alternative facts

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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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 .
We're familiar with Bob Wydell's alternative facts (he still claims we pay PS350 million a week EU membership).
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.
FATE OF PLEDGESIt is hard to distinguish whether he has a preference for alternative facts or the delays are due to factors beyond his control, but no one in Cabinet beats the 60-year-old father of two in the game of incredible pledges.For example, he once told this writer in an interview that the Chinese railway builder would be contractually compelled to source 40 per cent of materials from the local market.
I know that we live in the Era of Alternative Facts and Reasoning, but to state, as Mr.
It's another day and more alternative facts from President Trump's lackies.
At this time of alternative facts, populism, and fear-mongering, journalists are the first line of defense in Palestine and around the world.
State legislatures, including Indiana's General Assembly, are moving to protect themselves from an emerging version of legal "alternative facts" as yet another venerable American institution erodes its own credibility.
While April 1st has always been a source of laughs and fun, perhaps this season we should limit the marketing stunts and good-faith jokes, and reflect upon the many alternative facts and misinformation we deal with and believe in all the other days of the year too.
He will also tell tales from his time on Britain's Got Talent, spilling the beans on what really happened backstage during the filming - although Micky's memoirs may contain alternative facts.
It was American politician Daniel Patrick Moynihan who famously said that 'everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.' But today, 'alternative facts,' even falsehoods, seem interchangeable with truths, with proven and accepted realities, with science.
'Creating 'alternative facts' on the ground cannot change historic realities or neutralize the legal rights of people living under foreign occupation,' he stressed.
sometimes alternative facts," says Lucy Worsley, who hosts this with great aplomb and a US flag inspired outfit.
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