'Alternative facts' are just lies, whatever Kellyanne Conway claims

"The New York Times was right to call out the White House on obvious falsehoods, but its big headline was part of the reactive news coverage that Drumpf gamed throughout his campaign. Through a provocative tweet or gross insult, he could ignite a firestorm on social media and in the press. The timing is always interesting because when these storms blew, it was often to obscure a deeper and more serious menace. All the attention paid to the number of people at the inauguration obscured the import of both the executive order on healthcare he signed on Friday and the huge women’s protests on Saturday."

 

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Kathryn SwintJill Abramson