Friday, August 14, 2009

History of a Lie

The NY Times offers a pretty good run down of the history of the "Death Panel" lie. Unfortunately, it never calls it a lie. It simply says it is "false".

I suppose that is an improvement over "exaggeration" or "prevarication". But it still misses the fundamental point that the lie is being pushed deliberately by those who know it is a lie and they will continue to do so as long as it has traction. And calling them liars is one way to stop its traction.


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