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  •  Obama called him a liar in the sense (1+ / 0-)
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    BlueStateRedhead

    that he said he was lying.

    Just think of the indignant objection: “Are you calling me a liar?!” No-one would ever say that if someone had just explicitly called them a liar.

    Fergawdsakes, I just got done explaining to someone on Facebook that when Obama said “no terrorist attack” it was clear from context he included the Benghazi attack in that categorization. Now I have to explain to my own side how sentences are parsed …

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    by Code Monkey on Wed Oct 17, 2012 at 09:18:41 PM PDT

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    •  Delighted to know people still parse (0+ / 0-)

      and that they are on our side. let's leave it on that happy note.

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Thu Oct 18, 2012 at 06:20:48 AM PDT

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    •  I think it's possible to say (1+ / 0-)
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      starduster

      "that's not true" without explicitly or implicitly calling someone a liar.  You're addressing the accuracy of the statement, not the intention of the person saying it.  It's quite possible to say something that is factually incorrect simply because of misinformation.  

      "That's not true and you know it" implies an intent to lie.  But "that's not true" allows for a variety of motives, lying being only one of them.

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