When the Times headlines a president’s ‘lie’…

Posted by | January 24, 2017 22:58 | Filed under: Media/Show Business Top Stories

UPDATE: New York’s Daily News runs this image as its Wednesday morning front page.


When the Times headlines a president’s ‘lie,’ the game has changed, and not for the better. No amount of spinning untruths as “alternate facts’ is going to un-spin the headline on an article that went live on nytimes.com late this afternoon:

Trump Won’t Back Down From His Voting Fraud Lie. Here Are the Facts.

The article reads in part:

During a private meeting with congressional leaders on Monday, President Trump asserted that between three million and five million unauthorized immigrants had voted for his Democratic opponent and robbed him of a victory in the national popular vote.

There is no evidence to support the claim, which has been discredited repeatedly by numerous fact-checkers.

That did not stop Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, from standing by the president’s words on Tuesday during a briefing with reporters at the White House. “As I said, I think the president has believed that for a while based on studies and information he has,” Mr. Spicer said.

That much appears to be true. Mr. Trump repeatedly raised doubts about the integrity of the American voting system in the period before the election in November and has falsely said since his victory that millions of people voted illegally.

Four days in, and the Times says the man in the Oval Office lies. Don’t look for matters to get better in the near term.

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By: dave-dr-gonzo

David Hirsch, a.k.a. Dave "Doctor" Gonzo*, is a renegade record producer, video producer, writer, reformed corporate shill, and still-registered lobbyist for non-one-percenter performing artists and musicians. He lives in a heavily fortified compound in one of Manhattan's less trendy neighborhoods.

* Hirsch is the third person to use the pseudonym, a not-so-veiled tribute to journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson, with the permission of his predecessors Gene Gaudette of American Politics Journal (currently webmaster and chief bottlewasher at Liberaland) and Stephen Meese at Smashmouth Politics.

23 responses to When the Times headlines a president’s ‘lie’…

  1. Mensa Member January 24th, 2017 at 23:14

    The media are tragically late in calling Trump a liar.

    • arc99 January 25th, 2017 at 00:35

      Better late than never to get started on making sure that the madness will end no later than January 2021.

      • whatthe46 January 25th, 2017 at 00:57

        i’m still pissed with the media and will never forgive them. it is too late because this asshat was selected.

  2. Obewon January 25th, 2017 at 00:35

    Three to five million faux KGB Putin / Trump’16 votes? That false projection makes sense. DT won PA, MI & WI (2k) by a meager 77,000 votes. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f99923d080794f42d35081ef4017614119404872712cc0851235f957134cd8d2.jpg

  3. jybarz January 25th, 2017 at 00:46

    Trump has people like him (Spicer & Conway particularly) Fck Face Liars. 🙄😳🤡😡👿

  4. Willys41 January 25th, 2017 at 01:37

    So after a year and a half we’re finally getting some journalism.

    Wow. So impressed.

    • fahvel January 25th, 2017 at 03:02

      sad, isn’t it – the press just ambled around during the run up and when they were shut out and surprised they somewhat woke up – where are the journalists from the days of yore who enjoyed doing research rather than recitations of what is fed to them?

      • oldfart January 25th, 2017 at 12:56

        Dead, retired, fired or laid off.
        It would all depend on who’s CEO’s name is on the paycheck.

      • Willys41 January 25th, 2017 at 16:49

        News bureaus have been getting gutted by corporate dictators for decades.

    • Suzanne McFly January 25th, 2017 at 09:34

      Imagine what the world would look like if they did this from the beginning.

      • Willys41 January 25th, 2017 at 16:51

        We might even now be doing something to prevent catastrophic climate change. As things are, we’re only going to be making it worse.

        So the Pentagon better step up their disaster planning.

  5. whatthe46 January 25th, 2017 at 02:30

    need https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d8dccdd436e0575010efcfa4106772d7d9889da03ca7cdd959d96c15d58eae37.jpg

    • Budda January 25th, 2017 at 06:45

      What’s with the dic pic’s?

      • whatthe46 January 25th, 2017 at 07:49

        LOLOLOL come on Budda, you got this.

      • Suzanne McFly January 25th, 2017 at 09:33

        It is something rump will understand. We don’t need to sink down to his level every time, but you have to admit it is pretty damn funny.

    • oldfart January 25th, 2017 at 12:53

      …it was only a matter of time…

    • robert January 27th, 2017 at 04:22

      Both better see a doctor about the growth at the top of the screen

  6. Budda January 25th, 2017 at 06:45

    NYT’s is just now realizing this guy lies?

  7. Gina Bousquet January 25th, 2017 at 07:02

    He must be called out on Every lie, not just by the NYT!

  8. Mike January 25th, 2017 at 08:55

    If there were any truth to millions voting illegally it would be the biggest national security issue we face .. bigger than al Qaeda, ISIS, and Syria all rolled into one.
    If 5 million illegals who can’t speak the language we’re able to falsify a vote just imagine how many fraudulent votes were cast by Trump supporters … probably 10 or 20 million

  9. Suzanne McFly January 25th, 2017 at 09:32

    Kiss your voting rights goodbye if we let this ba$tard succeed in making a large percentage of Americans believe the fraud this farce is creating.

  10. Anomaly 100 January 25th, 2017 at 10:29

    NPR just announced they won’t use the word ‘lie’ when Trump lies.

  11. Mike N. January 25th, 2017 at 12:30

    I fear he’s building up to declaring that the next election will inevitably be invalid so he we will have to be president until further notice, “For the good of the nation.”

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