As we wrote about, former vice president Joe Biden told a war story this past week that was filled with inaccuracies.
'Oh my gosh this is really bad': A lot of details in Joe Biden's war story just don't add up https://t.co/X1CrcceQaR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 29, 2019
In response, the *cough, cough* non-biased fact-checking website called Snopes tried to mitigate the damage by pointing out that even though almost every major detail of the story was inaccurate, Biden did do something with a soldier at one time.
To claim that Joe Biden’s story is false might give readers the misleading impression that the soldier at the center of it doesn’t exist. He does exist, and he did, in his grief, tell Biden he didn’t want the medal Biden pinned on him in 2011. https://t.co/Iji1shihpm
— snopes.com (@snopes) September 1, 2019
How can “key details” be wrong yet a story not be false?
Ok we've got it.
When certain people tell a false story; it's not false. It's true because parts are true.
If @realDonaldTrump does the same thing; it's a malicious lie. ☑️#SnopesLogic #Propaganda https://t.co/nZ1i9e05p1
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) September 1, 2019
I can't believe we're expected to take lectures from these people on the importance of facts & truth in political debate. https://t.co/zfWv4Lq8eZ
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) September 1, 2019
Given the specificity that Biden used to inaccurately describe what happened, given that this is not the first time in recent weeks that he has had difficulty remembering past events and given that he’s running for president of the United States, his inability to recall “key details” is the story.