Comments on: In defense of political lying http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Puterduude http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-17570 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:58:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-17570 I couldn’t imagine a system that disallowed all lies from a political system. I have visions of our political system becoming so tangled in litigation that nobody would ever get elected. Frankly, the application of real facts and verifiable data in political campaigns is so infrequent that the terms “Lie” and “Truth” seldom apply.

Taking such a suit to the SCOTUS is just as scurrilous. If they agree to hear it either outcome will end up embarrassing the court beyond reason. I find the whole thing a total riot.

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16662 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:57:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16662 what would you say and do to win the biggest Lottery in the world..becoming President of the United States…..? It is the longest running reality program in show business. Sponsored by the Medical Industrial complex..the kind people who brought you Obamacare.

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By: Overcast451 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16659 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 16:57:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16659 Everything in this article is a lie.

So is he lying or am I lying? And therein lies the problem with lies.

What’s the point of even talking if you can’t be honest about what you have to say? If you are branded as a liar; talking is simply a waste of breath and time anyway.

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By: euro-yank http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16658 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 06:38:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16658 The moral of the story is… oh, sorry there are no morals here.

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By: Robertla http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16657 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:09:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16657 now let’s talk about journalists, …………and how much time we spend trying to figure out if they are being devious, or merely insipid.

could you defend the ‘spin’, as being an integral part of news media, …..is the argument the same…?…..leave morality out of it…..we get the job done.

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By: anotherfakename http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16656 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:19:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16656 Corporations are people; money is speech; bribery is the norm(campaign contributions, nod, nod, wink, wink), and lying in political campaigns is legal…and well…expected…of course. Expected in a corporations are people, money is speech, bribery is the norm sort of world view anyway. A flood of corporate political lies now drown out the puny little voices of the majority, and the source of those legal lies is hidden through PACs. Thank you Supreme court for facilitating an outright fascist oligarchy. George Orwell must be turning over in his grave.

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By: LutherGameo http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16655 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:56:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16655 Attempted to submit this before, but must have failed.

So much wrong with this

1 – The argument that the way things are, and have been are acceptable. There are many historical examples that prove that this is wrong, the government, and those who want to be in government are not infallible and shouldn’t be allowed to lie. Civil rights violations were once kosher legally.

2 – The argument that this will allow elections to be decided by the court. Invalid, already precedence in Bush v Gore. They can interfere if they want.

3 – People give millions of dollars to push these lies to 300 some million Americans nearly 3 years before the next election. I don’t see a problem with them siphoning some of that off to spend a few million in paying lawyers to cry to judges. Save the rest of us some headaches.

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By: M.C.McBride http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16654 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:52:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16654 This article was absolutely hilarious. Jack Shafer should do stand-up. His quote, “As I said before, who exactly trusts bureaucrats — who got to where they are by being political — to referee these political fights?,” had me in tears.

Who does trust the Supreme Court?

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By: Rick_FromTexas http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16653 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:05:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16653 Lol, yet another failed attempt at portraying the President and his administration as liars, even though everyone knew that some of the plans offered by insurance companies didn’t meet the ACA’s new standards.

That’s why they call it health care REFORM, duhhhhhhhh.

But I do agree, where politics is concerned, the ingredients label has officially been changed and truth can now be replaced by lies as needed.

This is all just another step towards the next American revolution, where the enemy is our own government and their corporate masters.

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By: majkmushrm http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/04/23/in-defense-of-political-lying/#comment-16652 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:51:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2724#comment-16652 An excellent peroration on why there’s no point in trying to discover what each candidate stands for. They’re all lies anyway. So I’ll just go into the booth and go eeny, meany, miney, moe. And then vote for moe. That’s as good as any other system.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who actually believe the lies

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