examples of gov't lying to the people?

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What are some examples of the government lying to the general population (for our own good, of course)? Off the top of my head I can think of the syphilis experiments, bombing Cambodia, "I did not have sex with that woman..." and a few others. But there must be zillions of examples. It might be a good idea to remind ourselves of this historic track record and keep it mind when we hear pronouncements from Koskinen, Jane Garvey, Rossotti, and even, I hate to say it, Sen Ben.

-- bill dunn (bdunn@snet.net), October 30, 1998



It's not lying, it's "spin".

-- Mike (gartner@execpc.com), October 30, 1998.

I think it all depends on what your definition of "is" is.

-- Nevada 420 (privacy@please.moc), October 30, 1998.

Another thread on this is 'A big clinton mess' in general/awareness


examples of government lying abound.

-- me2 (hey-you@where.com), October 31, 1998.

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