I picked this one up at the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. last fall.
Read on the surface, it says, “I’m Telling You, Nothing Happened.” But some letters are a different color and the highlighted letters say “I’m Lying.”
How many times have we listened to someone (frequently one of our children) vehemently insist that they’re telling the truth when all the while we know they are lying?
We see it in the news. Politicians point fingers at others while doing the same thing. Celebrities spin their drunk driving and drug rehab stints as “exhaustion.” Writers “edit” the facts to make a story more compelling.
It’s all different words for the same thing.
Sometimes I wonder who we’re trying to fool with all the spin. Others? or ourselves?