Non-word of the year (1 Viewer)

I watched Letterman interview Obama the other day (it's good) and they dropped this quote from Patrick Moynihan:
"You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts."
I'm confused (although I have just come from looking at some debates on identity politics), "alternative facts" is two words, but it has earned the title of Non-word of the Year. How does this work? Am I missing something? Don't answer that. I don't wish to know.
Off topic: I was always impressed by German words and the way they're made.
Try to say "Donaudampfschifffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft" in one breath.
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I would, but I don't have the heart to deprive mjp of so much fun he's having there (translation: mjp could sack me if I start acting too much on my own initiative).
Besides, trimming Classic's stuff -he keeps quoting each and every entire post immediately preceding his messages and I keep deleting those redundant quotes- is a great exercise in moderation for me.

Now, can we all please go back on topic, which is German non-word of the year.
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He's a Mod.


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