The following is an excerpt from MARK HEMINGWAY | November 3, 2016 | Weeklystandard.com |
Throughout the 2016 campaign, there's been quite a lot of anguish about how to cover Donald Trump. It was collectively decided that his dishonesty necessitated extraordinary measures to inform the public he was a yuge liar. CNN started calling him a liar regularly in the chryon underneath their reports, and Huffington Post has gone so far as to append an editors note attacking his credibility at the end of every story.
It's true that Trump does stretch the truth, if not outright rewrite the facts, quite a bit. I don't necessarily object to calling out egregious lies. But if we're going to run around calling people liars, I have a modest proposal: Can we apply this standard to the President of the United States?
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