10 famous liars and the lies the told
Dingy Harry Reid
It’s sad that a man with such an important position will only be remembered for his lie on the senate floor. Dingy Harry said that a secret source told him that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid income taxes for 10 years.
I would list the Joseph McCarthy but it seems that Reid is reviving McCarthyism, the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence.
Casey Anthony murdered her daughter, Caylee, so she could have the life of a party girl without being tied down with a child. When Anthony’s mother pressed her where Calylee was, Anthony lied and said she was with a nanny, setting off what some call the trial of the century with a shocking not guilty verdict. Anthony has been labeled as the most hated person in America since then.
OJ Simpson murdered his ex-wife and her friend in a brutal killing that gripped the nation. OJ assembled an all-star legal team that shredded the prosecutions poorly handled case, ending in a not guilty verdict that shocked everyone.
Justice has caught up to OJ, he was sent to prison eventually on an unrelated case involving an armed robbery to steal back some sports memorabilia. Another person might have received a less severe sentence but it was a great excuse to lock OJ up for up to 35 years and the jury jumped on it. Karma’s a killer too OJ.
July 1991: Question: “Have you ever used Marijuana or any illegal drugs?” Answer: “I’ve never broken any drug law.” – Arkansas Gazette, July 24th, 1991
And about his affair Monica Lewinsky
“We obviously are very much against any terrorist action and any killing. And also we are very much against any plots to sow the seeds of discord among nations.”
This from the man who gets up every morning thinking up new ways to say he wants to destroy Israel.
In an article titled “Jimmy’s World”, which appeared in the Post on September 28, 1980, Cooke wrote a gripping profile of the life of an 8-year-old heroin addict.
She described the “needle marks freckling the baby-smooth skin of his thin, brown arms.” The story engendered much sympathy among readers, including Marion Barry, then mayor of Washington, D.C. He and other city officials organized an all-out police search for the boy, which was unsuccessful and led to claims that the story was fraudulent.
Barry, responding to public pressure, lied and claimed that Jimmy was known to the city and receiving treatment; he was announced dead shortly after.
The Madoff investment scandal broke in December 2008 when former NASDAQ chairman Bernard Madoff admitted that the wealth management arm of his business was an elaborate Ponzi scheme.
In his pleading allocution, Madoff admitted to running a Ponzi scheme and expressed regret for his “criminal acts”.
He stated that he had begun his scheme some time in the early 1990s. He wished to satisfy his clients’ expectations of high returns he had promised, even though it was during an economic recession.
He admitted that he hadn’t invested any of his clients’ money since the inception of his scheme. Instead, he merely deposited the money into his business account at Chase Manhattan Bank.
He admitted to false trading activities masked by foreign transfers and false SEC returns.
When clients requested account withdrawals, he paid them from the Chase account, claiming the profits were the result of his own unique “split-strike conversion strategy”.
He said he had every intention of terminating the scheme, but it proved “difficult, and ultimately impossible” to extricate himself.
He eventually reconciled himself to being exposed as a fraud.
As the chairman of Enron, Lay refined the Ponzi scheme into corporate heist, convincing investors that his company made billions more a year than the company actually earned a year before it was revealed to be a scam in late 2001. He was convicted on 10 counts, including fraud, in 2006, but he died of a heart attack before serving any time behind bars.
A German baron who served in the military and returned home with tall tales about his adventures. He reportedly told people that he’d travelled to the Moon, ridden cannonballs, and escaped from a swamp by pulling himself out by his own hair.
His supposed adventures became the subject of many books. Over the years, the tales of Münchausen have become popular adventure stories told to children. In 1988, filmmaker Terry Gilliam adapted some of the stories into a movie called The Adventures of Baron Münchausen.
“The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime”
“We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil”
“Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas”
“Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year”
Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term
I should be a one term president