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TOPIC: 2016 Fact-Checks

2016 Fact-Checks 05 Nov 2016 13:26 #10815

  • hudson.l
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By the next time I post something, we'll know who the next president of the United States will be. That being said, I'd like to give one last election post. What better to write about then the fabulous Fact-Check Friday on Social Media? Yesterday, Post politics created a huge trend on Social Media with a run-down of all the best fact checks (or "Pinnochios" as they call it) of this election. Both candidates were equally targeted so it's all fair game with this one.

I'll go ahead and start with Trump since I really dislike him and have written at least four anti-Trump posts this month. As a way to defend the fact that Russia is trying to rig the election to help Trump, he claimed that Clinton gave Russia 20% of American uranium and that she was paid a ton for it. He also said that the unemployment rate was 42% when everybody and their dog knows that president Obama knocked it down to 5%; at the end of Bush's presidency's the unemployment rate was 10% which was tragic enough. Trump also claimed that the murder rate is the highest it's been in 45 years.

Clinton hasn't been much of an honest angel either though. First of all, she said that the Defense of Marriage Act had to be enacted to stop an anti-gay marriage amendment. She then went on to claim that she was the only candidate in either party who would not raise middle-class taxes. When it comes to the email scandal, there has been nothing to prove the conspiracy yet, but she has told to fibs regarding the matter. She said that everyone knew she was using a personal email, which they did not. I guess when you look back at it, you have to lie at some point..that's just politics. It's always nice to have fact-checker behind the action and this years, there have been plenty.
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2016 Fact-Checks 05 Nov 2016 19:28 #10818

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We will know soon who will be our next President. Each candidate is trowing mud as fast as they can at this point. In my memory this has been the nastiest and messiest and most distracting presidential race of all time. If this presidential race sets the bar for future races, what can we expect from here?
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2016 Fact-Checks 06 Nov 2016 17:39 #10826

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Hello Hudson! I think your fact check post is extremely important. I'm from Los Angeles, California, but I recently moved to Arizona temporarily. Arizona is currently a swing state, and could possibly become democratic after the election. I have came across more Trump supporters out here than I have Clinton supporters. When I ask them why they are voting for Trump, everything they say is pretty much a lie with absolutely no plan or foundation. The only reasoning they give for not liking Clinton is that she is a liar, but really being a liar is better than being a racist, sexist, lying, xenophobic, sexual predator without any actual well-thought-out plan for the United States. I definitely think it's important for people to critically think about the facts in order to make a good voting decision.
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