On Monday, analysts across the political spectrum tried to figure out what President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani meant when he said that “truth isn’t truth.”
Fox News host Shepard Smith turned to the dictionary for help. In a segment that aired Monday, Smith provided Fox News’ audience with the working definition of truth.
“Webster’s defines it as the body of real things, events and facts and the state of being the case. It’s truth. It’s noble. Often demonstrable. Sometimes elusive…. but truth is truth,” Smith determined.
Of course, in our current political moment that’s not always clear cut. Smith points out that “truth is truth” is destined to enter the pantheon of Trumpian attacks on reality, such as the president commanding his followers not to believe what they see and read and Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts.”
Giuliani later clarified that he hadn’t meant to start a philosophical discussion about the nature of truth but rather point out that different people might have different stories, creating a ‘he said, she said'” scenario.
“My statement was not meant as a pontification on moral theology but one referring to the situation where two people make precisely contradictory statements, the classic “he said, she said” puzzle,” Giuliani said. “Sometimes further inquiry can reveal the truth other times it doesn’t.”
Tucker Carlson announces ‘long-planned’ vacation following his top writer’s resignation for racism
Minutes after Fox News was called out on MSNBC, the embattled host of The Tucker Carlson Show announced that he would be going on a "long-planned" vacation.
The announcement came after Blake Neff, the show's top writer, was exposed for his history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic social media posts.
‘I told you this would happen’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump for trying to ruin Dr Fauci
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for his latest attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
"Fauci is not to blame for any of this. Trump is, period," said Cuomo. "And now that the reality is sinking in to blue and red, to left, right, and reasonable, Trump is doing what he always does: trying to shift blame to someone else. And we must reject efforts to shift stink onto the one man we can trust."
"Now, in these White House attacks, we see their principles on display as well, don't we?" said Cuomo. "Eat your own, lie about Fauci, deny your role, and defy the mandate of leadership that we gave you. And how about using an unnamed official to smear the only credible voice they have on this voice. Where are the worries about anonymous sources now, Mr. President? This is making America great again? You pardon a convicted liar and lie about a man with a conviction to fight a pandemic, which you apparently lack."
MSNBC anchor goes after Fox News for Tucker Carlson ‘dabbling’ in white supremacy
MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes blasted Fox News personality Tucker Carlson for white supremacy on Monday.
Hayes played clips of Carlson discussing white supremacy on-air.
"If you were to assemble a list, a hierarchy of concerns, of problems this country faces, where would white supremacy be on the list? Right up there with Russia probably. It is actually not a real problem in America," Carlson falsely claimed. "This is a hoax."
Hayes blasted the segment.
"Tucker Carlson wants you to believe the concern about white supremacy in America is a hoax, which is very convenient for a guy who's show has been dabbling in it for years," Hayes noted. "The truth is that white supremacy is alive and well in this country, on TV and certain corners of the internet where racists get together and post this stuff."