On CNN, Daniel Dale explains the value of fact-checking Trump's lies

On CNN, Daniel Dale explains the value of fact-checking Trump's lies

Dale: "There's also, I think, a ton of people out there who have shown me that they value this work, that they do care about facts. I've even had Trump supporters say, well, I knew that he wasn't always honest, but I didn't know that he lied this much"

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From the October 22 edition of CNN Newsroom

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ERICA HILL (HOST): What sort of reaction do you get, because you're putting this out there every day, to your fact-checking itself? I imagine the response is somewhat mixed. 

DANIEL DALE (TORONTO STAR): It's very mixed. I get a lot of hate mail. Nothing that I do bothers people more than simply fact-checking the president. But I think it's important to look beyond the Trump base and not think of them as the only important group in the electorate. There's also, I think, a ton of people out there who have shown me that they value this work, that they do care about facts. I've even had Trump supporters say, well, I knew that he wasn't always honest, but I didn't know that he lied this much, or I didn't know that he was lying about this particular subject that I had just fact checked. And so, I think there is hope for the American electorate, and I think that we shouldn't be too quick to say that this doesn't matter, that truth doesn't matter or facts don't matter. 

Previously

Trump’s lie-filled Medicare for All op-ed

USA Today publishes Trump’s lies

CNN fact checks Donald Trump using his own words

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CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin
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