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Friday, September 01, 2006

Believing the Lie

I was reading this article over at "The Nation" and the story is so true. People will believe the lie even if they have known the truth. Sometimes it seems that is what the Bush team for the upcoming elections is trying to do. They aren’t going to give you the whole story just the part that makes them look just a wee bit better.

The only problem with their theory is that the American people are not in the mood for the lies anymore. Sometimes I just want to send George and all his buddies to go stand in the corner.

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Blogger Steve said...

"People will believe the lie even if they have known the truth."

As you've probably seen in many of the posts I've put up on Gun Toting Liberal's site, I don't know that it's ever very easy to delineate among two sides. There's a continuum, even between truth and lie.

For example, if you were to ask me if I went to Payment Systems (one of my classes this semester) today, I'd tell you yes, and I'd be telling you the truth. However, I spent the entire hour playing Free Cell or checking my e-mail, so even though my seat was filled, I was not mentally present. Therefore, it's possible that I was not, in fact, telling the complete truth.

The same holds true for politics. The fringes (such as the neoconservatives) want to paint these bright line, our side or their side groups of positions, but too often find themselves having to backtrack and say "well, we didn't quite mean that."

Part of the problem is that the American people generally can't udnerstand that. Another part of the problem is that those in charge won't explain that. That's what I'm tired of. As a leader, it's your job to not just explain but try to get them to understand why you're not exact with your statements. Don't just make a trite "this is how it is." That's bad.

3:59 PM  
Blogger Papamoka said...


I think you have a very bright future ahead of you.

What I was getting at was the way the President says one thing but does the other. Your right on the fact that when they are caught at it they say they didn't mean that. But they did?

7:52 AM  
Blogger F&B said...

The other part of this discussion is that the administration is aware of the totally blatant Liberal bias of the media. As a result, they know that anything they say will be twisted and misconstrued in any way possible to make the administration, America, America's position in the world, the situation in Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Israel, etc. look worse than it really is. The media also refuses to print or air anything that might shine a favorable light on the administration.

For these reasons (and others I'm sure) the administartion does have to be very careful about what they say to the media.

10:16 AM  

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