Yesterday the White House posted a tweet that right away blew up the BS detectors for more than one reason:
When President Biden took office, millions were unemployed and there was no vaccine available.
In the past 15 months, the economy has created 8.3 million jobs and the unemployment rate stands at 3.6%, the fastest ever decline in unemployment since the start of the presidential term.
– The White House (@Casa Bianca) May 12, 2022
There have been nothing but crickets from the Ministry of Truth so far, but Washington Post lead fact-checker Glenn Kessler called the White House about the vaccine part of the above tweet:
Who is driving the @White House Twitter account? Delete this fake tweet. Biden himself said 8 percent of seniors had received the vaccine the day he took office. Biden was one of them. -> https://t.co/ojDmn1DNIQ https://t.co/V7z07DHQ90
– Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 13, 2022
Wow, when you lost the Washington Post Other CNN with a single tweet that speaks volumes.
You know it’s bad when … https://t.co/auCr4FxHO2
– John1776 (@johnviscontti) May 13, 2022
Donald Trump Jr. has singled out a job for the head of the Disinformation Governance Board:
Hello, Ministry of Truth, I would like to report a problem. https://t.co/wHMkB2Qgbm
– Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 13, 2022
Fox News’ John Roberts noted the obvious irony in all of this:
Disinformation, from the creators of the Disinformation Governance Board https://t.co/Tzz8GliNVc
– John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) May 13, 2022
Next assignment for WaPo fact-checkers:
OK, this is the first step. Time to open the Pinocchio box. https://t.co/3I2j3H47IF
– Tim Graham (@TimJGraham) May 13, 2022
If fact-checkers were consistently honest, there wouldn’t be enough Pinocchios in the world to apply to the Biden administration’s lies. And of course there have been many who have defended the White House tweet as accurate:
It’s amazing to see someone rationalize a lie in real time
– (((Aaron Walker))) (@AaronWorthing) May 13, 2022
There is no lie too big for the left base to defend, no matter how ridiculous and desperate it may be.