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Guest Opinion: Why Do Politicians Lie?


February 9, 2022

We’ve all heard the quip, “how do you know when a politician is lying?” Answer: His lips are moving.

But there’s another obvious question that begs an obvious answer. WHY do politicians lie? Answer: Because they can.

The American media – or what could once be legitimately called the media – draws our attention every day to the lies they have caught their least-favored politicians saying. Often they are incredibly blatant. The furrowed brows on the left (CNN, MSNBC, and the major networks), were almost gleeful when they could trip up Trump in a self-serving fib. Carlson, Hann...

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