Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Trump makes false statement about U.S. murder rate to sheriffs' group

quote [ President Trump met Tuesday morning with a group of sheriffs from the National Sheriffs Association, a group that consists of more than 3,000 sheriffs from around the country. And to this sworn group of law enforcement veterans, with reporters taking notes, he again repeated a falsehood about the murder rate in America.

Trump told the sheriffs, “the murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years.” He blamed the news media for not publicizing this development, then added, “But the murder rate is the highest it’s been in, I guess, 45 to 47 years.” ]

I just hope that someone in the room pointed this out to him, but I doubt it. Sigh...
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[by Kelyn@4:48pmGMT]


sanepride said @ 5:45pm GMT on 8th Feb
By the lilmookie standards of Trump posting I'd be tempted to mod this 'boring', as just another in a countless succession of casual lies our so-called president recites on a daily basis. At this point trying to call out every one is a pointless, futile exercise, and of no concern to everyone actively enabling this regime.
The bigger story from this meeting was the so-called president's unequivocal support of civil asset forfeiture without due process, as emphasized when he 'jokingly' suggested 'destroying' a Texas lawmaker who dared to challenge asset forfeiture without an actual conviction. Even the sheriff who complained about the unnamed lawmaker seemed taken aback by the so-called president's 'joke'.
Kelyn said @ 6:02pm GMT on 8th Feb
While I see your point about calling out his lies, isn't the numbing of the populace to his lies what this administration is trying for? At what point do we start ignoring the lies and just go about our daily lives, and at what point does the "head in the sand" method start to help him?
sanepride said[1] @ 7:29pm GMT on 8th Feb
I'm not advocating ignoring the lies, I think it's perfectly appropriate for the mainstream press to call them out, as WaPo did here. Problem is when we call each one out the bigger issues get lost. If anything there's a strategy here to saturate the reporting environment with so much bullshit that the important, really dangerous stuff gets lost in the mix. That's what helps him. Obviously there's not much we can do about how the media deals with this, but in our own little SE posting microcosm we can try to set a standard of importance. My approach has been posting on larger, cumulative issues, trying to emphasize public impact and resistance, maybe including some of the bigger splashes from the bullshit fountain.
What about something like a weekly lie roundup?
cakkafracle said @ 8:19pm GMT on 8th Feb
The Weekly Weak Lie Report
Kelyn said @ 9:42pm GMT on 8th Feb
That makes sense. I could get behind a weekly pile of lies, though I think I'd pull out what's left of my hair compiling it.
sanepride said @ 9:52pm GMT on 8th Feb
Buzzfeed has a runing tally. No doubt other media outlets do as well.
No hair-pulling necessary.
bbqkink said @ 11:34pm GMT on 8th Feb
If you see something say something.
bbqkink said @ 9:20pm GMT on 8th Feb
Marcel said @ 2:13am GMT on 9th Feb
The thing I see is that he keeps making batshit crazy comments in public before the most informed professional people in our government agencies. He's alienating them, and they have all the information on him and the ability to throw him out of office.
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