Thank You For Simply Setting Things Straight

It seems longer ago, but was only last November when we wrote that “When There’s No Evidence To Support A Claim, We Should Say That.”

When Donald Trump kept saying this week that President Obama is the “founder” of ISIS, we simply said in our reports:

- It’s a “false claim.”

- It’s “unbelievable.”

- That there’s an “obvious fact check here — President Obama did not found ISIS.”

- It’s an “unfounded claim.”

- It’s an “unfounded assertion.”

We also, of course, explored the history of ISIS¬†and the role that U.S. policy during the Obama and previous administrations has played. As Ari Shapiro put it, “the true story of the U.S. and ISIS is complicated and nuanced.”


(“Memmos;” Aug. 12, 2016)

August 12, 2016

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