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Alternative Fact of the Week: Comey, Russia, Gowdy

Alternative Fact of the Week: Comey, Russia, Gowdy

“Who are you going to believe — me or your lying eyes?” Versions of that chestnut can be traced as far back as the Marx Brothers. It used to be funny, a false conundrum. Decades ago, Richard Pryor famously used it in his stand-up routine about getting caught by his wife in bed with another woman. But in the Trump era, it’s more like the recognition of a legitimate dilemma. Take, for example, President Donald Trump’s Thursday morning tweet denying that he fired FBI Director James Comey over the Russia investigation.

“Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that...

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