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Political Lies

Note to SCOTUS: It's Not the Money

Steve Young | Posted 06.17.2014 | Comedy
Steve Young

"Deception correlates with anonymity not with spending." Annenberg Policy Center's Department Head, Kathleen Jamieson, Ph.D Deception. Some might ca...

Why Do Politicians Lie?

Bob Edgar | Posted 01.10.2013 | TED Weekends
Bob Edgar

after more than three decades spent in and around public life and public officials -- as a member of Congress, the leader of a religious organization, and now as CEO of a non-profit "citizens lobby" -- I'm convinced that politicians are no more dishonest than the rest of us.

The Cost Of Deceptive Politics

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Dana Radcliffe

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullAt the heart of our ad-saturated democratic process is a moral paradox. Politicians raise and spend billions of dollars to convince us to trust them. But the fevered competition for votes virtually compels them to lie to us.

How To Spot A Liar

Pamela Meyer | Posted 01.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Pamela Meyer

2012-11-09-TEDmeyerpullEspecially when it comes to perpetrating crime and enabling malice, we live in an age when lying and deceit are increasingly tolerated, and not necessarily the exception. High-stakes lying is out of control.


Jamie Lee Curtis | Posted 12.23.2012 | Celebrity
Jamie Lee Curtis

Haven't seen one of those yellow bracelets yet. I'm sure they're coming. We should all wear both of them as we are all both of them, for to LIVE is to LIE.

Why People Believe Political Lies -- And Why They Stick

Douglas LaBier | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Douglas LaBier

Have you ever wondered why people are persuaded by outright lies during political campaigns? And why lies tend to "stick" even after they're debunked by facts? Some new research sheds light on why this happens.

The Next President: The Best Liar?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

TIME magazine has an interesting set of articles this week asking which of the presidential candidates, if any, "is telling the truth." First off, what a sad commentary on the state of our politics -- of our country -- that such a question even needs to be asked. But wait: It gets "better."

The FactCheck Election

Dave Helfert | Posted 11.04.2012 | Media
Dave Helfert

How did politicians completely lose their fear of getting caught? When did they lose their shame? When did it become acceptable political behavior to twist reality or just make things up?

How to Win: Get Mad

Brandon Bowlin | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Brandon Bowlin

Cory Booker's Meet the Press backstabbery was remarkable. And his Twitter-laced walk-back -- very unremarkable.

PaulitiFact's Top 10 Lies of 2011

Paul Abrams | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Just as we at PaulitiFact believed we had our list all set and agreed by everyone, new lies continued to spew forth faster than stink on you-know-what. Like Congress, we have had to delay our departure for the holidays because we were knee-deep in that stuff.

Post-Reality Politics, Part Two: The Mainstreaming of Political Paranoia

Stephen Ducat | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ducat

For decades now conservatives have been aided by the knee-jerk tendency of many journalists to assert a false equivalency between truth claims.

The Terrorists Next Door

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Gerdy

We have crossed over to the dark side when political posturing is more important than solutions to our problems. The end results can not be positive if the truth is cast aside in favor of fearmongering.

An Article You Must Read About John McCain

Kathleen Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Reardon

Sydney Schanberg has unearthed a lie of major proportions if indeed McCain did not do all he could do to locate those still missing after his return from Vietnam.

Carolina Blues: Democrats Can Lose It All In The Tarheel State

Linda Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Linda Hansen

"Some true-blue North Carolina Democrats are shifting. This primary has really turned them off. Believe it or not, some may not vote at all. Others are saying McCain is looking better and better."