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Alternative Fact of the Week: We feel your pain, Opportunity rover

Alternative Fact of the Week: We feel your pain, Opportunity rover

It’s been a rough week for those of us assigned the mission of tracking alternative facts — or long-form, self-serving fiction, as the more poetical among us might call it. From the border “emergency” nonsense (proving only that West Wing security has effectively kept Stephen Miller and the facts concerning immigration at a considerable distance) to the 25th Amendment hysteria (if senior officials discussed the president’s competency and then rejected taking action, doesn’t that mean it worked effectively to avoid a political coup rather than precipitate one?), the fact-checking arena has been a darn depressing place of late. And that’s not even counting a certain b-list TV actor...

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