Jennifer wrote ''‘’ Yet there is a widespread perception
that truthfulness and honesty is losing ground as a common value, seen in the
widespread dismissal of President Trump's false statements (such as
recently telling soldiers that they were getting a 10 percent raise, when the
raise is 2.6 percent),'' linking to a USAtoday 2018/12/28 fact check,
which wrote ''U.S. military'' ''2.6 % in
2019'' and concludes ''the 2.6 %''
''obviously falls far short of the 10%.'' Linking to a
Dod.defense.gov/News etc ''The budget:•Provides a 2.6%
military pay raise – the largest increase in 9 years•Includes
NO compensation cost share reforms in FY 2019. '' With a link to
comptroller.defense.gov/portals/. Which in turn summarizes pay and comp as
follows''Total Direct Appropriation Personnel 2018 $132
billionTotal Direct Appropriation Personnel 2019 $146
billion''Increase $14 billion, which is over the 10%. The
President was correct, it was truth, not a false statement. USAToday was wrong.
DesNews goofed in quoting USAToday.AP was too quick to shame. If you want the
full links to the documents, let me know. How about DesNews printing a
correction? or AP?
@Sore loser:"There is a huge difference between lying and inaccuracy.
Trump is called a liar daily by the left wing media who supported famously
President Clinton, the same president who under oath invoked the various
possible connotations of the word 'is' as his defense."Yes, and the news media would never attach the word 'liar' to a
former white house occupant when he told us... 'If you like your doctor,
you can keep your doctor. If you like your health care plan, you can keep your
health care plan.'
Today the media reports, there truth based on political ideology. And example,
a leftist media outlet poll asking the same question as a conservative poll will
have a complete different outcome. Why? because the pollster target like minded
individuals to ask their polling questions to.So when
CNN/MSNBC/CBS/New York times,etc. takes a poll asking their views want they
think of President Trump their poll results will be completely different, than
FOX, even though the question is exactly.This is why the nation is
so divided. We chose want media outlet we watch based on our own political
Ideology. If your are a leftist you are not going to be watching FOX! your
watching CNN, MSNBC, or PBS
@Real Ute "This country has never seen the likes of Donald Trump.
"And yet he is still more truthful than Obama who used manipulative
deceit (Benghazi-video) and was fawned over by a compliant media for years @There You Go Again "When right wing media...FOX News,
Sinclair Broadcasting and other assorted purveyors of truth accuse anyone of
dishonesty they are usually playing word games, assigning mal intent to their
targets." Ah yes; because overt lies by CNN WaPo NYT, NBC, CBS fit
your agenda@Sharkey"There is a huge, huge body of
right-wing media. I subscribe to the Washington Post and give to PBS because
they still do some investigative reporting. That's the difference I see
between the right and "left" wing media - the right does nothing but
opine and criticize any real investigative report."Then why is
it that statically MSNBC has the least "news" most "opinion" of
all?@Brave Sir Robin "So what you're saying is,
because the media lies, it's OK that Trump lies?"Cant speak
for dski - but i will say that "that as the greatest thing ever" is
clearly bombast, but "an apple is a banana" is a manipulative lie - i
distrust the latter more than the former
I know it may be confusing for some.... but bias and telling the truth
aren't the same thing. One can have a different point of view and still
be telling the truth.
We blame and point fingers at everyone else except ourselves when our greatest
satisfaction should come from first deciding to live honestly and with
integrity.There’s little we as citizens can do currently to get
Trump out of office but there’s much we can do to personally vow to live
by better values. Accept past consequences, work for a better future.
To me the question, "what is truth"? isn't a hard question to
answer.Tuuth is .. what is. Or what was or what will be. Truth is
reality.I get the impression that people are making this question
harder than it needs to be.
I’m fascinated with the various reactions to the article.Each
tribe has quickly fallen into their own ideology thereby missing a main point of
the article. "Our problem with truth isn’t so much that we
don’t understand it; it’s that we don’t like it," Today on any given issue, can either who favor or oppose it not be
telling the whole truth? Is deceitfulness for a righteous cause acceptable? There is and always will be political disagreements in the operation and
financing of government. Democracy is messy and full of a variety of ideology,
opinions, options and choices that affect us all. Demonizing either
side will not make the winner - truthful.
@dski"With the increased anti-Trump fervor in the media, they
rushed to publish pictures of families being separated and detained in
warehouses that looked like cages. The media blasted how immoral Trump is and
what a heartless man we have as a president. It turned out, the pictures were
taken during the Obama Administration. Separation of families at the border is a
national policy that has been practiced for decades. Obama did not start it.
Despite the fact, the media made it to look as if separation of families is
Trump's idea. Truth, anyone?"So what you're saying is,
because the media lies, it's OK that Trump lies?This is the
definition of moral relativism.
Truth is the Truth. Truth never changes. It is either the truth or it
isn't. The Bible is an example of Truth. The question is how
do you maintain the truth when whom ever needs, for their own reasons desire
for what ever reasons,that the truth needs to be changed? And the only way this
can occur is that a majority except the untruth as the truth.But
truth itself is still, the truth. And never changing.
Part 2-Truth - is reality - knowledge statement - - giving weight to all
the facts on hand.My research (called of God to deliver)- declares
Mankind_is blind to all of the facts in front of our faces:by
Instinct mechanism_Given authority by our Creator to operate Survival Logic_needed for autonomous life to exist & reproduce.Here is the
big one_Instinct mechanism (science concept) is in fact Religious concept
Satan.Because we are under the power/authority of Satan_operating our
logic:Truth is warped for the individual & group_To protect Status
Quo/current reality operations_w/out moral judgement.Add/light of
ChristThe only way God could Test us/give his children the power of
choiceto be good (ethical) or evil (selfish, blinded to reality to
protect self-interest advantage -like Satan/without moral judgement)The proof has been filed with all 3 branches of US Gov. many times:Corp.
Bribery w/intent is a crime.Drug Monopoly Law- violates citizen
equality& Dr. Survey -science proof of Beginning of Life.Totally ignored by you all.So if we could see reality - unhindered_All
would know God exists & is operating our Science Experiment _by his
Our Savior Jesus Christ hated hypocrited because they ate the worst kind of
liars. Truth has a away of makinf hypocrites out of liars. Which begs the
question: Who is the bigger hypocrite, the hypocrite or a, hypocrite calling
someone else a hypocrite. Right now the left are the hypocrites calling everyone
else that doesn't like them hypocrites. Truth is light and life and Jesus
Christ is light and truth. Lies can only exist in darkness.
President Nelson as an Apostle in October 2000 said: “Inner peace comes
only as we maintain the integrity of truth in all aspects of our lives.”
I see many posts talking about the corruption in the Trump administration.just a few days ago, I read that the new House Speaker announced that
the White House would no longer have a "rubber stamp"Ironic
that the statement was made by the very same person, presiding over the House,
who said "we have to pass it to see what is in it" referencing the
biggest piece of rubber stamped legislation this country has ever seen.Is there corruption embedded in the Trump administration? I would truly be
surprised if there was not. What surprises me even more, is thinking that the
other candidate would have had less!
Why Pontius Pilate's question-(What is truth? ) is still - unanswered by
humanity & science:Because mankind-Can't figure out how instinct
operates.Science knows -Instinct Mechanism - is a major part of how
survival logic is administeredto its host..But with all our science
understanding & human minds expertise (PhD. psychologists &
psychiatrists).None have come up with a logical working solution of how
our logic is supplied.This is a major paradox. Because our
sub-conscious minds - runs on adaptive pattern recognition with natural use of
facts/logic to come up with working theories on how Instinct can use
intelligence to operate all life forms_with apparent power over DNA Blueprint
and making changes in the blueprint from generation to generation.All the while - the instinct mechanism itself- apparently does not evolve
itself.If instinct could evolve itself- every species would be in danger
of self-destruction because of overriding logic being inconsistent.We
would not last but a few generations & extinct.My (called of
God) research: human behavior & constitution violations-Has a proof of
reality:Ask IBM Watson & experts"Is instinct mechanism A.I.
A definition I like is found is a book I hold sacred - "And truth is
knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come".
To illustrate, Donald Trump's inauguration crowd was not larger than
Barack Obama's on the day he said it was, nor on the day before, nor today.
Therefore, his claim was not true. See how easy that is?
@skepticThese days, as those, one's facts must be carefully crafted
to fit one's narrative. The narrative must support a politician's or
a journalist's grasp of power, money and influence. How else could have
all the different "sides" 2000 years ago come together to crucify the
very Son of God? One must ask now, what or whom the various sides would be
willing to crucify to satisfy their various narratives? The root of the current
problem is power, money and influence. It's certainly not the love of God
or any of his children.
Yes! Cougsndawgs. I Study and watch different different views on political
views. There is nothing that would or could explain such a bias except hate ane
being real bad losers and not wanting a person to continue to be successful.There is no other explanation!
Telling the truth seems to be the hardest thing for everyone to do and even
harder for politicians,truth can ruin lives bring down governments but so can
lies,I think we lie because the full truth is so hard to conceive and hold on to
and lies can carry far beyond any truth,Because the truth must stop at some
point, but lies go on and on and covers the truth so deep and so wide that to
uncover the truth is so mind boggling and time consuming that people get bored
and accept lies to be the truth. So when we say to" tell the whole truth and
nothing but the truth" we don't know where the truth starts or ends
unless we can touch,taste, smell, see,feel and hear the truth, but all of our
senses can be masked as something else,so we must try to define truth down to
the smallest point possible, then that is the honest truth. But that's
just my opinion,I could be wrong.
Donald Trump launched his campaign with the Great Birther Lie. What is truth?
A better question is What is a lie?
We can study facts, science, data and other intellectual information, but we
remember that: “Having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it
unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.And by the power of the
Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.”That basic
fact has been true for centuries.
Ltrian:"Why is over 90% of media coverage of President Trump
negative?"Have you ever considered that might have more to do
with Trump than the political leanings of the media? I'm an independent
conservative but I have never been a Trump fan...the man makes it very easy to
be a critic.
It is very unfortunate that when the media talk about the truth, my trust
antenna pops up and get ready to work overtime. In the last few years, news and
opinions are mixed as one. Sometimes, journalists create news by reporting
unverified stories. Is this why the media consistently having a very low rating
in trustworthy? Is this why the moniker "fake news" are hung around
their necks as their labels? A few years back, Dan Rather, the former CBS News
anchorman, with gusto and conviction conducted a damning report about George W.
Bush's National Guard record during prime time news. It turned out, the
story was fake news. With the increased anti-Trump fervor in the
media, they rushed to publish pictures of families being separated and detained
in warehouses that looked like cages. The media blasted how immoral Trump is
and what a heartless man we have as a president. It turned out, the pictures
were taken during the Obama Administration. Separation of families at the border
is a national policy that has been practiced for decades. Obama did not start
it. Despite the fact, the media made it to look as if separation of families is
Trump's idea. Truth, anyone?
The number one reason for this "post-truth" phenomenon, in my humble
opinion, is confirmation bias. We want what we feel and the hypotheses
we've made about issues (and people) to be true, insomuch that we not only
get angry or deny the truth, but many people don't even see it, casting it
aside as "fake news", and gibberish with little to no objective
examination. Truth is very scary to people that are fixed in
ideology and bias. Facts don't care about your beliefs, ideologies, biases,
or prejudices...but we sure get angry at the facts when they don't align
with them. As a Christian I often tell people that the first rule in
feeling spiritual promptings and understanding God's will is to be open to
whatever you learn instead of going into prayer or mediation with a fixed idea
about what you want or what you know. Be open to self-reflection and analyses,
don't shy away from ideas that may challenge your biases, but be willing to
objectively examine them. That's what truth-seekers do...whereas
narcissistic egos want only to confirm what they already "know".
Today the same as the days of Jesus the biggest offenders of the truth are the
dishonest religious leaders and the corrupt politicians who because their
position and title in society gives them position to lie, steal, exploit and
control. Bad example and influence is contagious in that it corrupts man's
According to our leader that had a personal attorney that was given this mandate
for 12-years that states “Truth is Truth. Only the facts
change!”It worked until a person gets indicted and is
basically required to plead guilty to a crime that Individual One asked him to
do.Avoiding even the appearance of evil is a better process.
You can’t blame Trump for causing or start the outrageous lying. You can
only blame him for being elected. He does not always tell the truth. That much
is true. During the Obama administration, as part of their plan to change the
world, they instructed their administration, that it was ok to lie but try to
not get caught because just having your message heard was the goal. The public
were so willing to accept what he said that they simple realized that telling
the truth was the fastest way to get their message to their base. Conservatives
are not stupid, we know of Trumps flaws, we also know that he paid for his own
election and, indeed is truly trying to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. We also know
that by winning his election and having success, fulfilling his promises, he is
a target. Everyone who does not like him cannot and will not give him anything
he wants. Just because he is Trump. I read page after page of just outright
lies, without any bassist of fact. People believe. No I don’t think they
believe, they can still discern. It may take awhile. We know the truth. People
do not want our president to be successful.
Some years ago I was tucking in a young grandson, and he asked for bedtime
story. He asked for a story about when you were a little boy. So, as usual, I
told him one. When I finished he said, "When you were little you had a lot
more interesting life than I do." I told him "Yes, and it gets more and
more interesting as the years go by."
Ironically, it is Donald Trump who has created such hatred from the Leftist
media that their zealotry caused them to fully expose their untruthfulness. If
they had remained simply "biased", they might have continued to
influence the public's thinking. But since they have strayed into
outrightly fake propaganda they have destroyed their own credibility. On
nearly any issue you may with to investigate completely, looking directly at
source video footage and documents, President Trump has simply told the truth.
The media then creates a straw-man version of what he said, and/or takes it out
of context, to create an untrue propaganda article.
The sad truth in my humble opinion is that Rome (America) is falling. How long
was the Roman Empire in power? From 27 BC to 1453 AD, it lasted for a total of
1480 years. The Roman Empire was established in 27 BC by Octavian Augustus when
the Senate and People of Rome made Octavian Princeps ("first citizen")
with proconsular imperium. America has only existed 1/3 of that time and we are
beginning to fall is it because of the hyper-speed of technology, the decline of
a moral compass or the end result of democracy?
It is very easy to create a "false" narrative by selectively presenting
"true" facts and ignoring the counterarguments. It is also easy to take
things out of context. THey are often "true", but directly opposite of
their in-context meaning. Americans have noticed all these tricks, and we are
simply sick of journalists crying that they are presenting "the truth"
when it is obviously agenda-driven, biased, propaganda. It is as if they read
"1984" and thought "Hey, we could really make this work!"
“The Washington Post and PBS still does some investigative
journalism,” What a knee slapped! The Left Wing media is far more
numerous than Right leaning media. Why is over 90% of media coverage of
President Trump negative? It’s because there is a hate him mentality out
there that is a mental disorder.. Obama’s lies are numerous. So are
Clinton’s. Politicians bend truth to suit there needs and they do it
nonstop. Trump isn’t a politician. That’s why the establishment
hates him and every paper in this county, DN included, gives him negative and
byufootballrocks says Your argument would carry more weight if you
pointed out the obvious: that the media has the biggest truth-telling problem of
all.So just days ago Trump left a negotiating meeting with Chuck
Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Schumer said Trump struck the table with
his hand and stormed out of the room, later revealed by the other participants
to be false. The Washington Post said nothing. So point the finger
to where the biggest untruths are being told....it isn't Donald Trump.----So you call the media liars for reporting Schumer's
words, then reporting others (McCarthy, etc.) words but you THINK the latter are
the truth tellers so the media is lying? That makes NO sense! There is no
telling here who is lying or not unless there is audio/video of the actual
event. You just think Schumer is lying and the Republicans are not. What a lame
example to try and prove a corrupt lying media.
Truth is not in Trump's lexicon.....
Real Ute - Dallas, TX---This country has never seen the likes of
Donald Trump. Our founding fathers never anticipated a leader to be this flawed,
corrupt, mentally debilitated or so vehemently cruel. I so hope we don't
face a true crisis before Trump is gone. It is not only scary, but this country
is losing our character of trust in the world.---The Founding
Fathers did anticipate a flawed, corrupt, mentally debilitated, and cruel
leader. His name was King George III.What they wrote at a counter to
such a leader being able to achieve the command that King George III achieved,
is embedded in the Constitution with a number of checks and balances of power
between the 3 branches of government.What may be the correct
statement is the Founding Fathers did not anticipate that those elected to the
the Congress would fail to do their duty in checking the Executive branch, to
the level we have seen in the last 2 years of a Republican dominated government.
Truth, it appears, is a description of reality as we each believe it to be.
The fact is we all lie to a greater or lesser extent. On one end of the
spectrum is telling someone they look good/aren’t fat etc. when in fact,
they don’t look good and do look fat. The other end of the spectrum we
would find lying about adultery, theft etc. Some people are habitual
liars. They will lie about inconsequential things and consequential things.
It is up to society to set the standard. Do we just accept what
public officials say at face value? Do we just accept what media sources say?
Or, do we look at all the evidence and a variety of sources? Ethical sources,
as opposed to corrupt sources, will admit and correct their mistakes and errors.
Excellent article, thank you!
Truth can only come from factual sources. Facts can only come from truthful
sources. There has been only One Being Who ever walked upon this earth Who
uttered Pure Truth whenever He spoke. He is the source of original fact. He is
incapable of uttering anything else. Pontius Pilate, as influenced by the only
being who is incapable of uttering or influencing truth or fact participated in
silencing the repository of truth and fact.
The 2 most interesting things about this article I'm pondering:1. POST-TRUTH" Post-truth is not mere lying; it’s a form of
political manipulation, a form of trying to get somebody not to care about
what’s true because you’re putting ideology in front of
reality." We are getting bombarded 24/7 with lies and
manipulation from all sides ...to the point that we feel overwhelmed, confused,
angry, depressed, discouraged, and finally simply 'done'. The moment
we STOP CARING is when the liars & manipulators claim their victory. The
only way truth can win -[everything moral, good, honorable, just and right in
our society] - is if we KEEP CARING. Keep caring to point out dishonesty &
ideological manipulation. Keep caring to attend city, county and state meetings,
Keep caring to research issues on your own! Keep caring to vote! Keep caring to
call our representatives and express our concerns! Keep caring about what kind
of world we want our children and grandchildren to have. 2. PHOTOS -
In this article, there is not just one but TWO photos of Kellyanne Conway
attached. Who made that choice, and why? I agree she's a great example of a
"Post-Truth"-er but, why not add some others?
This country has never seen the likes of Donald Trump. Our founding fathers
never anticipated a leader to be this flawed, corrupt, mentally debilitated or
so vehemently cruel. I so hope we don't face a true crisis before Trump is
gone. It is not only scary, but this country is losing our character of trust in
Sadly the deterioration of honest men and women of integrity declined with
Richard Nixon. Then Bill Clinton was elected president and resorted to
frequent lies and distortions. I believe that Reagan and the Bushes tried to be
honest and moral though they may have made mistakes. Then Barack Obama picked
up where Bill Clinton left off and spun lies... because half truths are not the
truth. Hillary was great at this charade as well. And, as we know Trump trumps
his predecessors.Also a goodly number in Congress are quick to spin
a tale. But, yes, the biggest ones to lie and distort the truth are
the media. They make no effort to tell the truth but spin lie after lie.Woe to us as a people.
The main problem is people are more willing to accept unTruths because what is
being said matches what they want to be true. It supports their narrative. I
can agree that sometimes it is hard to not want something to be true. As an LDS people, we are largely taught to not challenge authority. And that
works most of the time when that authority is doing their best to give honest
representations of what they believe to be true. It is in our DNA to want to
trust authority.But in politics that trust has often been misplaced.
Politicians are often guilty of saying what they want to be true... or what
their constituency wants to be true. Obama famously said that with the
Affordable Care Act that you would be able to keep your doctors. And for 90% of
insurance holders that was true. But for an unfortunate few that proclamation
failed to be true.There is a huge difference between someone stating
something they believe or hope to be true versus blatant lies that are told with
forethought to deceive. Where that line resides can be hard to determine, but
in other cases that line is as clear to anyone who cares to check. And some
people prefer the lie to truth.
This article is an example of the problem. It certainly suggests that only
Trump allies lie. Hillary/CNN/NBC/MSNBC never lie it would appear. If you
really think about what Guliani meant its simple - when you testify to what you
saw or heard, and you are "truthful" in your mind about what you
remember - does that mean that is exactly what happened? What did you have for
breakfast 35 days ago? Our memories are so faulty - his basic point was that
when a person tells you what they remember, it may or may not be actually what
happened. Guliani was literally talking about Trump potentially being in a
perjury trap because people's memories are faulty. He was called out for
that but...he's right. Think about it.
"Truth" doesn't exist in nature, it is made up, by the species Homo
sapiens. Kurt GÖdel incompleteness theorem demonstrates that the very
foundations of mathematics can never be proved.
Number one, people don't want to hear or know truth, because that means
they are wrong, People don't want to change, they want truth to change..
the moral integrity of our country has been deteriorating for many years,
not since President Reagan has there been any morality connected with
decisions.. Now President Trump is trying to change things, and he is getting
crucified at every turn. I don't trust the media. The people of this
country don't want an "Honest man" , to lead them, We had a
chance to have a man that had never smoked, or drank, or ever been with another
woman other than his wife , he had integrity, and character, but no one
wanted a man like that... to lead our country. WE better prepare for what is
coming, it has happened before , to countries that loose their value, their
truth, and their character . we are on the slippery slope down to destruction.
Even science is an endeavor to accumulate facts and formulate best hypotheses to
explain them; and with more facts, theories have changed over the years. In
science labs, experiments have been performed and data plotted. There are no
perfectly formed lines; only a smattering of plotted points suggesting that in a
perfect world, there would be beautiful curves and lines. Communication is not
simple : remember the old 'gossip' game ? The more people repeating
the message, the more it changed. Why can one ask for a second opinion in
medicine ? Why should you get several estimates for costs ? What we hear in the
news is often not the original full version of what was said; we do always seem
to get a reporter's version with "analysis' by somebody, if not
the reporter him/herself. And so much public policy is based on 'best'
information and somebody's judgement concerning that information. And even
experts can disagree. Truth is often an indistinguishable stranger in the crowd,
with no friends, let alone honor guard.
It is disheartening that lying has become a fact of life, if not a way of life,
for so many. Not to get too theological, but the world has been warned since
antiquity of Satan, the "father of lies," whose mission is to subvert
truth in any of its forms. There is, in fact, no difference between a so-called
"white lie" and a blatant falsehood. A lie is a lie. IMO, situational
ethics, whether in the halls of Congress, the White House or the walls of
one's home is helping to destroy the moral fabric of society.
Finding the truth is a slippery business. We now know that human memory is far
less trustworthy than one would hope. In court, the laws of evidence work to
produce the most likely approximation of the truth of an event. Those
restrictions do not bind politicians or the media.Before the
Internet large media purported to be the repository of truth. No one believes
that any more. Trump has made the media openly show bias. Twitter killed big
media.Richard Fernandez, musing on the question of restoring public
credibility wrote, "To the question : how can we rebuild trust the probable
answer is never. The need for trust is driven by the economics of rational
ignorance. As information became more available the level of rational ignorance
required decreased. We had too much trust and are now offloading. "
There is a huge, huge body of right-wing media. I subscribe to the Washington
Post and give to PBS because they still do some investigative reporting.
That's the difference I see between the right and "left" wing media
- the right does nothing but opine and criticize any real investigative report.
Jimmy Carter didn't lie when he said oil is a limited resource and we
need to find alternatives.The Clintons didn't lie when they said
health care was the biggest drain on the economy and would collapse when the
Boomers aged if nothing was changed.Obama passed the Republican
(Romneycare) plan - too little, too late, obviously, and here is no other plan.
That has been demonstrated unequivocally. I've paid private insurance AND
Medicare/Medicaid tax my whole life and I'm not happy with the result.Democrats talk about mediating globalization and they are
"globalists". Republicans elect an international businessman/strongarm
guy who invests in China and works with Russia. Then there's Bush-Cheney
and Eric Prince's army for hire.
Partisan politics is like having blinders on. some people don't like the
truth if it doesn't fit their agenda
What is truth?When right wing media...FOX News, Sinclair
Broadcasting and other assorted purveyors of truth accuse anyone of dishonesty
they are usually playing word games, assigning mal intent to their targets.What is truth?According to the republican lawyer rudy g.,
representing his client republican trump...Truth isn't
truth.The republican political party which at one time represented
fiscal restraint as well as family values is now represented by the
encomium...truth isn't truth.When your point of reference
advocates from a position declaring truth isn't truth, the conversation is
We could start with this: everybody is entitled to their own opinion. Nobody
is entitled to their own facts.
The news media trying to teach us all about truth. Now that's funny.
As long as we, like Pilate, look to the philosophies and assurances of mortal
men and women to define and understand what is true, we will come up short. Our
ideological biases make it impossible to discover the truth without a reliance
on divine revelation or inspiration which can only come through humility and
obedience to God's laws.
Your argument would carry more weight if you pointed out the obvious: that the
media has the biggest truth-telling problem of all.So just days ago
Trump left a negotiating meeting with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, and
Senator Schumer said Trump struck the table with his hand and stormed out of the
room, later revealed by the other participants to be false. The Washington Post
said nothing. So point the finger to where the biggest untruths are
being told....it isn't Donald Trump.
Rather disappointing to read thia entire article and get no more than a couple
short paragraphs at the very end about media, and that limited to history rather
than any notion of current problems in the media.In politics and
life it is easy to point fingers and demand others change their bad conduct.
The more difficult and productive thing to do is to look inward and admit what
we need to change about ourselves. When it comes to any reporting on
honesty, integrity, or civility, the media would do well to look inward amd do
some real soul searching. While traditional media certainly faces some
technological disruptions, I believe the core of its business woes have been
self inflicted, unforced errors, that have eroded public trust in the 4th
estate.Some incidents have been overt ala the claims of exploding
side saddle gas tanks. Others are more subjective such as bias in how stories
are reported,or even worse, bias in which stories get ignored.Perhaps some affirmative action to recruit more conservatives, religious, or
rural people into media would help. Continued denials about bias are not
There is a huge difference between lying and inaccuracy. Trump is called a liar
daily by the left wing media who supported famously President Clinton, the same
president who under oath invoked the various possible connotations of the word
”is” as his defense.When the left wing media accuse the
right of dishonesty they usually are playing word games, assigning mal intent to
their targets, which does not bode well for them within the context of