We see it in Mitt Romney, who flip flops and lies so much that there are Youtube videos showing him debating himself.
And we see it in the anti-marriage equality campaigns, where the opposition keeps telling lies about the LGBT community and the consequences of equality. (Here's a new one, exposed, that shows they are lying when they claim that marriage in MA caused Catholic Charities to stop adoptions. It wasn't marriage, it was laws against discrimination and the anger of the Vatican that Catholic Charities DARED to place any children with gay families.)
We see vicious lies about Obama, and liberals generally. And we see lies told about LGBT people in the equality campaigns.
It's easy to demonize people far away, on a TV screen. It's harder to tell lies about people you know. It's why we LGBT people have to be out as much as possible, so that the big fearsome THEM is really that nice couple down the street.
But this new era of lying is disturbing. And it frankly is worse on one side than the other.
How about this lie: evangelical pundit and crusader against Obama, Dinesh D'Souza has been caught in a whopper. Seems he went to give a lecture at Christian conference with his much younger fiancée. Shockingly, they shared the same room.
Problem is, Dinesh is still married to his wife--and hadn't even filed for divorce at the time.
Sarah Posner has more:
D'Souza says, "I had no idea that it is considered wrong in Christian circles to be engaged prior to being divorced, even though in a state of separation and in divorce proceedings. Obviously I would not have introduced Denise as my fiancé at a Christian apologetics conference if I had thought or known I was doing something wrong."Really? He didn't know? While he rails against evil homosexshuls and the sanctity of marriage, it did not occur to him that this was a little "off"?
Of course liberals have affairs too. But it's not the affair. It's the blatant hypocrisy.