CNN and Alternative Facts



Eisuke Suzuki

Kellyanne Conway #kellyannePolls is correct in saying “alternative facts”. Somebody must conclude “a certain piece of information” has “objective reality.” There are many observers who pontificate “objective reality” as facts are conclusions of observers who collected these pieces of information. Unhappily, the Webster Dictionary conceals who presents that piece of information as having “objective reality.” CNN or Kellyanne Conway?  It was CNN that first omitted Sean Spicer’s phrase “in person and around the globe” that modifies the total audience that witnessed the inaugural event. That omission surely suited CNN to present its own “alternative facts” about the event.