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[Official] Biden Pinocchio Watch Thread

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Os Trigonum, Mar 30, 2021.

  1. ThatBoyNick

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    Right, at the same time it feels silly to take the dozens of Biden **** ups seriously when we just witnessed the opposing party ignore and cheer on literally thousands of often more egregious **** ups.

    Weird time politically. Have to hold Biden to a higher standard, but it's really annoying when you look at people who, like OP, seem hyper-focused on sharing any Biden/Dem party wrongdoings, but was virtually nowhere to be seen on Trump/Gop party wrongdoings, instead was often posting opinion pieces aimed to neutralize the rights wrongdoings, never does that for left wrongdoings.

    This type of selective outrage, hypocrisy, partisan hackery, intellectual dishonesty, is what really ruins political dialogue in this country.
     
  2. Os Trigonum

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    lol
     
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  3. ThatBoyNick

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    ;)
     
  4. rocketsjudoka

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    Biden shouldn't be held to a higher standard but the media should still fact check him.

    Biden garbles his facts a lot and throughout his political career has said many things that weren't true or exaggerated just because he beat a guy who was record setting in that regard doesn't mean the media shouldn't point out when Biden does it.
     
  5. Rashmon

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    When did JR go full MAGA?

    SAD
     
  6. Invisible Fan

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    Having one Biden lies thread isn't the end of the world. A presidents job used to mostly be about lying to the people while signing a bill every other quarter. You can't turn around four years of ****ups on a dime so the point shouldn't be about the ****ups rather how they deal with them or even suppress them.

    I've been increasingly skeptical more and more about media coverage in general. No doubt their reporters think they're collectively doing good work but publications all have something to sell at the end of the day.
     
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    #28 J.R., Apr 10, 2021
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    Trump set the precedent, now every president going forward knows you can make up whatever you want and face no repercussions. Make America Honest Again.
     
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    piling up the Pinocchios

    Biden’s claim that the ‘average rapist rapes about six times’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...im-that-average-rapist-rapes-about-six-times/

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    The Pinocchio Test
    Sexual assault of women is an important issue, and Biden has long been a leader in pressing for laws to combat it. But now that Biden has the presidential megaphone, he has a responsibility to use statistics that are widely accepted and not controversial.

    Perhaps he remembered this statistic from the Obama administration’s work on campus sexual assault, but that was some time ago. Even then, Lisak’s findings were under fire from other academicians.

    The Lisak paper was published almost two decades ago and primarily focused on campus sexual assault, not the “average rapist,” as Biden put it. Moreover, the statistics come from a relatively small sample of men who were randomly self-selected as they walked across a college campus. It was not based on a nationwide sample.

    Obviously, The Fact Checker cannot litigate the debate between Lisak and his critics. But the White House should be aware of the dispute and be more cautious about validating a statistic that may or may not be correct. Otherwise, Biden may be perpetuating misinformation.

    Ordinarily, given the academic dispute, we’d consider this a Two-Pinocchio claim. But because the president turned a study about campus rape into a statistic about the average rapist, he earns Three Pinocchios.

    Three Pinocchios

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    B-Bob my celli weighs a ton
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    A thread like this after having a former president who lied as much as spoke looks to be in bad faith. It's like the GOP now caring about the deficit...so I'm pretty sure the OP is just trolling at this point. I didn't hear him or any of the usual suspects complaining about it then but now it's an issue. Well, to each his own...
     
  13. Mr.Scarface

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    Trump lie count was 30,500 (or so). Obama was 18 in 8 years. Trump told 20 lies, mistruths per DAY. Biden has to step up his game to catch Trump.
     
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    Awesome.... has anyone gotten President Biden to weigh in on time travel yet or worm holes? I want to hear his thoughts.
     
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    Glitch in the matrix...

     
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    Obama lied 18 times in 8 years? o_O
     
  17. Rashmon

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    It's okay, the thread starter is a moderate Democrat...
     
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    Joey’s brain is backsliding...

    Six Pinocchios
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    “Parts of our country are backsliding into the days of Jim Crow, passing laws that harken back to the era of poll taxes when Black people were made to guess how many jelly beans in a jar or count the number of bubbles in a bar of soap before they could cast their ballot.”

     
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