- What happens to us if facts don’t matter anymore?
- Facts. Who needs ‘em, right?
- Part 1: Make Facts Great Again
- Part 2: Trump Surrogate Dismisses Fact-Checking As ‘Elitist’ And ‘Out Of Touch’
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Part 1: Make Facts Great Again
What happens to us if facts don’t matter anymore?
Daniel Gaynor, Huffington Post
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07/12/2016 | More than picking who to vote for, that’s the most important question of election season. Because, as the battle between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump intensifies, the election is no longer about who to vote for—but who to believe.
For something so simple, facts are the same thing they’ve always been: the objective, honest bits of information that help us make decisions. Facts underpin our choices every day. If you’re wondering whether to splurge on that milkshake with 450 calories, you’re using a fact to inform your purchase.
Daniel Gaynor, Writer
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Part 2: Trump Surrogate Dismisses Fact-Checking As ‘Elitist’ And ‘Out Of Touch’
Facts. Who needs ‘em, right?
Ryan Grenoble, Huffington Post
06/27/2016 | We’re not making this up. But even if we were, apparently CNN commentator Jeffrey Lord wouldn’t have a problem with it.
In a baffling segment Saturday, the Donald Trump supporter told CNN’s Brian Stelter he doesn’t think fact-checkers — as in, people who verify whether politicians are using actual facts or just making stuff up — have a place in today’s political campaigns.
Ryan Grenoble, Reporter, Huffington Post
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