Lies

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Politifact-Checking the Politicians

Friday, December 04, 2015

If fact-checking is meant to chasten politicians who lie, why isn't it more chaste out there? We speak to Politifact about educating the public and the definition of a "half-truth."

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A Recent History of Political Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

Though this election season feels particularly falsity-filled, we've been on this road for a long time. Here's a brief history of political lies and how Trump has broken the mold.

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A Taxonomy of Political Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

Kicking off our deep dive into deception with a taxonomy of the political lie.

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Lies, Lies, Lies

Friday, December 04, 2015

A brief history of political lies; a psychological look at why and how we lie; and whether we're really as divided as we think. 

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Our Lies, Our Selves

Friday, December 04, 2015

Our relationship with lying in our own lives has a lot to do with how we judge the lies of politicians. 

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The Internet Is Monetizing Lies and I Am Mostly Out of Outrage

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

So that Diane story, about a guy proudly live tweeting his bullying of an upset airline passenger, has turned out to be a fraud. 

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Political Lies and the Press

Friday, October 15, 2010

American Prospect correspondent Paul Waldman has developed a few rules for candidates to consider when dealing with the press.

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