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Lies hold no value

On June 19 articles about Mike Leach (“Leach removes doctored conspiracy film of Obama,” Jim Camden) and from Shawn Vestal (“Leach asks what’s fact, but WSU truly unreal”) appeared on page one. There Mike Leach admitted posting a doctored conspiracy film of Obama on Twitter and removing it, saying only that it was incomplete and not admitting to the half-truth; WSU correctly distanced itself from the Leach post. As if it was relevant, Leach continued to say “there is a lot of disagreement on government, so I think that an open discussion is always in order.”

Let the open discussion occur on Twitter in which claims and assertions abound without undergirding by evidence and data. Shawn Vestal unwisely characterized the WSU response to the Twitter as milquetoast and seemed to attack WSU as an enabler of Leach. Leach’s elastic definition of facts may indeed be derived from Trump as is implied. Vestal recognizes this and eloquently discusses the Trump truth-blocks.

Lies contribute nothing of value to our nation.

Bruce A. McFadden

Pullman


 

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