Tuesday, 27 December 2011

"Not intended to be a factual statement" ...

is a seven word expression for a lie.

It originated with the flunkey who was sent out to defend US Senator Jon Kyl's very public bald-faced lie,
an outright fabrication that abortion was "well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does," a claim which a number of fact-checking organizations pointed out was drastically overstated; in reality, the figure is more like three percent.

Here in Canada, Contempt Party government ministers lie routinely; from Cashmere Tony to Airshow MacKay, the outrageous lies Cons spin to cover their corruption and their malfeasance never stop.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn said of the Stalinist Soviet Union: "In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State."


Go directly to Dred Tory: Season's Creepings. Read it.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

If you're interested in more words that are "not intended to be a factual statement", check out the CTV year-end interview with Harper (video). As a bonus, you get to hear the statements recited with a creepy Calm, Smooth, and Reasonable voice, and with the best media coaching the Canadian taxpayer can buy.

One example is that they moved so aggressively into Libya because it was "actually hard to imagine even Libya could possibly get worse". Well now that NATO's bombed the hell out of the country in some strange attempt to "enforce a no-fly zone", it's worse. Congratulations.

deBeauxOs said...

My, what a bracing piece of propaganda.

Thank you so much for that; I will deconstruct it carefully in my next blogpost.

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