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alternative facts

A phrase used by Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway in defense of seemingly incorrect information presented by the White House press secretary about the size of the crowd attending US President Donald Trump's inauguration. It was quickly popularized in memes that used the phrase to mean statements that are presented as truthful but contradict factual evidence—ostensibly, lies. An ice cream sundae isn't unhealthy—that's just alternative facts!
See also: alternative, fact
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Roger France - Mister Factuality himself spends a deal of his time describing me as a liar regarding anything I write about the European Union, it seems that my 'alternative fact' this week is that we pay PS350 million to Brussels every week, (I'm sure I saw it on the side of a bus!).
In his new book, Truth in Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Fact s, David E.
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When faced with contradictory information that challenges a bias, there is always an "alternative fact" to explain it away.
Here are a few of his lowest points: Alternative fact Press secretary Sean Spicer set the tone by claiming the crowd for Trump's inauguration as the largest ever, despite photographic evidence showing Barack Obama's alone was far bigger.
The Ed Dunlop-trained Charlie Appleby: five winners at Newmarket over weekend Alternative Fact also holds the Epsom Classic engagement and makes his seasonal debut having finished second to subsequent Group 3 winner Wootton in a Deauville Listed prize.
The second chapter examines the complex relation of the counterfactual and the factual, with a nod to Trump's friend, Kellyanne Conway, and her concept of the "alternative fact", which should not be confused with the counterfactual.
"This is what they now call an 'alternative fact'." "The administration's mean-spiritedness towards our art and entertainment is an expression of their mean-spirited attitude about people who want that art and entertainment, people who also want and deserve decent wages, a fair tax system, a safe environment, education for their children and healthcare for all," he added.
After the president tweeted about Snoop Dogg's music video, the "Us or Else" rapper took to (https://www.instagram.com/p/BRqnWlOjwZE/) Instagram and unleashed a number insults aimed at Trump, calling him a "tangerine tanned muskrat scrotum skin, lacefront possum fur wig wearing, alternative fact, atomic dog."
Unleashing a fury of insults, the "Us or Else" rapper called the president a "tangerine tanned muskrat scrotum skin, lacefront possum fur wig wearing, alternative fact, atomic dog," among a number of other things.
Axelrod, however, penned an (http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/30/opinions/david-axelrod-i-woke-up-this-morning-as-an-alternative-fact/) op-ed piece likening himself to an "alternative fact," saying it was "simply not true" that he was an active participant on the NSC.
Thanks to alternative facts such as this one, Nigeria these days sometimes feels like being fed up and trapped inside an Orwellian reality.
"We're living in an incredible moment in time, but it's also a time where truth can easily get distorted into 'alternative facts,'" the two said in a joint statement via (https://ew.com/news/2018/04/02/channing-tatum-jenna-dewan-tatum-split/) Entertainment Weekly .
Trumping Truth: Essays on the Destructive Power of "Alternative Facts"
But with some world leaders turning the truth into a new political battleground -- giving rise to sinister concepts like "implausible deniability" and "alternative facts" -- it is absolutely vital that their opponents ensure they base their opinions on hard evidence.
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