I’ve grown not trust the so-called fact checking sites. When you drill down on the ownership and alliances of many of these sites, you'll find them financed and supported by biased parties that have no interest in facts and are in effect, propaganda mills.
Then point out where they are factually incorrect.
Snopes has been problematic this cycle. There are tens of articles disputing the specific assertions they've made on a swath of different topics. I don't need to go into the details here. It doesn't help the argument.
No, get into the details. I've seen lots of people saying "Snopes? Clearly biased liars." but not backing it up with any facts. Show your work.
Quite right. The Trump campaign wasn't just about appealing to racists. It was also about appealing to sexists, homophobes, islamphobes, and anti-Semites. Pretty much the entire neonazi platform. I'll be sure to get it right next time.
Anonymous Coward (but seriously we know who you are) wrote:
Voting for a racist no more makes you a racist than voting for a murderer makes you a murderer.
You really picked a perfect example there.
Your racist ran on the explicit promise of racist policies. His newly appointed "chief strategist and counselor" is an avowed anti-Semite and white supremacist. So your vote means you don't give a shit about the targets of those policies. Which makes you, at best, an enabler. A collaborator.
To continue your analogy: You voted for the murderer whose campaign was founded on explicit promises to murder more people. You don't get a pass on that.
This is hopefully the administration that proves that the alt-right view of "limited government," i.e. "let corporations run amok and drop taxes on the people who actually have the money" is utter twaddle.
That's not cause to celebrate.
This isn't some abstract intellectual exercise. The cost of this proof will be huge, and will be borne disproportionately by those who can least afford it.