Tuesday, February 4, 2014

How many whoppers did he tell in the State of the Union? Fact-checkers are having a blast, citing untruth after untruth

Why We Don't Trust Him - Ed Feulner/Washington Times

“As president, I’m committed to making Washington work better, and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here,” Mr. Obama said.

Speeches that cherry-pick facts that flatter and omit the ones that hurt — speeches that present facts out of context — have the opposite effect. They increase that lack of faith.

Until that changes, Americans would be well-advised to apply President Reagan’s famous dictum on the Soviet Union to their own elected officials: “Trust, but verify.”