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Poll: Bill Clinton More Forgivable Liar Than Nixon

From an admiring reporter-ette at The Hill:

Poll: Bill Clinton most forgivable ‘liar’

By Mario Trujillo | February 3, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton is the “liar” the public is most able to forgive nearly two decades after his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky, according to a new poll.

What a misleading headline and lead. Bill Clinton was only pitted against three other so-called liars. (You would think that Hillary would have made the list, at least.)

Also, it sounds like Bill’s only lie was about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. And never mind that several of his lies were perjury, and the suborning of perjury, in a sexual harassment case.

Also, why are there ‘scare quotes’ around liar? Isn’t this reporter sure Bill Clinton lied?

According to a CBS-Vanity Fair poll, 43 percent of people said they are most able to forgive Clinton among a list of other famous people who have lied to the public.

The survey asks “which liar are you most able to forgive," listing Clinton along with cyclist Lance Armstrong, former President Richard Nixon and Bernie Madoff, who defrauded his investment clients out of billions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme.

Serious question: What did Richard Nixon lie about? Be specific. We’ll wait.

Madoff, who is serving 150 years in prison, ranked lowest, with 3 percent who said he is most forgivable. Twelve percent chose Nixon, while 22 percent chose Armstrong, who admitted to using performance-enhancement drugs during his career.

Another 11 percent picked none of the four public figures.

But what a meaningful poll. It’s good to see that CBS News and Vanity Fair don’t waste their time on meaningless drivel.

By the way, wasn’t it the former Democrat Senator Bob Kerry, who said that Bill Clinton was “an unusually good liar” back in 1996. Well, at least now we have proof.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “Poll: Bill Clinton More Forgivable Liar Than Nixon”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    “Let get ready to ruuuuuuumble ..”


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