Too late for a mention in last month’s article in this space, in which I noted that what is called “truth” in the media and elsewhere does not necessarily mean truth as people used to understand it, was Rudy Giuliani’s getting himself in a heap o’ trouble by saying exactly that on Meet the Press. At least that’s what I think he said. Others would disagree. In discussing with the host, Chuck Todd, the possibility of Robert Mueller’s using a prospective interview with Donald Trump to spring a perjury trap (“Truth is truth,” Mr. Todd had disingenuously objected), Mr. Giuliani said, “No, it isn’t truth. ‘Truth’ isn’t truth.” And who could doubt the veracity of his words when the media, in pursuit of political advantage for their fellow Trump-haters, chose...

 

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