‘Alternative facts:’ Why the Trump team is ‘Planting a Lie Flag’ in war on media

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(TIML NEWS) President Trump’s special adviser Kellyanne Conway proposed something new on Sunday: “alternative facts.”

The alternative to “facts” is “fictions.” But President Trump’s special adviser Kellyanne Conway proposed something new on Sunday: “alternative facts.” The strange phrase entered the lexicon when Conway told NBC’s Chuck Todd that the numerous misstatements in press secretary Sean Spicer’s angry statement to reporters Saturday were actually “alternative facts.

” The phrase called into the question Conway’s understanding of the word “facts” and caused widespread mockery on Sunday. But Conway’s remarks were reflective of something real  a new administration which feels, on day three, that it is already under siege from unfair reporters. Trump himself spoke about his “running war with the media.

It sounds like a laughable conspiracy theory that one could write off as the fevered complaints of a political faction that lost. But when the administration states that it can choose different sets of facts and quote more compliant numbers, it shows a frightening degree of disrespect for the very concept of facts. Sound off below!!!

 

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