Lying Media Bastards

December 20, 2007

Lying Through the Clever Use of Lies

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I don’t want to spend much time talking about presidential campaigns, but I did get a chuckle at Mitt Romney’s poor damage control today after he was caught lying.

Romney has been trying to play up his civil rights cred by claiming that “I saw my father [former Michigan governor George Romney] march with Martin Luther King.” Except it turns out that that, y’know, never happened. Not a big deal, but kind of a ballsy lie, trying to tie yourself, however tenuously, to the most famous civil rights leader in American history, and Mitt got caught.

And how has his campaign attempted to make this cheap lie faux pas go away? According to Romney’s spokesperson, “he was speaking figuratively, not literally.”

So “I saw my father march with Martin Luther King” means “my dad went to a protest once.”

But let’s not dwell on this (there’s already plenty of quibbling over the minutiae among political and media types); all politicians lie, sometimes they get caught, this was just a particularly funny example.

Posted by Jake on December 20, 2007 5:14 pm

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