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The week in whoppers: Biden’s job-creation lie, MSNBC’s Twitter-File denial and more

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Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions This Chart:

We’re building an economy from the bottom up and the middle out by creating more jobs than any Administration in history at this point in a presidency. pic.twitter.com/BPGZapSKTM

— President Biden (@POTUS) December 2, 2022

We say: President Biden’s lies about jobs never end. The truth? Most of his “created” jobs merely replaced those lost during COVID. In January 2020, per Federal Reserve data, there were 152 million non-farm US employees. Last month, just 153 million. If he’d kept up with other presidents, there’d be millions more.

This headline: © Provided by New York Post MSNBC called Elon Musk’s release of the “Twitter FIles” a “big flop.”NY Post composite / istock/ Getty Images

We say: If Musk released documents proving Joe Biden himself pressed the button to lock out Twitter accounts that shared The Post’s Hunter Biden story, MSNBC would no doubt pooh-pooh that as “manipulation,” too — and call it a “flop.” Yet the “Twitter Files” make clear: Democrats had enormous undue influence in getting the platform to squelch The Post’s reporting on Biden family corruption.  That should be huge news.

This claim:

“The President . . . has taken action to secure our border and build a fair, orderly and humane immigration system.”

— White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Tuesday

We say: Border Patrol agents faced 2.4 million migrants last year, up 40% over Biden’s first record-breaking year. November set an all-time record, 73,000, for “gotaways” (those spotted but not apprehended by the Border Patrol). That’s securing the border?

This tweet:

Again, this isn't difficult:

Trump just threatened to "terminate" the constitution. Send a military detachment to Mar-a-Lago, seize him, detain him in a stockade or brig, and try him in a military court.

This is an open attempt at a Revolution to overthrow the government. pic.twitter.com/0mh5WZa0wm

— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) December 3, 2022

We say: Media personality Keith Olbermann might want to consider medication for his anxiety. Yes, Donald Trump’s suggestions about terminating rules, including in the Constitution, were truly idiotic — but not even close to “an attempt at a Revolution.” Meanwhile, Olbermann’s own suggestion, holding Trump in military detention, was equally idiotic. And unconstitutional.

This claim:

“Fiscal responsibility is very important to us in the Biden administration.”

— White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Monday

We say: Sorry, but the absolute last thing President Biden and his team care about is “fiscal responsibility.” They’ve added nearly $5 trillion to the national debt through 2031, per the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budgeton top of the trillions already slated to be added. Indeed, the Democrats’ massive spendfest since Biden took office, much of it charged to the nation’s credit card, is a key cause of US inflation.

— Compiled by The Post Editorial Board

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