America, welcome to a new reality where up is down, black is white, left is right, and BS is cloaked under new and more palatable monikers. Oh, and get used to it, because Donald Trump and his minions have now mastered the art of bald-faced lying.
We got a shining example of this propaganda tool at work Sunday on Meet the Press. Paid prevaricator and spinmeister Kellyanne Conway was asked by Chuck Todd why White House Press Secretary felt the need on Saturday to jump all over the press simply because they dared to report that attendance at Trump’s inaugural had been far below what President Obama experienced. Conway replied:
“Don’t be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck. They’re saying it’s a falsehood and our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that.”
“Wait a minute. Alternative facts! Four of the five facts that he uttered were just not true. Alternative facts are not facts, they’re falsehoods.”
When Conway attempted to tell deflect and spin, Todd pressed her again:
“You sent the press secretary out there to utter a falsehood on the smallest, pettiest thing. And I don’t understand why you did it.”
Conway then tried to use another lie to obscure the one that had just come out of her mouth:
“I don’t think you can prove those numbers one way or the other. You can laugh at me all you want. You are, and I think it’s actually symbolic of the way we’re treated by the press. I’ll just ignore it. I’m bigger than that. I’m a kind and gracious person.”
No, Kellyanne, are you not the least bit kind or gracious. In reality, you are a walking, talking stack of steaming bullshit with some hair and clothes pinned on. You and all of the Trump surrogates (i.e. paid liars) are full of crap and nothing you say can be believed in the least. And this is why the public is already turning on you and your boss has a 38 percent approval rating.
Alternative facts? Where I come from, we call those lies. Times may change, but that doesn’t.
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