2 thoughts on “They’re all lying!

  1. Tangled webs says:

    A new report from NBC indicates Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may not have told Republican Judiciary Committee staffers the truth on September 25 when he said he “doesn’t have a specific recollection” of attending a wedding in 1997 with Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate who has accused him of sexual assault.
    Text messages exchanged between two friends of Kavanaugh’s that were reviewed by NBC indicate “Brett’s team” was actually in possession of a photo of Kavanaugh and Ramirez taken at the wedding no later than September 22 — three days before the judge sat down to talk with Judiciary Committee staffers. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/mutual-friend-ramirez-kavanaugh-anxious-come-forward-evidence-n915566

  2. New Norm says:

    “They love how honest he is.”
    That’s how U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley defended Donald Trump after the U.N. General Council erupted in laughter when he bragged about his “accomplishments.” On Fox & Friends Haley explained, “It’s not diplomatic and they find it funny. When he goes and he is very truthful, they kind of are taken aback by it.”
    Her definition of “honest” could use some work. Haley seems to be referring to Trump’s tendency to say whatever is on his mind, facts be damned. This is “truthful” in the sense of sincerity — Trump’s public statements truly depict his thinking and feelings to billions of people, who respond alternately with horror and delight. But it is not “truthful” in the sense of veracity and facts. When Nikki Haley called Trump “honest,” she was operating with a flawed definition of “honesty” that far too many people accept: this idea that the most honest thing is whatever you blurt out first, raw and unfiltered, as demonstrated by the self-styled truthtellers of talk radio and the feuding cast of Vanderpump Rules. But revealing the volubility of your feelings is not the same as telling the truth. Our culture misunderstands and undervalues honesty. I’m here with a plea for that to change.” (Maureen O’Connor, New York Magazine 10/3/18) https://www.thecut.com/2018/10/why-wont-brett-kavanaugh-stop-lying.html

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