QQTOD: Daniel Dale
“President Donald Trump’s legal team made at least three false claims during Senate impeachment proceedings on Tuesday [21 January 2020], plus two more claims we’ll call misleading.” (CNN “Facts First,” 22 January 2020)
~ Daniel Dale (CNN) is a Canadian journalist who served as the Toronto Star’s Washington bureau chief from 2015 to 2019. Dale was hired in June 2019 as a CNN reporter. Dale now writes a regular “Facts First” column in CNN Politics.
“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
~ Anonymous (although, according to Quote Investigator, the quote is often erroneously attributed to Mark Twain; however, variations of this quote predate Twain.)
How might the press better fact check our public servants in real time so that lies do not spread like wildfire?
How might our news sources better squash harmful and outright lies without censoring valid differing arguments?
What responsibility do we, as individuals, bear in discerning what is true or false? How can we better select sources dedicated to truth, no matter where truth lands in the political arena?