Not just the half-facts and out of context games they all play. When they truly cross a line that misrepresents what someone else says, there's already a process for that. There's a woman here who keeps trying to get elected to anything, and is constantly losing, mostly since she was censured for lying about an opposing candidate years ago, and people still remember.
What I'm talking about is a lie of actual facts, like if a candidate said 80% of all children in the US live below the poverty line, and my opponent wants to cut funding to the program that provides aid to children below poverty. Obviously, 80% of all children do not live below the poverty line, and there's no way you could doctor the numbers to make that true.
What should that penalty be?
(for those curious why I ask, there are several whoppers, but one in particular, in Rick Perry's new campaign suicide ad)
Answer by brandyj at 11:03 AM on Dec. 8, 2011
Answer by meriana at 11:04 AM on Dec. 8, 2011
Answer by JackieGirl007 at 12:02 PM on Dec. 8, 2011
Only if it's illegal for Congress and the executive office to lie about legislation and how it will impact citizens.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:15 PM on Dec. 8, 2011
Answer by agentwanda at 3:38 PM on Dec. 9, 2011
Next question overall
Is it still wrong if another culture says it's right?
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