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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

NYT fact-checked Trump's speech -- and found it 100% true

Fact-checking is a game played by liberal journalists who select which politician to check, which statement to check, and which criteria to use to determine the truth. It's a judge-jury-executioner thing by the Social Justice Warriors -- long discredited by any thinking person.

Beating them at their own game is difficult for a conservative, but President Trump did so in last night's address to Congress.

The New York Times fact-checked fifteen statements -- and could not find one falsehood.

Let's go over this.

1. President Trump: "The murder rate in 2015 experienced its largest single-year increase in nearly half a century."

New York Times: "True, but somewhat misleading."

What's misleading? After a half-century of slowly decreasing the murder rate (and the number of murders) President Obama reversed course by working with anti-cop militants. That ends now.

2. President Trump: "Obamacare premiums nationwide have increased by double and triple digits."

New York Times: "True, but cherry-picked."

President Obama promised a $2,500 drop in annual premiums. He lied. That wasn't cherry picking. That was chopping the cherry tree down.

3. President Trump: "Families of people killed by undocumented immigrants have been 'ignored by our media'."

New York Times: "They have received coverage."

Some have, some haven't. In doing stories about illegal immigration, the media concentrates on the "dreamers." Rare is the story that includes any mention of a murder victim of illegal immigrants.

4. President Trump: "Obamacare is collapsing."

New York Times: "This is an exaggeration."

The newspaper went on to explain that sure "increased substantially this year. Deductibles are often high. The number of insurance companies offering coverage has shrunk in many states. Big insurers, losing money in the public marketplaces, have curtailed their participation."

But somehow it is not collapsing.

Just like the drop in New York Times revenues, the cutting of staff, and the renting out of eight more floors of the New York Times building is not a sign of a troubled enterprise.

5, President Trump: "A National Academy of Sciences report found that immigrants cost the country billions."

New York Times: "This needs context."

Yes the context is the $57.4 billion-a-year price tag (the newspaper's figure) shows that illegal immigrants do not help the economy, as SJWs contend, but rather undermine it. You can see why Mexico does not want back its 5 million illegal aliens (out of the 11 million overall). Mexico cannot afford them.

6. President Trump: "Over 43 million Americans are on food stamps."

New York Times: "The number is correct."

7. President Trump: "We've lost more than one-fourth of our manufacturing jobs since Nafta was approved."

New York Times: "Not because of Nafta."

The Times said robots took the jobs.

8. President Trump: "Over 43 million people are now living in poverty."

New York Times: "True — but the number has also fallen."

Truebut is the new yabut.

9. President Trump: "The Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines will create 'tens of thousands of jobs'."

New York Times: "This needs context."

Sure, I was speeding officer, but let me explain...

10. President Trump: "Ninety-four million Americans are out of the labor force."

New York Times: "This is misleading."

Yes the fact that the percentage of able bodied men in the work force is the lowest since the Depression is misleading. We should blame robots.

11. President Trump: "We've defended the borders of other nations, while leaving our own borders wide open for anyone to cross."

New York Times: "Open in parts, but heavily patrolled as well."

And yet somehow 11 million or so people entered through that "open in parts, but heavily patrolled" border.

12. President Trump: "We are removing gang members, drug dealers and criminals."

New York Times: "Not a big change."

...unless your daughter was killed by a career criminal from Mexico under President Obama.

13. President Trump: "President Trump said he ended a regulation that threatened 'the future and livelihoods of our great coal miners'."

New York Times: "This is partly true but misleading."

"True but misleading" is the new "fake but accurate."

14. President Trump: "Enforcing immigration laws will raise wages."

New York Times: "Maybe a little."

Let's try this experiment: Let's replace all the Times reporters with illegal aliens...

15. President Trump: "I have directed several federal agencies to fight crime and dismantle the criminal cartels that have spread across our nation."

New York Times: "True, but they don't do much."

Says who? If executive orders are so meaningless, why do SJWs fight his all the time?

President Trump has learned the hard way to fully vet these speeches and word them specifically to avoid arguments with self-appointed fact-checkers.

The fact that the New York Times could not lay a glove on him last night made it worth the extra effort.

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  1. I think President Trump often puts a little distortion in his announcements/tweets to stir up the media. In so doing it draws attention to his issue and also makes it appear the media are always in attack mode. If any serious conflict or scandal occurs the media's attacks will be blunted as "so-so." Same old, same old.

  2. Ah feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel for the NYT. Bless their hearts, if they have any.

    1. Bless their pea-pickin' little hearts! And I do mean microscopic, at least when it comes to flyover country.

  3. It must have really hurt the NYT to say that. maybe some of them are starting to see the light. - Elric

  4. A) Yeah, Robots are getting the jobs - they don't require "Minimum Wage" or mollycoddling.

    B) Criminal aliens: Kate Steinle is STILL dead.

  5. 7. What they couldn't steal with NAFTA, they got with glowbull whoring.
    12. tossing the cat out the door while the window is open does not get rid of the cat. Soaking it in six feet of water, then covering it with six feet of dirt makes it harder for the cat, now short one life to get back while the window is open. BTW, I wouldn't hurt a cat, criminal aliens though are another matter.
    14. Let's try this experiment: Let's replace all the Times reporters with illegal aliens... and robots.

  6. They couldn't lay a glove on him. At most, they grazed him with a feather duster. But there was no dust.

    1. Why the NYT's Factcheckers can't hit the target:

      "Keep firing, assholes!"

  7. I will be watching for more hard core lefty's to start jumping ship. Those who still have a brain will see it sinking and try to "reposition" themselves.
    Rats are survivors, as I was told in another context many years ago.

  8. In this morning's AJC Politifact used Paul Krugman as a source to rate a statement false. Paul Krugman? He lies repeatedly.

  9. All those buts prove that you gotta have plenty of ass to be a NYT fact checker.

  10. If they find Obamacare to be so good, does the NYT have its employees on it?

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