“…Politics is not about facts. It is about what politicians can get people to believe.” Thomas Sowell


“Black men, unarmed, black teenagers, unarmed, and black children, unarmed, are being killed at a frightening level right now, including by members of law enforcement without accountability and without justice.”

— Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Tex.), candidate for U.S. Senate, in a video posted by NowThis, Aug. 21

Fact Checker

Beto O’Rourke’s claims on African Americans and police shootings

August 30

“There have been virtually no shootings of unarmed black children by police in the past five years.”

2 responses to ““…Politics is not about facts. It is about what politicians can get people to believe.” Thomas Sowell

  1. “There have been virtually no?” There either have been or there have not been. It’s a simple observation. There is no gray area to this.

  2. virtually (vûrˈcho͞o-ə-lē)
    • adv.
    In fact or to all purposes; practically: The city was virtually paralyzed by the transit strike.
    • adv.
    Almost but not quite; nearly: “Virtually everyone gets a headache now and then” (People).

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