This story by @AP's @sppeoples defies belief. I have read these opening paragraphs probably a dozen times. I can't stop reading them. There's no way to describe it but performance art. https://t.co/SL1L5w0iCZ pic.twitter.com/aoGL2b6PZb— David Roberts (@drvox) September 6, 2020
"Here are two diametrically opposed descriptions of reality." You have to get to paragraph *12* before the piece states some actual facts, & even then it never clearly ties those facts to the lies in the opening paragraph. It never clearly takes a side between the two realities.— David Roberts (@drvox) September 6, 2020
The right way to start paragraph 3 would have been: "Donald Trump is wrong. The pandemic is as bad as ever, the economy is in worse shape than its been in a half-century, & America's suburbs are fine. Trump is spinning a web of lies while Biden is accurately describing reality."— David Roberts (@drvox) September 6, 2020
Conventional mainstream journalism so often reads as though it is *consciously designed* to be useless.— David Roberts (@drvox) September 6, 2020
"dizzyingly different versions of reality." So, for this reporter, there are no facts, only narrative. Wrong profession, my man.— Henry S. Wallace (@HenrySWallace) September 6, 2020
Winner of the 2020 “Both Sides” award!— Arlington Democratic Town Committee (@ArlingtonMADems) September 6, 2020
“Dueling versions of reality” is the new version of “alternative facts” - although then it was a Trump aide saying it and now it’s the Associated Press.— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) September 6, 2020
Now Trump is saying he even phoned Melania back in Washington to say how disappointed he was that he couldn’t go to the military cemetery outside of Paris. In fact, Melania was with him in Paris. He just made up his alibi. pic.twitter.com/pYErQ3yMB6— John Aravosis 🇺🇸🇬🇷🏳️🌈 (@aravosis) September 4, 2020
Since his RNC speech nine days ago decrying leftist "cancel culture, speech codes, and crushing conformity," Trump has called for the firings of Fox's Jennifer Griffin, MSNBC's Joy Reid, and CNN's Chris Cuomo, and urged his supporters to harass the owner of The Atlantic.— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) September 6, 2020
VA Secretary Robert Wilkie on Trump repeatedly taking credit (more than 150 times!) for VA Choice legislation that was actually signed into law by President Obama: "You are talking about semantics as opposed to substance." pic.twitter.com/KzFKru11HY— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 6, 2020
ALSO NEW FROM @CBSNewsPoll: Skepticism about getting a #coronavirus vaccine has grown since earlier this summer. Most say if a vaccine were made available this year, their first thought would be that it was rushed through without enough testing. https://t.co/DKJsGDPIbc pic.twitter.com/GruSX4gNIh— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) September 6, 2020
2/3rds of voters think if a vaccine is announced as soon as this year, their initial thought would be that it was rushed through without enough testing, rather than a scientific achievement that happened quickly: pic.twitter.com/R9CSd1v4Ks— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) September 6, 2020
3 in 4 D’s say if vaccine becomes available in 2020, their first thought would be that it was rushed without enough testing. Nearly half of Republicans hold this view. Slightly more Republicans (52%) think if a vaccine is available this year, it would be a scientific achievement. pic.twitter.com/rW5chMUeIA— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) September 6, 2020
Donald Trump says injecting bleach into your lungs will help ward off the coronavirus.
Kamala Harris on whether she'd trust a coronavirus vaccine endorsed by Trump (but not reputable public health experts): "He wants us to inject bleach. No, I will not take his word." pic.twitter.com/GKMKaHBiLR— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 6, 2020
Other people say injecting bleach could make you extremely sick.
All conflicting messages carry at least a sliver of truth.