The week in whoppers: The BBC goes to bat for Raisi, Mayorkas pushes border BS and more

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The BBC claimed that late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi had a "mixed legacy" after his death in a helicopter crash.

Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions

This tweet:

President Ebrahim Raisi's mixed legacy in Iran https://t.co/RyOfmI3ciB

— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 20, 2024

We say: The BBC’s telling lies on the British taxpayer’s dime. Raisi was known as the “Butcher of Tehran” and his legacy was not “mixed.”

It was pure, unadulterated, blood-soaked tyranny.

Just ask the protestors whose brutal repression he oversaw in 2022 and 2023, or any of his countless other victims.

This claim:

“We’ve been enforcing the law from Day 1 despite the political rhetoric that suggests otherwise.”

— DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Tuesday

We say: Uh, no. Mayorkas, Biden & Co. have from Day 1 done everything they can to bend, twist and erode the rule of law at the border — and until it began hurting President Biden in the polls, they were proud of it.

That’s why the United States has seen migrant inflows vastly outstripping those in the Trump years for 38 straight months.

This assertion:

“Today in Georgia, they won’t allow water to be available to you while you wait in line to vote in an election.”

— President Biden, Sunday

We say: Actually, self-service water stations are 100% legal under Georgia state law, and Biden’s absurd falsehood here — meant to frighten voters into backing Dems — has been repeatedly debunked.

Not that multiple debunkings have ever stopped Joe from repeating lies before.

This statement:

“We’re talking about folks who are in debt who are LITERALLY being crushed [by student debt].”

— White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Wednesday

We say: First, no one is “literally” being crushed by student debt.

And no one’s even figuratively being crushed by it, because student debt is concentrated among higher-income households.

Jean-Pierre is simply trying to justify her boss’s ongoing vote-buying spree, nothing more.

This falsehood:

In America, we leave no veteran behind. pic.twitter.com/O5iw3ASaGV

— President Biden (@POTUS) May 22, 2024

We say: Sure, Joe!

Assuming, that is, everyone forgets all about those left behind during your monstrous Afghan bugout, the 13 service members it killed and the disgraceful way your White House has treated their families.

Compiled by The Post Editorial Board

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