Yes, all presidents lie. But none of them lied like this. The question is, why do so many in the media still let it happen?
EricAlterman is The Nation’s longtime media columnist and a CUNY Distinguished Professor of English at Brooklyn College. Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie and Why Trump Is Worse, from which some of the above is adapted, published by Basic Books, is his eleventh book.
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