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Do you agree with Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker's decision not to use the word "lie" in association with Donald Trump?

  • Lying requires brains

    An idiot can say falsehoods without knowing it. A liar needs the brains to understand what is true and what is false. I am not 100% convinced Trump has the mental horsepower to know he's lying.

    He probably does lie habitually. But sometimes he just says crazy things because he is low IQ.

  • Yes, public statements should be judged on moral intent.

    Yes, Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker's decision not to use the word "lie" in association with Donald Trump is a smart choice. Though, some of Trump's statements may prove to be false when all the facts later become available. If he made them based on information he believed to be true at the time, then they can not be called lies, which require intent of deceit.

  • The word "lie" has serious implications.

    It is probably a smart move for Wall Street Journal editors to refrain from using the word "lie" in reference to Donald Trump since using the word could expose the paper to charges of libel and slander. Perhaps the editors feel it i appropriate to withhold such comments for a newly elected president and give them a grace period that serves as a fair chance to get things off on the right foot.

  • No, Wall Street Journal should call a lie a lie

    No, I do not agree with Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Bakers' decision to not use the word "lie" when referring to lies made by Trump administration. If they are caught lying it is not an opinion or moral matter, it is a lie and should be referred to as such.

  • No, the Wall Street Journal should refer to Donald Trump's lies as "lies".

    No, the Wall Street Journal should refer to Donald Trump's lies as "lies". It is important that the public know when their elected officials are being truthful and when they are lying to the public. When Donald Trump lies, it is important that media outlets let the public know that he is doing so.


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