The New York Times, in order for a comparison to an article about Trump falsehoods, added up the number of times they say Obama lied during his eight-year presidency. Warning: Don’t be drinking a beverage when you read what follows:
After we published a list of Trump's lies this summer, some of his supporters asked us to compare Trump to other presidents. We've done so and just published the results: https://t.co/ivdTB7a7rN pic.twitter.com/SA0STVoXgv
— David Leonhardt (@DLeonhardt) December 14, 2017
Seriously? Wait just a second…
Do you honestly, seriously believe that Barack Obama told 18 falsehoods over the course of his entire presidency? https://t.co/tKyYY1QECb
— Griswold Christmas Vacation (@HashtagGriswold) December 14, 2017
Yeah, about that, NYT:
This is a nice graphic but if you expect people to believe Obama told a mere 18 lies over the course of his two terms, you could also say little green men live on Mars and it would be just as accurate.
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) December 14, 2017
Gee, why don’t more people trust the media?
some lies are bigger than others. some lies get bills passed and throw millions of people off their insurance. https://t.co/N9xwIP7rCM
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) December 14, 2017
Yet when Obama told lies it wasn't reported and anyone pointing it out was smeared as racist.
Great job, kidz. https://t.co/efIOGod6zF
— JWF (@JammieWF) December 14, 2017
This is the media putting the nails in its own coffin
They've done exhaustive research & found #Obama told only 18 lies in his 8 yrs
You people cannot be trusted to tell the truth, if your definition of a lie depends on who is telling it https://t.co/6RYh8qMacB
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) December 14, 2017
As for “blatant falsehoods,” the NY Times columnists used a dot to represent each one in Obama’s eight years vs. Trump’s first eleven months:
There's a reason your newspaper is dying.
This is it.
— RightWired (@_donaldson) December 14, 2017
Yep. But now at least Democrats have another big ol’ pile of BS to push:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 14, 2017
Another day, another media outlet giving the Dems a talking point assist.