When a Lie is a False Assertion

Posted: December 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

truthliesIn today’s NY Times Jim Rutenberg writes, in TV News Must Pull No Punches for Trump: “Television news is going to have to do its part should Mr. Trump and his administration try to make policy based on false assertions…”

False, as we all know, is something that is not true or factual, and an assertion is a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief, so a “false assertion” is nothing more, therefore, than an “untrue statement of fact or belief” or perhaps we should just call it what it is – a “lie.”

So much for “pulling no punches”!

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