Will Today’s Pinocchio Culture Become the Norm?

“Lying in the service of power, money and advancement — or simply to avoid embarrassment — is nothing new. Bill Clinton lied about having sex ‘with that woman’; Richard Nixon lied about his abuse of power during the Watergate scandal. Lyndon Johnson lied about American destroyers being attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin. What is different today — thanks in part to around-the-clock media coverage and the peculiar American habit of making celebrities of the fallen — is that kids see lies, half-truths and hype not as aberrations but as the norm…. They weren’t born that way. They learned it from us.” Susan E. TiffWill Today’s Pinocchio Culture Become the Norm? (Cantonrep)

Thanks, Jim.