January 5, 2018

Um, these are alternative facts?

What are alternative facts?  Certainly not unverifiable hearsay.  Michael Wolff, author of a supposedly tell-all book about president Trump claims everyone in the White House thinks the president is a moron. He has a spotty record on truth, but he's out selling his book as fact.  Except he can't verify it, according to...himself;
The author of the explosive new book about Donald Trump's presidency acknowledged in the book that he wasn't certain all of its content was true.

Michael Wolff, the author of "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," included a note at the start that casts significant doubt on the reliability of the specifics contained in the rest of its pages.

Several of his sources, he says, were definitely lying to him, while some offered accounts that flatly contradicted those of others.
Some specific refutations have already come to light, for example:
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, whom the book said warned Trump that he may be under surveillance from British spies, issued a statement describing the claim as "categorically absurd" and "simply untrue."

Anna Wintour, the longtime Vogue editor, also dismissed the claim that she lobbied Trump to be his ambassador to the UK as "laughably preposterous."
So his book is basically gossip. No one should care about it then. Of course many will, including the mainstream media who I have already seen touting it as gospel about the inner workings of the current administration. They don't care about accuracy, just their own narrative being bolstered by these alternative facts. I've already spent more time on this drivel than it deserves, so I'm done.
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