Sep 25, 2016 by


“Excuse me! EXCUSE ME! Don’t fact-check ME! I have the BEST facts! They’re unbelievable! Unbelievable…”

FoxSpews Senior Talking Head Chris Wallace has made it clear he will not be fact-checking anyone at the last Presidential debate… and Donald Trump approves that message:

LARRY KING (HOST): Chris Wallace of Fox News is going to moderate the final debate. He says he doesn’t believe it’s his job to be the truth squad, that it’s up to the candidates to catch each other. Do you think the moderator should have facts at hands and correct the guest?

DONALD TRUMP: Well, I don’t know. I can tell you, Chris Wallace is a professional. He’s very, very good at what he does. And you know, I can understand him saying that but yeah, I think — I think that the candidates should police themselves.

And as we all know, The Donald is an absolute EXPERT at policing himself. He’s certainly an expert at policing Hillary Clinton, calling her a liar, a bigot, one of the founders of ISIS, and many other things too numerous to list…

…or are they?

The Hillary Clinton campaign held a special press call to call on the debate moderator, media, and voters to fact check Donald Trump. In order to help the press, debate moderators, and voters fact check Trump, the Clinton campaign has released 19 pages of Trump lies.

HFA Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri said, “Donald Trump has shown a clear pattern of repeating provably false lies hoping that nobody will correct him. As we head into this debate, we want voters and viewers to be on alert that they should keep track. Any candidate that tells this many lies, clearly can’t win the debate on the merits.”

The full list can be read here. Here’s a quick taste, though:

The Clinton campaign is specifically focused on Trump’s 7 Deadly Lies:

FALSE: Trump opposed the Iraq War.

Washington Post: Trump: “I was totally against the war in Iraq.” // Four Pinocchios.

FALSE: Trump opposed intervention in Libya.

Factcheck.org: Donald Trump on Libya, May 20 interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”: I would have stayed out of Libya.” // False.

FALSE: Clinton supports open borders.

PolitiFact: Trump says Clinton wants to create ‘totally open borders.’ // False

FALSE: Clinton wants to get rid of the Second Amendment.

ABC News: “Claim: Hillary Clinton wants to abolish the Second Amendment” // False.

“When Trump made this same claim earlier in the cycle, Politifact rated the claim false after finding no evidence of Clinton ever advocating for the abolishment of the Second Amendment… Bottom line: there’s no evidence to support Trump’s claim.

FALSE: President Obama and Clinton founded ISIS.

Washington Post: “Is Obama the founder of ISIS?” // Absolutely not.

“Absolutely not. It’s like saying that Ronald Reagan is the founder of al-Qaeda because the arms he sent to the mujahideen in Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion led to the creation of al-Qaeda. It’s a ludicrous claim.”

FALSE: Clinton would allow 620,000 refugees into the U.S. with no vetting.

Washington Post: Trump: “This includes her plan to bring in 620,000 new refugees from Syria and that region over a short period of time.” // This is an “invented figure.”

FALSE: Trump will make Mexico pay for the wall.

NPR Fact Check: Trump: “And Mexico will pay for the wall. 100 percent.” // Mexican President “would not pay” for the wall.

And this is just the first page — the first of NINETEEN PAGES of whoppers that House tRump has tossed around since Hair Furor rode down on his escalator to make our lives perfect — or gold-plated, anyway.

None of this stuff is any surprise to those of us who’ve been paying attention. And none of this will change the minds of the White (Male) Walkers who make up the bulk of The Donald’s “movement.” It may not even affect Holt, Anderson Cooper, or any of the other moderators who have been completely mute about fact-checking since Wallace took his “anti-Candy Crowley stance”:

STEVE DOOCY (HOST): We were talking to Donald Trump yesterday about whether or not he would prefer a moderator or a fact-checker? He said a moderator. You don’t want a fact-checker like 2012 and Candy Crowley. Watch this.


MITT ROMNEY: It took the president 14 days before he called the attack in Benghazi an act of terror

BARACK OBAMA: Get the transcript.

CANDY CROWLEY: He did, in fact, sir, so let me — call it an act of terror.

OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder, Candy?

CROWLEY: He did call it an act of terror.


DOOCY: She was wrong, and it cost Romney because he just sat there.

JAY TOWNSEND: You cannot let something like that stand. She corrected him. She was wrong. He was right. He stood there and took it like an admonished school boy, and you can’t allow that to happen in front of a national audience. That’s not presidential. It was not strong.

Welllllllllll, she WASN’T wrong, but in the words of the late Edward Albee, “That’s all blood under the bridge.”

My point is this: Even if this list doesn’t give the voters pause, or the moderators pause, it should give the press some serious pause — if not to be embarrassed by the wholly unprofessional job they’ve done about holding tRump to some kind of account, but their fervent desire to prove that covering Benghazigate and Emailgate to death is their way of providing “even-handed coverage.”

And anyway, you now have the perfect response for anyone who says, “Clinton lies just as much as Trump”: 19 pages, right upside the head.

Happy reading.


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  1. 19461950

    Um, how is it that Hillary is even running?

    The refugee disaster is on Clinton’s and Obama’s hands . . . .


    . . . . and Clinton is running for the Presidency of the United States? How is that possible?

  2. You could fill a book with Hillary’s lies if you used the same standard of fact checking. As a matter of fact every politician’s list of false facts would be double that of Donald Trump’s. Now if you start comparing his list of so called lies with her list, I would say that her list is far more damaging to our country and political system. Mr Trump should be admonished for his boastful lies, although he does have a right to his opinions, maybe that Mexico will pay for the wall, who really knows. Also try fact checking the things Hillary has said about Donald Trump. Try fact checking what any politician says about their opponent.
    Hillary’s lies in my opinion have endangered our nation and have affected our way of life with so much corruption. Her lies should have landed her in jail and would have if she weren’t above the law. Too bad for the rest of us who have laws to obey.

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