January 30, 2023

Top reporters just brutally torched Lindsey Graham for licking Trump’s boots on Twitter

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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has become so enamored of the man he once referred to as a “jackass” and “idiot,” and a “lightweight” that he has taken to emulating Donald Trump wholesale, concentrating on eliminating the truth from his vocabulary as the first step in his uncanny impersonation.


Take, for example, the latest falsehood-filled tweet that Senator Graham sent this morning.

One would think that the Senator would at least try to do better than the president by lying about facts that aren’t so easily refuted by looking up statistics in public records.

However, if Graham has learned one thing from Trump, it’s that the people to whom he’s aiming his messages don’t bother with fact checking and distrust the mainstream media that does the hard work of discerning what the actual truth may be. Thus, it’s no longer even necessary to invent a credible lie to garner votes when you can say anything, no matter how outrageously and patently untrue, and achieve the same results.

In this case, many Twitter users who actually do care about facts and the truth schooled Graham on Twitter on the difference between the lies he tried to spread and actual reality. Take, for instance, this tweet from the editor of The Los Angeles Times Washington bureau.

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Or these many other tweets from journalists and other people who bothered to look up the real statistics.

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Of course, none of the Twitter responders to Graham’s load of manure were likely intended targets of his message which was meant to be consumed whole by the kind of people who blindly accept the propagandistic drivel that Fox News excretes on a daily basis without questioning the underlying veracity of the info they distort.

Tired of Republican politicians spreading lies to try to maintain their hold on power and continue destroying the American political system? Go out tomorrow and vote every last one of them out of office! It’s your patriotic duty.

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Original reporting by Elizabeth Preza at AlterNet.org.

Vinnie Longobardo

is the Managing Editor of Washington Press and a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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