This essay isn't about spin, or splitting hairs, or differing opinions

"This involves a reality check about our expectations of the people who act in our name," writes David Folkenflik. "About credibility at the highest levels of our government. About people whose words are heard abroad as speaking for our nation. About the public and the media that try, however imperfectly, to serve it." Based in New York City, David Folkenflik is the media correspondent for NPR News. Geraldo Rivera of Fox News has described NPR's Folkenflik as "a really weak-kneed, backstabbing, sweaty-palmed reporter." Read more here

You could call what [Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen] said a deception, an evasion or a technical nicety. NPR will not call what Nielsen said a lie because it cannot gauge her intent. I report about the media for NPR and in so doing, I periodically cover NPR and its policies. I don’t speak for the network. I would say the word ‘lie’ fits here.
— David Folkenflik
Nelson Democrats