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Merriam-Webster Dictionary Responds To Kellyanne Conway's 'Alternative Facts' Lie

Under Trump, we're going to have to look up what "facts" means in the dictionary.

Have you ever wondered how bad does one person have to lie to get a dictionary to respond to that lie and almost create a sub-category for it?

And the answer is!

Image from: Original Tweet Here

Here's the segment that prompted their tweet:

"Don't be so overly dramatic about it, Chuck," Conway scoffed. "They're saying it's a falsehood and our press secretary, Sean Spicer, gave alternative facts to that."

"Wait a minute," Todd interrupted. "Alternative facts! Four of the five facts that he uttered were just not true. Alternative facts are not facts, they're falsehoods."

Conway tried to deflect, but the host pressed on: "You sent the press secretary out there to utter a falsehood on the smallest, pettiest thing. And I don't understand why you did it."

Seriously?

They explained: "Lookups for 'fact' spiked after Kellyanne Conway described false statements as 'alternative facts'."

The Trump administration is less than three days old and they are trying to rewrite cognitive thinking around the term "objective reality."

And why shouldn't they, since Fox News has been getting away with it for twenty-five years?

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