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Fact Checking Trump's Inaccurate Statements

Readers know that candidate Donald Trump had difficulty with facts. Now Trump is president, he continues to make misleading statements, based on incomplete information, inaccurate statistics or flights of fancy. Here's an accounting of his public statements in the first seven days as president, not counting his error-plagued inauguration speech (which had eight problematic claims).
to read this article published in The Boston Globe 1/28/2017, click on

 http://portside.org/2017-01-28/fact-checking-trumps-inaccurate-statements

The Boston Globe = Corporate Mass Media 31.Jan.2017 00:17

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Why are you reposting this to Indymedia? Justification?


anyone with a computer / iPhone and Google can easily find-access this article (and multiple others like it) from corporate media,

as corporate media is still, as they were during the presidential campaign, 'at war' with DT.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434235.shtml#450076


Trump Calls Out 'Corporate Media' West Palm Beach, Florida Live Speech 10/13/2016
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/10/433420.shtml

[Repost] Trump, spokesman slam U.S. media over inaugural crowd coverage
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434151.shtml

Corporate Mass Media (CNN) Threatens Trump Administration
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434189.shtml

Information Or Disinformation? Only 32 Percent of Americans Trust The Media
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433172.shtml

Trump Lackie Loser 31.Jan.2017 17:55

OD

It is a FACT that Trump is a pathological LIAR, as well as a master criminal. Since YOU want to throw up a red herring about corporate media, here's a link from a non-corporate source that reports on the LIES of Trump and his regime. He lies soo much, that it is inevitable that he would accidentally tell a partial truth every now and then.


Politifact "False" in Minimizing Koch Support for Walker 01.Feb.2017 08:11

Brendan Fischer

Submitted by Brendan Fischer on June 24, 2012 - 10:42am

It may not be uncommon to find fault with Politifact and its "Truth-O-Meter," (see update at bottom), but a recent rating by Politifact-Wisconsin was so far off we had to comment. The following letter was published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on June 23:

Dear Editor:

PolitiFact recently rated "false" a claim that the Koch brothers gave twice as much to Gov. Scott Walker as Tom Barrett raised. It is PolitiFact that deserves the "false" rating. In rating the claim "false," PolitiFact wrote, "There is no proof of how much Americans for Prosperity, which gets money from the Kochs but also other sources, spent on Walker's behalf."

In fact, there is "proof." Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips told CNN in early June that AFP spent $10 million in Wisconsin [a fact confirmed to the Center for Media and Democracy by the reporter]. $10 million is actually 2.5 times as much as Barrett's $4 million.

Although Mike McCabe of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign estimated that AFP had spent $3 million on TV ads since November 2011, this estimate does not account for the ads AFP ran between January and November of that year, nor does it account for the rallies, bus tours, phone banks, canvassers and 70 paid staff that AFP imported into Wisconsin.

Another important fact ignored by PolitiFact is that David Koch is chairman of the AFP Board. In this role, Koch helps direct the organization's spending, an inference strengthened by Koch's statement in January that "We've spent a lot of money in Wisconsin. We're going to spend more."

AFP does receive some funding from sources other than the Koch brothers, but because Koch heads AFP, it is fair and accurate to describe spending by AFP as attributable to the Kochs.

PolitiFact also failed to account for the $2.025 million the Kochs gave to the Republican Governors Association in the 2012 cycle ($2 million from David Koch and $25,000 from Koch Industries), which in turn spent $10 million supporting Walker.

Brendan M. Fischer
Center for Media and Democracy
Madison

All told, the Koch brothers directed $12 million to Wisconsin to support Walker -- which is actually three times as much as Tom Barrett raised throughout the course of his campaign.


Still At It 01.Feb.2017 17:36

OD

Again, red herrings to attempt to divert attention from LYING Trump. You find ONE thing Politifact might have gotten wrong YEARS AGO, attempts to draw false equivalency. That shit doesn't work anymore. Article is from June 2012. Irrelevant. Possibly fake.

OD: Racist, Misogynist Violence Advocate is still at it. 01.Feb.2017 20:30

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OD has been posting his Cop Killer / Kill A Cop For Mommy  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434145.shtml [<--- Here view user comment to learn more about 'OD'] articles to Portland Indymedia lately;
claims he "doesn't absolutely need" Indymedia 'cause he's "got his own blog".


But let's take a closer look at who 'OD' really is...
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OD is a male Misogynist who (ironically...? Or, just ***kin' CREEPILY) posted his "Women's March" photo article  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434174.shtml

Which is pretty damned creepy, considering :

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/11/433641.shtml#448525
[quote] "The dirty bitch"
[quote] "racist dirty bitch"


OD advocates Targeted Violence (against free citizens, and against police both black and white).

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2016/09/433220.shtml
[quote] "These goddamned pigs"
[quote] "race-traitors"
[quote] "Black cops should watch their backs - one day they will find themselves in a position where no one will be there for them."


OD instigates and encourages direct Violent Threats.

[quote] "stay vigilant and ARMED! Lock and load..."
[quote] "you all can expect MORE of this over the next four years! Better stay inside... "


OD is a Race Baiter.


QUOTE, 'OD':
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"You Trumptards are the worse [sic]"
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"Trumptards" ....

and finally,

OD is an ableist who insults, dehumanizes and marginalizes all developmentally disabled persons
with constant spewing of "-tard" attached to the end of words.

 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434145.shtml#449873
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434145.shtml#449885
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2017/01/434145.shtml#449893