Randy Clarke (Philosophy, Georgia) calls to my attention this refreshing change of pace:
[Utah] Senate Bill 96...would require science teachers to offer a disclaimer when introducing lessons on evolution — namely, that not all scientists agree on the origins of life...
The Utah bill's main sponsor, State Senator D. Chris Buttars, a Republican from the Salt Lake City suburbs, said he was not surprised by the debate it had inspired. He said ordinary voters were deeply concerned about the teaching of evolution.
"I got tired of people calling me and saying, 'Why is my kid coming home from high school and saying his biology teacher told him he evolved from a chimpanzee?' " Mr. Buttars said.
Evolutionary theory does not say that humans evolved from chimpanzees or from any existing species, but rather that common ancestors gave rise to multiple species and that natural selection — in which the creatures best adapted to an environment pass their genes to the next generation — was the means by which divergence occurred over time. All modern biology is based on the theory, and within the scientific community, at least, there is no controversy about it.
Notice the direct (and correct) factual nature of the last paragraph, which makes clear that Mr. Buttars has no idea what he is talking about, and also makes clear that there "is no controversy" among scientists about natural selection. And none of it is couched as "some disagree with Mr. Buttars": what Mr. Buttars says is false, and the newspaper reports it as false.
Now if they could only start doing that to the litany of lies that emanate from the mouth of the alleged President...