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Zorro

(15,921 posts)
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:03 AM Sep 2019

Trump is pushing a fake scandal once again. Don't buy it.

How is it possible that millions of Americans can believe in scandals that simply don’t exist?

Because of Donald Trump, Fox News, and the army of sycophants, bots, trolls and grifters that support Trump’s version of reality online, millions of Americans falsely believe that it was actually Joe Biden who did something dodgy in Ukraine. They can’t quite put their finger on it, perhaps, but something must have happened. After all, the president of the United States says so.

But there’s just one problem: That narrative is a lie. It’s not a false claim or misleading spin. It’s just a straight-up lie. The allegations against the former vice president are baseless. Nonetheless, Trump and his toadies have repeatedly and wrongly insinuated that Biden pressured a Ukrainian prosecutor to drop an investigation into Biden’s son, Hunter, who was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company at the time. Every aspect of that claim is not just wrong; it’s a total inversion of the truth.

First, there never was an investigation into Joe Biden or his son in Ukraine. It simply never happened. It’s a figment of Trump’s imagination, a fever dream that he hopes will distract from the reality of his all-too-real scandal — a scandal that threatens to destroy his presidency.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/09/25/trump-is-pushing-fake-scandal-once-again-dont-buy-it/

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Trump is pushing a fake scandal once again. Don't buy it. (Original Post) Zorro Sep 2019 OP
Someone needs to send this to Ken Vogel and the NYT ombudsman (among others) hlthe2b Sep 2019 #1
Very good editorial. Thanks for posting. Mister Ed Sep 2019 #2

hlthe2b

(103,319 posts)
1. Someone needs to send this to Ken Vogel and the NYT ombudsman (among others)
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:26 AM
Sep 2019

(Oh, wait, they fired their ombudsman/Public editor more than a year ago and eliminated the position ) and every single Dem candidate, who MUST stand up for the truth on this one, no matter how badly they want to benefit from a potential Trump-weakened Biden. That can not happen. I have to credit Castro for being among the first to really stand up against his overt effort by the Trumpistas.

Mister Ed

(6,077 posts)
2. Very good editorial. Thanks for posting.
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 08:35 AM
Sep 2019

I'd recommend people read the rest of the editorial at the link, and share it with others.

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