Presented as Lies and Exaggerations
is Fake News!
Especially If Discussions on Nuclear Disarmament, Voter
Unhappiness... are Ignored!
"You've got to remember, he
is a real estate guy, a promoter ...
And so he comes from a world where you exaggerate;
there's a lot of hyperbole."
don't see a train wreck."
You have to translate what he says and just focus on what he
Example 1. What Trump Said
on Puerto Rico's Hurricane
“Fifty Times Last Original Number NO WAY!”
What Trump Meant
Direct Hit cause about 60 deaths, Increase had little to do with
Culprit for much larger death toll was poor infrastructure.
Failure was federal and local government
Puerto Rico competes for
Federal funds with education, the military,
US social programs, support for the elderly.
Opportunity Cost of more spending should be considered relevant.
The Fake News is Dominated by Trump's Use of Data,
What Was Not Being Reported Was Important,
Most Deaths Were Caused People Inactions Over Many Year,
It Must be Discussed, Regardless of Personality
Example 2. Trump Campaign Message
Claimed Actual Unemployment was 42%
Was It Fake News
Exaggerations, Another Lie, Hyperbole?
What Trump Meant
campaign statement should have said the US employs about 60%
of the population which means 40% are not working, they are unemployed.
Understanding Unemployment is complicated.
Six measurements are required.
Headline unemployment is the lowest estimate.
It is used by anyone wanting
to simplify or some personal need.
To many, less than 5%
unemployment is Fake News.
Trump used data important to
Reporting it any other
way is Fake News
It also Under
Reported Safety Net Effect on Middle and
Over Reported Income Inequality
Politicians, Economist and the Media have been allowed
Choice of Measure
for many years.
This is Unintended Fake News.
The media and the economics community
feel little responsibility to
communicate relevant truth.
Doing so is difficult for the media plus it causes poor ratings.
Media and economists must analysis
what is behind Trump's thoughts in relation to policy.
Example 1 Birthright citizenship.
It is probably a 14th amendment question.
If so, it's political hyperbole move on to other real policy
If He can eliminate Birthright Citizenship, report pro and cons.
Why the United States Has Birthright Citizenship and
Steve Bannon Oxford Q
has interesting implications, but few in the media
The why of the recent populist movement requires investigation.
“I have the support of the police,
the support of the military, the support of the ‘Bikers for
I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough —
until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad,
President Donald Trump, in an
of physical violence against his political opponents.
can make opposing sides play Hardball.
Jon Stewart Says
Trump Appeals to Media's “own narcissism”
Where he gets incorrect
like Finns ranking to lower fire danger,
would be news.
Problem: Finding a Knowledgeable Person
since much of our news comes from
Authors, Think Tanks and Academic "Experts most of whom
are prejudice on one side of contentious issues.
Where is the discussion on the Nuclear Treaty?
Is Almost No Reporting by the Mass Media Fake News?
More from the
The Trump victory was a reaction to liberal Democratic
Richard Nixon's election was a
reaction to the liberal
Tweets are Political Hyperbola, should be ignored
even though they are easy and good for ratings.
Bush Family Business Oil Dynasty
Bush Family Trump Without the Rough Edges?
This is a part of the
"Cycles of American History."
Trump Won and
Ben Franklin said we have "a Republic, if you can keep it."
It has never been easy or
more nations would accomplish it.
Examples of Cleaning the
..and sharp cuts to the budgets of the
State Department and the US Agency for International
Development. Trump will emphasize hard power over soft, and
he'll use deep cuts to federal health insurance, the federal
pension system, and other social programs to pay for it. The
Trump budget doesn't matter much, since Congress controls
spending, but it's a good indicator of the president's policy
priorities. GZERO Medint:3/13/
Postscript: Over Time This
Important Question Will be Answered
The Biggest Political Scandal in American History