Newsweeks’ Kurt Eichenwald, as disgusted as most Democrats by the state of the mainstream media’s ongoing obeisance to Donald Trump, has volunteered his services on twitter to fact check, as best he can, the torrent of lies coming out of Donald Trump’s mouth.
Ill do my best to tweet contemporaneous fact checks on debate tonight. Im not sure I will be able to keep up if lies are as fast as expected
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 26, 2016
The more people and organizations, like Bloomberg TV, willing to fact check Donald Trump the better, given the mainstream media’s abrogation of responsibility tonight.
It is important as Eichenwald has reminded viewers, to not become distracted by noise, like “members of my profession” who “discuss debate winner based on voice tone, sneezes, one-liners, clothes or anything but policy.”
His advice is to “ignore them.” Echoing Bernie Sanders, who said tonight is “not a night of entertainment,” Eichenwald reminds us that tonight “is the ultimate test of whether journalists want to be journalists or blow hard entertainers who talk about expectations.”
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.