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Charles Lewis: 935 Lies/The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 23rd, 2014 8:42 AM |

One of the best lines I ever read in The Wall Street Journal was attributed to then CEO of First Boston, Allen Wheat. When asked about a senior executive who had recently departed the firm, Wheat rhetorically inquired and responded, “How do you know when he is lying? His lips move.”

Regrettably, couldn’t we say the same about so many of our so called political and business leaders? I think there is little doubt.

Life in and around Washington, Wall Street, and elsewhere in America now seems much more to revolve around rationalization than integrity. With the media often complicit in allowing the lying to go fully unchecked, our society suffers. Against this backdrop, I am very excited to pick up a copy of a book scheduled to be released tomorrow entitled 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity written by a new Sense on Cents favorite, but longstanding journalistic giant,¬†Charles Lewis.

What are some of the Lies for The Ages, as designated by Lewis?: (more…)

Obama’s Rubicon: You Can’t Lie to American Public

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 5th, 2013 11:55 AM |

One does not need to grow up in an urban setting and receive a large serving of ‘street smarts’ to understand that phrases such as “intentionally misspoke” or “willfully deceived” mean one thing.

The scarlet letter attached to these more genteel descriptions is the “Big Red L.”

Say what you want about our current President, but the simple fact is after his scrambling of the last few days, he has crossed the Rubicon and broken the sacred bond that is supposed to come with his occupying the highest office in the land and the most powerful position in the world.

Mr. President, you should know that you cannot lie to the American public. (more…)






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