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South China Morning Post (November 25)

2018/ 11/ 27 by jd in Global News

The unfolding truth “appears to be rather different” than “the narrative spun by Nissan and apparently condoned by Japanese authorities.” When the full story about Ghosn is revealed, “it threatens to do at least as much damage to the reputation of the government and industry alliance known as Japan Inc as to the man at the centre of the affair” for it increasingly appears “Nissan’s old guard struck back against their ‘gaijin’ savior.”


LA Times (October 4)

2018/ 10/ 06 by jd in Global News

“For many Americans the truth too horrible to consider is that Donald Trump could be a criminal, a wildly successful con artist. He may well be disloyal. For those who grasp what Trump is, the corollary truth is that our Constitution’s checks and balances are failing us.”


CNN (March 23)

2018/ 03/ 25 by jd in Global News

“The thickening legal morass around the President involving the three sex-related lawsuits threatens to deepen his legal exposure and add to the incessant chaos that whirls around the White House.” If the suits “are allowed to go forward they could eventually force the President to provide depositions. Given his demonstrated tendency not to always tell the truth he would potentially risk perjuring himself under oath, thereby taking a case from the civil to the criminal realm.”



CNN (November 26)

2017/ 11/ 28 by jd in Global News

“When we use the term ‘fake news’ it is not only self-defeating, it oversimplifies a very complex problem.” The term once “meant something. It described a particular type of website that used the same design templates as professional news websites but its contents were entirely fabricated.” Since being hijacked, fake news is now “used to describe any piece of information that someone else didn’t like.” Instead, we must confront manifold issues surrounding misleading information. “The truth is that there are no easy solutions…. Ultimately, it is only logic and critical thinking which could save us from the trap of manipulation.”


Wall Street Journal (November 16)

2017/ 11/ 18 by jd in Global News

“Google became the world’s go-to source of information by ranking billions of links from millions of sources. Now, for many queries, the internet giant is presenting itself as the authority on truth by promoting a single search result as the answer.” Many of the results, Google selects, however, “are contentious, improbable or laughably incorrect.”


Newsweek (March 27)

2017/ 03/ 27 by jd in Global News

“By almost any measure, last week was a disastrous week for President Donald Trump. Truth seemed to be catching up with the president, but he hasn’t fessed up. Trump’s “disconnection from the truth continues apace…. At this point it’s still a race to see how long the public and dogged reporters will have the energy to keep up at this pace.”


New York Times (March 6)

2017/ 03/ 08 by jd in Global News

“President Trump had no evidence on Saturday morning when he smeared his predecessor, President Barack Obama…. Just contemplate the recklessness — the sheer indifference to truth and the moral authority of the American presidency — revealed here: one president baselessly charging criminality by another, all in a childish Twitter rampage.”


Chicago Tribune (January 25)

2017/ 01/ 26 by jd in Global News

Donald Trump “is never more certain than when he is completely clueless. The truth is that protection against foreign trade leads away from prosperity and strength. A country that deprives itself of foreign goods is doing to itself what an enemy might try to do in wartime — cut it off from outside commerce. It is volunteering to impoverish itself.”