I first began reading journalist Daniel Dale a couple years ago -- not extensively, but various very pointed pieces he was writing about Trump as Washington correspondent on Capitol Hill for the Toronto Star, covering subjects that most others weren't, or weren't in as much depth and detail. His main beat seemed to be tracking down Trump lies and calling them out. Basically, he is to Trump lying what Pulitzer Prize-winning David Fahrenthold of the Washington Post is to Trump's finances.
This year he got hired full-time as a reporter of CNN. His work remains top-notch and that core focus of his remains the same. And this article is about as quintessential example of what he does. (Embedded with it is an accompanying CNN "Reality Check" video report.)
The point of the article is that as the impeachment investigations have gotten more serious, Trump's lying has increased. Indeed, Dale points out, Trump not only made a whopping 96 documented lies last week...but he made 53 on Monday alone. And "documented" is the important point here, becuase Dale details them all -- yes, all 96, broken down by category and with the accompanying fact-check.
You can read the article here, co-written with Tara Subramaniam.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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