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The Truth Matters Says Biden
At the 2023 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, Joe Biden talked about how lies are ruining our democracy. He spoke about how lies have become a reality by being told repeatedly. So, we must ask ourselves, what is the truth that he says matters? Is it factual reporting, or what the government tells us is true?
“The truth matters. As I said last year at this dinner, a poison is running through our democracy and parts of the extreme press. Truth buried by lies and lies living on as truth.” - Joe Biden, 2023 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Who decides what “the truth” is? What is the “extreme press?”
“Lies of conspiracy and malice, repeated over and over again. Designed to generate a cycle of anger, hate, and even violence.” - Joe Biden, 2023 White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
It is good to see that the US President sees that there are lies and malice in the press. But he is implying that the independent journalists and media are the extreme press that is repeating lies to get people to believe them as truth.
As I often say, you must follow the patterns of who is telling the truth and who is telling lies to decide what is propaganda and what is truth.
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What press showed us the “poor Kuwaiti nurse” who witnessed Iraqi soldiers taking babies from incubators and leaving them to die on the floor in 1990, starting the first Gulf War? It turned out that she was the daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Though this girl lived in the United States, her testimony was collaborated by Amnesty International after “opportunistic manipulation of the international human rights movement.”
And who told us Iraq had not destroyed their weapons of mass destruction that led to the Iraqi war from 2003 to 2011? It turns out that the “truth” was what the US government told us through the mainstream media and later identified as lies.
Who told us about chemical attacks in 2017 that led to the bombing of Syrian targets? Again, it was the US government and mainstream media that told lies. The OPCW confirmed in 2016 that Iraq had destroyed its chemical weapons.
The pattern of the US using mainstream media to tell falsehoods to support their warmongering goes back to the 1960s.
I think we can decide who the extreme media and liars are.
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