Most people, regardless of their political beliefs and / or affiliations, agree, we are currently witnessing the most recent polarization in recent memory! The president’s supporters, especially his main supporters and followers, often proclaim that anything that disagrees with, or even questions Mr. Trump, is fake news. They follow the leadership of the man, who constantly calls the mainstream media false, false and, even, the enemy of the people. There have been numerous reports that Trump spends a disproportionate amount of his day watching media reports, with which he aligns himself. He said he doubted his hand-picked intelligence leaders and often aligned his statements closer to Putin’s than those of these individuals. Because of how this president doesn’t seem to be telling the truth, many media organizations have started fact-checking almost everything, he says. Although Trump and his more staunch supporters proclaim the President is telling the truth, and others lie, the real facts seem to disagree with Trump’s version. With that in mind, this article will attempt, briefly, to examine, examine, review and discuss the differences and some examples of real facts, false facts, fake news, lies, inaccuracies and exaggerations.
1. Exaggerations: It is common for politicians to exaggerate and tilt so-called facts to meet their narrative! Although we would benefit from it, if the elected officials maintained more integrity and ethics, there is a big difference between this behavior and outright lying!
2. Anomalies: Humans are not perfect and, therefore, every now and then, even well-meaning individuals, distort the facts. Sometimes it is neglect, while in others it is an attempt to turn the facts favorably, to advance their personal / public agenda and / or self-interest.
3. Lies: In the event of anomalies, become the standard, the result is a lie! When an official doubles down on these lies, and attacks anyone who denounces him, it creates a conflicting, polarizing atmosphere that hurts our nation!
4. False facts / false news: President Trump often refers to the media, as Fake News, while, he points out, his inaccuracies and lies as false facts. Independent political fact checkers, said this president, tells more than 6 lies a day. Just because you don’t agree, don’t do anything, wrong!
5. Real facts: Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own set of facts! Reality is not always something you agree with, but the best approach is to identify, strengths, weaknesses, needs, perceptions, goals and priorities, and to proceed with an open mind. and a positive attitude. attitude, towards a viable, sustainable, relevant solution!
Isn’t it about time we elected people, based on qualifications, priorities, experience, expertise and character, rather than popularity, or empty promises and rhetoric? Wake up, America, before you lose, the fundamental freedoms, freedoms and judges, for all!