The bright line of lying is easily recognizable and punishable, (i
We must have rules to organize society, rules are codified into law, violation of laws are based on fact, not opinion, not impressions. From this the societal perception of fairness springs, it can be no other way, otherwise witchhunts could again be justified based on “impressions.”
e. Clinton lying under oath). But as you and the media finally now admit GWB NEVER LIED. So detractors have descended to the next best thing….he deceived us. If someone is caught in a lie, then fine, go after ‘em. But before that line is crossed, the accused is innocent. Further, in this instance the whole thing is undoubtedly a political attack, everyone knows this is a red herringe no one will be talking this silliness.
There has also been a great deal of research demonstrating how the truth, when properly crafted, or selectively used, can create an impression that is not truthful.
Still, it is especially evident right now that the extensive literature as well as U.S. Supreme Court cases on the power of the press is also justified in the acknowledgment that the press is far more powerful that the rhetorical president. Regretfully this is an inequity that we must endure in order to have a free society. Freedom of speech must be given wide latitude to discourage censorship, even for a president. You are holding him to an unattainable standard.
As compared to the other branches the executive’s “bully pulpit” is powerful
When you want to open the door to censorship, by claiming deception can be based on omission, or how information is structured, you are saying all people must have all the information all the time and received in the same manner as the disseminator. Cannot do. If yours were the standard everybody is always guilty of deception, pick any instance, I’ll prove it.
With respect, my opinion is not based on sheer bias, but also on a careful reading of the data. This does not mean that it is correct, but it is certainly not an uninformed opinion based on some underlining bias.
I don’t dispute that your opinion is informed. But your bias is playing a bigger part than you recognize. I too consider my opinion to be informed and I am opposite you. How can that be? Regardless of one’s information or intellect, everybody comes to a point when they declare what they support. At this point in time you are predisposed to anti Bush postures. I can tell you honestly that I am much more pro Bush today than I was 3 years ago because being a “rooter for the underdog,” I found myself forced to defend GWB when I began seeing the increasing vitriol and unfairness against our administration. Today that is my default posture.
The opposition is associating the president with a confused, illogical, nebulous standard of “deception” to infer guilt upon him. Just as you claim he associated Saddam with WMD, OBL or whatever else to infer guilt upon him. You are doing the same thing you accuse the president of.
Hey I got a good idea, let’s strap GWB to a ducking stool and cause him to be made underwater for a term determined by it’s operator. If he floats, as we all know he will be rightfully pronounced guilty of “deception” but if he drowns let us declare that he had no https://rksloans.com/title-loans-wa/ deception in him at all.
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1) Regardless that you think your tax accountant is, “morally accountable for misleading” you, it is you that is legally liable that your tax return is accurate.