Sunday, January 22, 2017
It's NOT a Little Thing
To some it may seem like a little thing - the coining of a phrase to describe falsehoods, but I draw the line when that phrase is being used to defend a person who is officially speaking for the American President.
The position of White House Press Secretary or Presidential Spokesmen should not be taken lightly, and the words spoken at an official press conference at the White House should be the truth, not lies or falsehoods or "alternative" facts. The American people should demand the truth be spoken at that podium EVERY SINGLE TIME. The press corps' job is to ask tough questions, and it is the Press Secretary's role to answer them truthfully. Trust is built on credibility; credibility, on the truth.
I admire Chuck Todd for holding Presidential Spokesman, Kellyanne Conway's feet to the fire on Meet the Press. Every American citizen whether they supported this president or not should be outraged when anything less than the truth is presented by President Trump, his cabinet, or his spokesmen.
The world is watching our new President and his cabinet. The world is watching the American people. The world is watching the American press. Our republic and our values are being tested.
"Alternative" facts from the White House cannot be tolerated nor should Americans be asked to tolerate them. Once we turn a blind eye to the little things; they gradually become big things.
"Alternative facts" are NOT little things!