facts are wrong. ... a rundown of 25 of Trump’s key claims — and how they differ from reality — arranged by subject. As is our practice, we do not award Pinocchios for a roundup of claims made in convention events."   The Guardian/David Smith and Scott Bixby, 7/22/16.  Fact checking Trump's Republican convention speech: what was true?" " "The GOP candidate delivered few downright lies but traded in what he calls ‘truthful hyperbole’ – and excluded statistics pointing to recovery since 2008." "In many cases he was right, and the GOP candidate delivered few downright lies, although he also traded in what he once referred to as 'truthful hyperbole'. Unsurprisingly, he systematically excluded statistics often quoted by the White House that paint a sunnier picture of American recovery since the 2008 financial crisis." Politics USA/Jason Easley, 7/21/16, "Donald told no less than 21 fact checked proven lies during his acceptance speech. Thanks to the early leaking of Trump's speech transcript, it was easy for fact checkers to pre-debunk Donald Trump's acceptance speech lies."

Note photographs/graphics. Donald Trump facepage image to Donald Trump Memes. Beach Blvd sinkhole KGO image from CNN/Tony Marco, 1/26/16, "Homes, apartments teetering on cliff's edge in California." 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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