The Whoppers of 2021


The FactCheck website has published its compilation of the biggest fibs of the year. It covers lies about vaccinations, election fraud and red meat. Here are some samples. Click the link for the full article.

Mass rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has been the defining story of 2021, yet for all its success, vaccination rates remain stubbornly low in some populations.

Another prominent line of misinformation is a carry-over from 2020, former President Donald Trump’s continued instance that massive voter fraud caused him to lose the 2020 election. The president’s false claims came to a head in a fact-challenged Jan. 6 speech in Washington, D.C. that preceded a violent attack on the U.S. Capitol while Congress was meeting to certify then-President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

And, of course, we fact-checked numerous claims made by, and about, the new Biden administration, which took office this year. Among the false claims: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s statement that “all” Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan were evacuated by early September, and Republican claims that Biden had plans to drastically cut U.S. red meat consumption and force families to sell their farms.

Liars will lie and believers will believe.

rjb

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2 Responses to The Whoppers of 2021

  1. verendun says:

    Haven’t commented for a while due to illness. C’est la Vie. The interesting thing about all these “fibs” is that they all began and are only promulgated mainy by a very specific demographic – the religious right. Mainly in the USA where a civil war is obviously being fomented by said demographic. Similarly in the UK and in Canada there have been similar “fibs” about the Trudeau government.
    I had earlier believed you were from ScoMo Australia, given your bog roll brand, but apparently not!

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