While several media operations have decided to join reality, calling the Trump regime’s lies what they are—lies—one outlet remains steadfastly committed to enabling the ruling regime’s propaganda efforts: NPR.
[A lie is defined as] "A false statement made with intent to deceive," Kelly says. "Intent being the key word there. Without the ability to peer into Donald Trump's head, I can't tell you what his intent was. I can tell you what he said and how that squares, or doesn't, with facts."
NPR's senior vice president for news, Michael Oreskes, says NPR has decided not to use the word "lie" and that Kelly got it right by avoiding that word.
"Our job as journalists is to report, to find facts, and establish their authenticity and share them with everybody," says Oreskes. "It's really important that people understand that these aren't our opinions. ... These are things we've established through our journalism, through our reporting ... and I think the minute you start branding things with a word like 'lie,' you push people away from you."
What a load of horseshit, rendering the entire concept of truth moot. If Trump says the sky is purple, how could we know if his little brain actually intended to utter such a stupid falsehood? Why, it’s probably all just a misunderstanding!
You know, conservatives rally around conservative media, unified in message and purpose, while liberals consider themselves all superior because they listen to the soothing blather of NPR.
Never forget—supposedly “liberal” news outlets like CNN, the New York Times, and NPR were some of the biggest purveyors of bullshit stories on Clinton’s emails (remember that non-story?) and the Clinton Foundation (remember that other non-story?)—stories that were of critical importance to the nation, until they suddenly, overnight, were not. (What changed? I wonder … )
With “liberal” media like that, who needs Breitbart?