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The Mendacity Index - Which president told the biggest whoppers?

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posted on Aug, 31 2003 @ 05:59 PM
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To come up with our Mendacity Index, we asked a nominating committee* of noted journalists and pundits to pick the most serious fibs, deceptions, and untruths spoken by each of the four most recent presidents. We selected the top six for each commander-in-chief, then presented the list to a panel of judges** with longtime experience in Washington. Panel members were instructed to rate each deception on a scale of 1 (least serious) to 5 (most serious). Then we averaged the scores for each deception and for each president. We believe their validity rests somewhere between the Periodic Table and the U.S. News & World Report college rankings.

www.washingtonmonthly.com...

This would be funny if it weren't so true.




posted on Aug, 31 2003 @ 06:06 PM
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that is hillariously funny!!!



posted on Aug, 31 2003 @ 06:08 PM
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They're all tightly packed around scores from 3.1 to 3.6.
The scale is out.

We know the four Presidents/'presidents' covered off here should range from 3.1 to 11 out of 10.



posted on Aug, 31 2003 @ 08:26 PM
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I would rate Reagan an 8, Clinton a 10, george Bush Sr a 10, and Dubya a 13.



posted on Aug, 31 2003 @ 08:30 PM
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Regan was cool. Dont talk bad about him.



posted on Aug, 31 2003 @ 08:32 PM
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You always have been generous in your ratings of misdeeds and dark forces, Skadi!

Throw the whole current team in for the Dubya rating, and I would agree with you.

The index is subjective, it can't take account of the real impact of the porkies that politicians tell, but in support of the Dubya ranking:

* lives put at risk on the basis of lies
* lives lost on the basis of lies
* jobs put at risk on the basis of lies
* jobs lost on the basis of lies
* national security lost on the basis of lies
* personal liberties lost on the basis of lies
* democratic rights lost on the basis of lies
* white collar criminals in the highest cicrles still plundering freely, on the basis of lies

etc etc etc.

None of these come out with the same MAGNITUDE and FREQUENCY for the other three as they do for the incumbent administration.



posted on Sep, 1 2003 @ 06:11 PM
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Oh, I know how its rated, MA. Ill give you a list of my reasonings.

Dubya: pretty damn obivious, no wasting space on his regimes......naughtiness

Clinton: NAFTA, Chinagate, Filegate, Waco, Ruby Ridge, Ok city boming, Somolia, Bosnia, White Water, Khobar Towers, Flight 800, WTO

Bush SR: being a Bush is enough, but if you need more:
Gulf War 1, Vice Prez under reagan, see below

Reagan: Iran Contra scandal, CIA crack epidemic, Space Shuttle Challenger, Education, Libya, defense spending, Star wars project,ect.

Bush Regime currently worst so far. What will follow?


Stay tuned for NWO act 2





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