Here Gentlemen is what you should have done instead. From the NYT article:
“A reporter for Time magazine — and I have been on their cover 14 or 15 times. I think we have the all-time record in the history of Time magazine.”
This claim is inane; even though his claim was wrong, all it means is that he miscounted, not that he lied.
“Take a look at the Pew reports (which show voter fraud.)”
One of the-the studies he was making mention to did in fact list non-citizens on voter rolls. The evidence NYT lays out shows Trump was still wrong about how many non-citizens voted, but that’s not the same as lying.
Exactly. I won’t make the claim that the NYT or CNN or MSNBS doesn’t slant their coverage in ways that say things that aren’t biased. I didn’t read through every single lie. There’s just too many.
As a group, many are true, many, as you say are, at least partially true.
The problem comes when you have a habit of being untrue, your mistakes are perceived as lies. For what it’s worth, I agree with you, I can’t get in Trump’s head, I don’t know what he’s lying about and what he is mistaken about (your examples), but I think you might agree that if you want the benefit of the doubt in those cases, you have to show moral character. You have to tell the truth when it is inconvenient as person to do so.
When judging a situation and weighing the evidence, humans weigh negatives greater than they do positives.
If I treat my wife like a queen 29 days out of 30 and beat her on the last day, am I a good husband or a bad husband?
If Al Gore makes a handful of false or exaggerated claims in a movie about climate change, even if most of what he said was true, do we trust him?
So I completely agree with you on all counts. The issue is that truth and lies are not weighed the same.
Interestingly, of your two sources, one, I can’t read because you can only read with a scrip, the other does address Trumps lies, but they are simply reporting on a left-leaning source and worse, it’s unconfirmed.
So yes, the right has addressed the issue, that was a broad statement on my part. They certainly haven’t addressed it with anywhere near the same ferver as they do with politicians on the left