A little truth fueling a lotta Lying

A little truth helps a lot of lying. People who would like to undermine unions see some corruption in some unions and some overreaching greed in some unions and they will say, “Thus all unions are bad.” People who want to weaken government oversight of business and who are paranoid about bureaus they regard as “socialistic” will point to failures or bloating at government bureaus, and say, in effect, “See, all bureaus are bad.” A little truth: some people at the Veterans Administration have been dishonest, irresponsible; becomes a lot of lie, as in: “this failure proves all the VA and the administration who appointed its chief is bad”.

Some cars work inefficiently–does that mean all cars are bad? Electrical fires can burn houses down–so we can’t have electricity.

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