The Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale gained fame covering former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and is now covering Donald Trump from Washington, DC. Embracing his inner Buzzfeed-journalism style has earned him and his paper some notoriety among “resistance” circles.
Dale maintains a running list of purportedly false claims made by President Trump so far in the nine months since he took office.
The total currently sits at 688 false claims but with some scrutiny, it becomes apparent that he frequently recycles the same claims making the list much shorter.
Propagandist Michael Moore has tweeted out Dale's list as proof of Trump's transgressions so it should comes as no surprise that semantics, skewed data, and partial information taken out of context forms the basis of many of his "claims."
Watch as I fact check a few of Dale’s most ridiculous attempts at embarrassing President Trump.
It’s relevant to note that Dale has never interviewed Trump, neither during his time on the campaign trial covering him, nor since he became President. Come to think of it, we've never seen Dale in the White House Press briefing either.
Strange. Wouldn’t that be the perfect place to challenge the administration on all these false claims?
The entire list is filled with similar examples of lazy journalism with no apparent attempt to contact the administration or the President himself to challenge him before producing a list of supposed false claims numbering in the hundreds.
But would you expect anything less from the journalist Rob Ford caught behind his back fence at 8pm one dark, infamous night?
It's also worth noting that he's pulling a Chicken Little-- if every time Trump opens his mouth the sky is falling, when in fact it isn't, how are we ever to believe Dale's claims?