Tuesday, May 17, 2016
It seems both the Democratic and Republican parties have presidential candidates who are twisting truth to make a fact out of a lie. Now it is Hillary Clinton's turn. She is insisting that using a private e-mail server for her correspondence when secretary of state was allowed under the law. As Factcheck.org finds it, that is a lie. Yet she persists in telling it so it can become a harmless point in her campaign. It is increasingly unlikely the government will take action against her, but the fact remains that she violated guidelines and engaged in e-mailing that exposed government secrets. Why can't she admit the error and beg for forgiveness? There is no justification for clinging to a lie other than a disregard for truth. If she can lie about this, what else is she capable of twisting? From a PR perspective, she has taken a perilous course.