Let’s take a look at a few headlines about Donald Trump lately:
CNN: Does Donald Trump transcend the truth?
New York Times: Donald Trump’s shortcuts and salesmanlike stretches
ABC News: Donald Trump gaining strength despite questionable comments
The Atlantic: Donald Trump’s fact-free weekend
Washington Post: Donald Trump is leading an increasingly fact-free 2016 campaign
NBC News: Amid outcry, Trump continues campaign of controversy
BBC: Trump ‘wrong’ in claiming US Arabs cheered 9/11 attacks
CBS New York: Evidence supporting Trump’s claim of Jersey City Muslims cheering on 9/11 is hard to come by
Business Insider: Donald Trump declares massive victory on his widely disputed claim about 9/11
Los Angeles Times: When it comes to Syrian refugees and fighting Islamic State, Trump wings it
USA Today: Trump defends tweet with faulty crime stats as ‘a retweet’
Fox News: Trump tweet on black crime sets off firestorm
It’s way past time for this stuff. You can call Trump’s statements lies or fabrications or even falsehoods if you insist on being delicate about it. But you can’t call them questionable or controversial or salesmanlike or disputed or even faulty. The man is a serial, pathological liar. Isn’t it about time for the journalistic community to work up the courage to report this with clear eyes?