Wednesday, July 25, 2007

to lie or to dissemble...

re:” Rare is the case in which someone truly calls a lie what it is. Words like “dissemble” or expressions like “apparently at odds with what others have said” — when a blatant lie has been told — are routinely used to paper over the reality.”

Dan, I’m wondering if they do that (well, NOT to that… not call a lie a lie) for fear of legal repercussions.


P.S. Jon Stewart has it easier… he can always say it was a joke, a parody etc. But if the same things would be printed in a “serious newspaper” for instance… wouldn’t lawsuits be flying? D.

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