Do Lies Make Better Truths?

Even literary giants like Hemingway embellished all the time. Did it make for better stories or do we simply like embellishments?

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Being timely seems to take precedence over fact, which explains why we have so many retractions.

You can’t get more honest or succinct than “Jesus wept.” Hunter followed this example religiously.

Whether beef prices had anything to do with Pat Robertson wanting western justice for Khadafy, at least we knew evangelists weren’t afraid to kill and maime in the name of American ideals.

It seems we can’t handle economic setbacks, and rather than talk about our problems, we go off shooting people.

That’s not to say responsible white men can’t go out and shoot somebody, but most are too tired to load an air rifle.

As one newscaster pointed out: “They’re only lies if they’re proven to be lies. Otherwise they’re questionable truths.”

I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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