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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