The Onion’s Philosophical Fact Check of Obama

Following President Obama’s State of the Union speech from Tuesday night, The Onino decided to clarify ambiguous and erroneous statements from the speech. Here were a few key results (Obama’s speech remarks in bold with analysis of their accuracy unbolded:

“My wife, Mackenzie”: The president’s wife is named Michelle.
“The American people are capable of great things”: The American people are capable of things.
“This statement is a lie”: Upon investigation, it was found that this statement is in fact true.
“I”: By positing the existence of a fixed, independent self that is distinct from the group, Obama succumbs to a classic existential misconception: reifying the ego, that illusory, shifting entity that is not apart from, but of, the whole.

Full fact check here.

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