Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred January 11, 2021.
We suspect it’ll occur again.
How Leaders Bend Reality With Big Lies
(from the original by Andrew Higgins)
C A B L E – – – – – – TO: POWER (STRANGE AND DISTURBING) ANYTHING, NO MATTER HOW UNTRUE, BECOMES TRUE. ALL THE POWERS OF TRUTH HAUNTING AMERICA : LYING RECOMMENDED ! LIE WHEN TELLING THE TRUTH ! PEOPLE DON’T LIKE BEING LIED TO, BUT ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE DECEIVED. TO BE CONTINUED * * *
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