Time's cover-story about Donald Trump features a long interview with the president, in which he insists, over and over again, that he is not a liar. It is full of lies.
Jezebel's Ellie Shechet eliminated "everything that is not verifiably true" from the article, posting a redacted version that reveals an awful lot about the president's speech patterns as well as his moral turpitude. It's a neat tutorial on truth by verbosity (AKA the "Gish Gallop"), based on "drowning your opponent in a flood of individually-weak arguments in order to prevent rebuttal of the whole argument collection without great effort."
We Redacted Everything That's Not a Verifiably True Statement From Trump's Time Interview About Truth
[Ellie Shechet/The Slot]
(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)
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