Watching Sunday morning news shows certainly has become entertaining of late. As a rhetorician, I am interested in the spin that shapes (or tries to shape) the analysis. Whether or not you caught the argument between Chuck Todd of Meet the Press and Kellyanne Conway representing the Whitehouse, the phrase "alternative facts" has likely crossed your social media.
I'm curious how this phrase will affect discourse, teaching, and, of course, the rhetoric of the Whitehouse. Urban Dictionary has already defined the phrase as follows: "When truth is so unfavorable to a pathological liar, that they must invent a whole new category of lies to describe their nakedly intentional acts of deception." You may have also seen the image of the children's book: