THBT: TRUMP is NOT a RELIABLE SOURCE of INFORMATION
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RESOLVED: TRUMP is NOT a RELIABLE SOURCE of INFORMATION
TRUMP is the ex-game show host who is current President of the United States.
RELIABLE is "suitable or fit to be relied on; worthy of dependence or reliance; trustworthy"
SOURCE is "the person, place or thing from which (information) comes or is acquired"
INFORMATION is "that which resolves uncertainty; things that are or can be known about a given topic; communicable knowledge of something"
BURDEN of PROOF
Burden of Proof is shared.
PRO will argue that Trump is not to be trusted as a source of information.
CON will argue that Trump is a trustworthy source of information.
PRO is requesting sincere and friendly engagement on this topic.
No trolls or kritiks, please.
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2. Sources may be merely linked in debate as long as citations are listed in comments
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"I opened up an Apple computer plant.”
"Commentators and fact-checkers have described the rate of his falsehoods as unprecedented in American politics, and they have become a distinctive part of both his business and his political identity. He has a pattern of making controversial statements and subsequently denying having done so. By June 2019 many news organizations had started describing some of Trump's falsehoods as lies, and that he has repeated some falsehoods so many times that he has effectively engaged in disinformation."
- Richard Nixon does not require a special Wikipedia category regarding his lies, in spite of picking up nicknames like "Tricky Dick" for the frequency of his falsehoods. Vladimir Putin, KGB Uber-Oligarch and puppeteer of potentates does not rate a "Veracity of " subheading.
"[A] recent study of the lies 1,000 U. S. adults told in the previous 24 hours found that people told an average of 1.65 lies per day; the authors noted that 60 percent of the participants said they told no lies at all, while the top 5 percent of liars told nearly half of all the falsehoods in the study. The most prolific liar among the students told an average of 6.6 lies a day. The biggest liar in the community sample told 4.3 lies in an average day."
"One category of lies was so small that when we reported the results, we just tucked them into a footnote. Those were cruel lies, told to hurt or disparage others. Just 0.8 percent of the lies told by the college students and 2.4 percent of the lies told by the community members were mean-spirited....The most stunning way Trump's lies differed from our participants', though, was in their cruelty. An astonishing 50 percent of Trump's lies were hurtful or disparaging. "
"Such a phony hurricane report by lightweight reporter
I will build a great, great wall
I build buildings that are 94 stories tall
My hands – are they small?
I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks
I remained strong for Tiger Woods during his difficult period
Oprah, I love Oprah. Oprah would always be my first choice
Kanye West – I love him
I think Eminem is fantastic, and most people think I wouldn’t like Eminem
And did you know my name is in more black songs than any other name in hip-hop?
You are the racist, not I
Tom Brady loves me
The people of New York, they love me
Upstate New York, I’m like the most popular person that’s ever lived
The bikers love me
You know who loves me? The Tea Party, the evangelicals
My children could not love me more if I spent fifteen times more time with them
The vets love me
The African Americans love me
The Asians love me
Many Hispanics love me
Society loves me
You are going to love me
Or I will spill the beans on your wife!
I’m very proud of my new crystal collection
I have a Gucci store that’s worth more than Romney
I order thousands of televisions a year
Six people do nothing but sort my mail
Sorry haters and losers!
He who has the gold makes the rules
I buy a slightly smaller than large glove
The five fingers represent the five key factors every
entrepreneur dreaming of success must master
Where are the women?
Why is this reporter touching me as I leave news conference?
What is in her hand?
I don’t know which microphones to hold
My hair – should I change it?
I’m sort of like, what am I doing?
I don’t want to be President. I’m 100% sure