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A lie by any other name: why can’t journos call politicians liars?

A New York Times journalist is under fire for the reporting of Trump's "demonstrable falsehoods", but this issue goes far beyond the US media.

Businesses are forbidden from engaging in misleading or deceitful contact by the Trade Practices Act. Why don't politicians have to abide by the same rules? asks <b>Natasha Stott Despoja</b>.

Stott Despoja: Pollies lie because we let them

Businesses are forbidden from engaging in misleading or deceitful contact by the Trade Practices Act. Why don't politicians have to abide by the same rules? asks Natasha Stott Despoja.

Lies are forgivable, but bullshit is sticky and gets into corners where it can't be reached, explains <em>Crikey</em>'s resident word nerd <b>Piers Kelly</b>. So what particular flavour of dishonesty is Tony Abbott peddling?

Tony Abbott: liar or bullshitter?

Lies are forgivable, but bullshit is sticky and gets into corners where it can't be reached, explains Crikey's resident word nerd Piers Kelly. So what particular flavour of dishonesty is Tony Abbott peddling?

In a week where Tony Abbott's <a href="http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2010/s2901996.htm">admitted</a> he doesn't always tell the "gospel truth" to the public, US pollie Richard Blumenthal was accused of fudging his war record. When does "misspeaking" cross into lying?

All politicians are liars, but which lies are ok?

In a week where Tony Abbott's admitted he doesn't always tell the "gospel truth" to the public, US pollie Richard Blumenthal was accused of fudging his war record. When does "misspeaking" cross into lying?

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