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Falsehoods or Lies? Twitter Debate Rages Over NYT’s Maggie Haberman Not Using ‘Lie’ to Call Out Trump

A Tweet from New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman on Saturday has sent social media into an uproar.

Media Twitter absolutely erupted over Haberman’s post — with many critics blasting the Times reporter for using the term “demonstrable falsehoods” to call out President Donald Trump instead of “lies.” Reaction seems to be split down the middle — with many backing Haberman, and many others criticizing her. Here’s a sampling of the reaction:

Detractors:

Defenders:

Haberman is standing behind her use of “demonstrable falsehoods” in the Saturday tweet:

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