Political Clown Parade: The speedy dissemination of lies and the much slower propagation of corrective truths have a very long history. Literary figure Jonathan Swift wrote on this topic in “The Examiner” in 1710:
Besides, as the vilest Writer has his Readers, so the greatest Liar has his Believers; and it often happens, that if a Lie be believ’d only for an Hour, it has done its Work, and there is no farther occasion for it. Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect.
It all started yesterday during a meeting with President Trump and law enforcement officers and mayors from California sanctuary cities. In asking about the savage MS-13 gangs, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims said, “There could be an MS-13 gang member I know about, if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them.”