Connect with us

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

‘Not Relevant’: Franklin Graham Says Alleged Kavanaugh Assault Just Something ‘He Did as a Teenager’

Published

on

‘I Don’t Know What the Issue Is’

Christian Evangelical Leader Franklin Graham says the allegations of sexual assault and attempted rape against Judge Brett Kavanaugh by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford are simply “not relevant” (video below.)

The 66-year old ordained minister and political activist spoke with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network Tuesday, saying, “it’s just a shame that a person like Judge Kavanaugh who has a stellar record–that somebody can bring something up that he did as a teenager close to 40 years ago. That’s not relevant.”

Graham is the son of the late Rev. Billy Graham, who served as a pastor and unofficial advisor to a dozen presidents, from from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. Today, Franklin Graham serves on President Trump’s evangelical advisory board.

WHY THIS MATTERS: Franklin Graham has over 7 million followers on Facebook, and CBN reportedly is broadcast to up to one million people daily. He has the ability to influence a large number of people’s views and beliefs, which is why his false claims must be corrected. You can help counter the spread of his false statements by sharing this information with your friends and family members.

In his CBN interview, Graham falsely claimed, “there wasn’t a crime committed.”

But sexual assault and attempted rape are crimes. And if the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are true, there is no statute of limitations in Maryland and he could still face charges.

“These are two teenagers and it’s obvious that she said no and he respected it and walked away.”

That is also egregiously false, according to the accusations in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s letter.

“Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980’s,” she states. “Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me,” she adds.

“With Kavanaugh’s hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me,” she says, noting he was highly intoxicated.

“After a few attempts to get away, I was able to take this opportune moment to get up and run across to a hallway bathroom. I locked the bathroom door behind me.”

Graham continued to defend Kavanaugh, saying: “He just flat out says that’s not true. Regardless if it was true, these are two teenagers and she said no and he respected that so I don’t know what the issue is.”

Clearly he did not respect her wishes, nor did he walk away, based on Dr. Blasey Ford’s letter.

Watch:

Continue Reading
Click to comment
 
 

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.

NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

Viral Video Destroys Kayleigh McEnany’s False Claim Obama Did Not Provide Trump With an ‘Orderly Transition of Power’

Published

on

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday falsely claimed President Barack Obama and his administration did not provide for an orderly transition of power after Donald Trump was elected.

A viral video debunks her lie. (As does a CNN fact check.)

During her first press conference in 50 days McEnany told reporters “it’s worth remembering this president was never given an orderly transition of power.”

The video cuts to President Donald Trump’s January 20, 2017 inauguration speech.

“Every four years we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transition of power,” Trump says, “and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition.”

“They have been magnificent,” Trump declared that afternoon.

The TikTok video (below) has been liked over 55,000 times in one hour on that platform, and on Twitter viewed nearly 25,000 times in even less time.

Watch:

@nowthispolitics

'I will never lie to you. You have my word on that.' — Kayleigh McEnany (May 1, 2020)

♬ original sound – NowThis Politics

Continue Reading

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

Americans Defend Healthcare Workers After Trump Says Docs Get ‘Like $2000 More’ if They Say a Patient Died From COVID

Published

on

Healthcare works are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic President Donald Trump is making worse by his refusal to advocate for basic common sense behaviors to stop the spread and by holding rallies that pack supporters in close together, while few wear masks.

A recent study found in 82% of areas where Trump has held as rally recently coronavirus cases surged.

So it’s especially offensive to Americans that doctors, nurses, technicians, and other healthcare workers putting their lives and their families’ lives in the direct line of danger every day to save lives that President Donald Trump just told another lie about the deadly pandemic: blame doctors for the huge number of cases.

Trump literally just said doctors falsely attribute deaths to COVID-19 because they make thousands of dollars more if they do.

That’s absolutely false.

“You know in Germany if you have a bad heart and you’re ready to die, or if you have cancer and you’re going to be dying soon, and you catch COVID, that happens, we mark it down to COVID. You know, our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID, you know that, right?” Trump asked the crowd, sharing the lie as his supporters cheer.

“So what they do they say, ‘I’m sorry, but everyone dies of COVID,'” Trump continued lying. “But in Germany and other places, if you have a heart attack or if you have cancer, you’re terminally ill, and you catch COVID then they say you died of cancer, you died of heart attack. With us, ‘When in doubt, choose COVID.'”

“Now, they’ll say, it’s terrible what he said.”

“It’s like $2000 more, so you could only get more money. This could only happen to us.”

Medical professionals, healthcare workers and experts, and people from all over in general are outraged.

 

 

Continue Reading

LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM

Fox & Friends: Trump Lying About Coronavirus Pandemic Is Like FDR Wanting to ‘Calm America’ With Fireside Chats

Published

on

Fox News spent a good portion of its morning programming spinning the bombshell audio clips recorded by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward of President Donald Trump admitting he knew just how dangerous and deadly the coronavirus is, knew as far back as January, yet lied to the American people and continues to do so today.

About 1.7 million “Fox & Friends” viewers were told that President Trump is just like President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, wanting to “calm America” with his famous fireside chats – because at one point during his 18 interviews with Woodward Trump claimed he was lying to America because he did not want to “panic” people.

Wanting to have Americans “stay calm,” Fox & Friends said, was the same message President Barack Obama gave Americans on the virus also.

There is a difference between urging calm and lying with deadly results. And Trump, on tape, admits he “wanted to always play it down.”

“I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump told Woodward.

“The President said he did not want to freak people out he wanted to keep people calm during this time of great national uncertainty,” Fox News’ Steve Doocy told viewers the morning after clips of Trump lying were published.

“Think about it. During the Depression, it was FDR who had his fireside chats to calm America. You look at something that President Obama tweeted out on March 4. And he had the same message as President Trump about, calm down.”

But President Trump did not try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about the “caravan” of migrants in 2018. Nor did he try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about Mexicans coming to rape Americans when he kicked off his presidential campaign in 2015. Nor did he try to calm Americans when he fear-mongered about Antifa. About MS-13. About violence in Democratic-run cities. About defunding the police. About Black people coming to harm white “suburban mothers.”

Trump’s entire campaign is about instilling fear.

Watch “Fox & Friends”:

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2020 AlterNet Media.