The Second Eclectic

Technology changes how we relate to God and each other

Who's Lying to You?

Information.

The CIA collects it, then labels it "classified."

Judith Miller kept the sources of hers a secret and went to jail for it.

David Irving denies it--but denies that he denies it--published a book saying as much, and is going to jail for it.

Bush had it wrong or lied about it (depending on your political views) and went to war based on it.

The news media selectively reports it according to their ideologies.

Politicians offer one-sided, self-enhancing tidbits of it.

China limits it with the help of Google, Cisco, Microsoft, and Yahoo.

James Frey altered his and got a good whipping from the powers that be (i.e. Oprah).

Where do you draw the line between honesty and lying?