Falsehoods & Distortions

half truth - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.


12:37: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
: Trump credits only testing for more reported Covid cases, while ignoring the positivity rate, since testing alone can't detect Covid cases that aren't already there.[2]

05:09: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
: Klobuchar mentions getting the highest voter turnout of any state in the country, without mentioning Minnesota typically has the highest voter turnout in the country, even when she's not on the ticket.[2]

10:29: half truthsee definition - a statement that is essentially true, but lacking critical information and presented as the whole truth.
: Biden touts getting McConnell to raise taxes, without mentioning, in order to do so, he agreed to letting most of the Bush tax cuts become permanent.[4]