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Fake News Concerned With Personality, Not Policy
Personality Entices Constituents, Policy Requires Understanding

Return to Fake News Internet Library  11/1/18


Fake News: Trumpisms Presented as Lies
Not Political Hyperbole

Especially If the Likes of Nuclear Disarmament 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."

Michael Bloomberg

 

1. What Trump Said on Puerto Rico's Hurricane
 “Fifty Times Last Original Number NO WAY!” Trump's Source
 

What Trump Meant Requires Interpretation

Direct Hit cause about 60 deaths, Increase had little to do with FEMA performance.
 Culprit for much larger death toll was poor infrastructure.

  
  Failure was federal and local government politicians. 
   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, Hyperbole,
What Was Not Being Reported Was Important,
Most Deaths Were Caused People Inactions Over Many Year,
 It Must be Discussed, Regardless of Personality

 

2. Trump Campaign Message

Trump's Claimed Actual Unemployment was 42%
 

Was It Fake News
 Exaggerations, Another Lie, Hyperbole?
 

What Trump Meant Requires Interpretation.
Trump's 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 his constituency.
Reporting it any other way is Fake News
Politicians and Economist have been allowed Choice of Measure for many years.
this Fake the real news.

 

Editor's Note:

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.

Take Birthright citizenship.
It is probably a 14th amendment question.
If so, it's political hyperbole move on to other real policy related news.

If He Can eliminate Birthright Citizenship use

Why the United States Has Birthright Citizenship and
Chris Mathews can make opposing side play Hardball.

Jon Stewart Says Trump Appeals to Media's “own narcissism”

 

More from the Editor

The Trump victory was a reaction to liberal Democratic Identity Poetics.

Richard Nixon's election was a reaction to the liberal Great Society.

Many Trumps Tweets are Political Hyperbola, should be ignored
even though they are easy and good for ratings.

This is a part of the "Cycles of American History."

See Why Trump Won and American President

Trump is effectively unique.
Ben Franklin said we have "a Republic, if you can keep it."
It has never been easy or  more nations would accomplish it.

 

 

Thanks! Walter Antoniotti   

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