23 Sep 2010

Those Lying Taliban!

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I was listening to NPR on the way to work, and in the top-of-the-hour news update they were matter-of-factly discussing a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 9 Americans. Not an exact quote, but the announcer said something like this:

“The cause of the crash is unclear. Taliban spokespersons claim that they shot down the helicopter, but Pentagon officials deny that hostile actions had anything to do with the crash. Taliban spokespersons often exaggerate their claims.”

I have no problem with the above, except that to give the reader a full picture, shouldn’t she have also added, “…and Pentagon spokespeople often lie through their teeth”?

One Response to “Those Lying Taliban!”

  1. JimS says:

    Perhaps they should have added; “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

    Of course had NPR said something like this you would have crashed your car.