The bright line of lying is easily recognizable and punishable, (i

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.

Continue reading

The Oaklander Hotel
5130 Bigelow Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412.578.8500
Fax: 412.578.8515