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10 Big Fat Lies and the Liars Who Told Them

June 27, 20144341 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next »(Photo Credit: Cat Branchman: CC)Investigative journalist Chuck Lewis joins Bill this week to discuss his new book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity, that looks at the history of government officials and media pundits speaking and repeating (and repeating and repeating) untruths to shape public opinion and policy.The title of the book refers to the number of times President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and other top administration officials made false statements in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. But the book has a far greater scope, looking at how lies have shaped American policy over several decades.Here are 10 notable whoppers that affected hundreds, thousands, and in some cases, millions of lives.First up: Barack Obama on health insurance plans »1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Next »


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