More of lies debunked under the microscope, when the truth finally outgrow the lies:
1- 17 October 2009, Monsanto was found guilty by France's highest court of false advertising, for claims that Roundup, its toxic weed killer, is biodegradable and leaves "the soil clean."
2- 1976: Monsanto produces "Cycle-Safe" noticed word "safe", the world's first plastic soft-drink bottle. The bottle, suspected of posing a cancer risk, is banned the following year by the Food and Drug Administration.
3- Lie: "The emperor Nero played the fiddle while Rome burned." the fact: "Nero was indefatigable in his efforts to quell the fire and provide relief aid to the people afraid of unrests."
4- Lie: "During his midnight ride in 1775, Paul Revere warned the local militia in Massachusetts of the coming of the British." the fact: "Before Revere was able to warn the militia, he was captured by the British."
5- Lie: "Jesse James was an American version of Robin Hood, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor." the fact: "Jesse James was a Confederate vigilante who killed and stole without mercy, giving nothing back to the poor."
6- Gordon Brown going to Iraq and announcing that 1,000 troops would be home by Christmas when, in fact, we had previously been told that 500 of them were being withdrawn, of whom 270 actually have been withdrawn for real, stated on: Mail on line, 10 October 2007
7- “When the President does it, it means that it is not illegal” – Richard Nixon, discussing Watergate in 1978
8- “The story is false. It’s completely untrue, ridiculous…made up” – Former senator and one time presidential candidate John Edwards denying an affair with a campaign assistant. When it became clear that he did have the affair, Edwards gave a contrite interview on ABC, admitting to repeatedly lying about the affair even during his presidential campaign.
9- July 25, 2010, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk has faced scrutiny for overstating his military record and teaching experience. He was quoted as saying "the last time I was in Iraq I was in uniform, flying at 20,000 feet, and the Iraqi Air Defense network was shooting at us," though he later admitted that he had never come under fire while flying in Iraq. He claimed to have learned from his experience "as a former nursery school and middle school teacher," yet his nursery school experience consisted of a part-time job as a student assistant.
10- 09/07/2010, The European Union has asked politicians to stick to issues and stop misleading Kenyans during campaigns on the Proposed Constitution.EU head of delegation Eric van der Linden said some politicians were spreading lies on the proposed laws. "Regrettably, some politicians are giving false information on the constitution, which has no resemblance with what is provided in the proposed laws," he said.
11- May 18, 2010, Richard Blumenthal rebutted charges in a front-page New York Times article that he lied about his war record. "On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service, and for that I take full responsibility," he said, flanked on both sides by Marines Corps veterans who injected periodic Oorahs and Semper Fi's. "But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country."
12- The late televangelist Oral RobertsWhile giving a speech at his Oral Roberts University in front of an audience of 6000, Roberts said, with no explanation, "I've had to stop a sermon, go back and raise a dead person." When questioned about it later, he hedged, saying he had raised a baby years ago who appeared to have died during one of his services.
13- Journalist Janet Cooke, who in 1980 worked for the Washington Post, wrote a story for the newspaper entitled "Jimmy's World." It was the profile of an 8 year-old heroin addict named Jimmy. The story won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing in 1981. However, Jimmy did not exist, and the whole story was fabricated. This immense lie helped Cooke to win an award she did not merit. She returned the prize, and later said on the "Phil Donahue Show" that working in such a high pressure environment had impacted her judgment negatively and caused her to make up such an imaginative story.
14- In 2005, Georgia bride-to-be Jennifer Wilbanks disappeared for three days, while family and the police frantically searched for her, fearing the worst. When she reappeared in New Mexico, she told police she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted. She even had the detaiils of her captors' appearances down pat: "a Hispanic male with short black hair and rotten teeth and a heavy set white female with blonde, frosted shoulder length hair." Under skeptical police questioning, Wilbanks finally confessed that her story was all a big lie.
15- A 17 year old track and field Zimbabwean athlete with Olympic potential, Samukeliso Sithole had everyone convinced that he was a she. After a female friend undressed in front of him and was subsequently told by the boy's uncle that the friend she thought was a girl was in actuality a boy, she turned him in. A doctor examined Sithole and discovered that he was, indeed, male.
16- Gore declared potential breast cancer victims faced "a long waiting line before they could get a biopsy or, uh, or a uh, another kind of, what am I looking for, a sonogram or...." People in the crowd shouted "mammogram."
(Source: Fox News 09/18/00; MSNBC 09/21/00 - The News with Brian Williams)
17- Criticizing Bush's Social Security privatization plan at a rally in Tennessee, Gore said, "He is proposing to privatize a big part of Social Security and he's proposing to take $1 trillion, a million billion dollars out of the Social Security trust fund and give it as a tax incentive to young workers."
18- Al Gore: "I'm very familiar with the importance of dairy farming in Wisconsin. I've spent the night on a dairy farm here in Wisconsin. If I'm entrusted with the presidency, you'll have someone who is very familiar with what the Wisconsin dairy industry is all about."
(Sources: Sunday, June 18, Atlanta Journal Constitution and The Washington Post, June 14, 2000)
19- Al Gore: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet" stated during an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN on March 9, 1999.
20- "A zebra does not change its spots." said by Al Gore attacking President George Bush in 1992. Sources: The Toronto Sun, 11/19/95
21- Al Gore: "Any government official who ... lies to the United States Congress will be fired immediately." (Source: Seattle Times, June 29, 1987)
22- Tony Blair: I cannot think of any circumstances in which a government can go to war without the support of parliament.
23- Tony Blair: The threat from Saddam Hussein and weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological, potentially nuclear weapons capability - that threat is real.
24- Barak Obama: America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.
25- "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." -- President Bush, Jan.28, 2003, in the State of the Union address.
26- In 1960, when the Russians shot down Gary Powers' U2 spy plane, it was the Secretary of State, not President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who claimed a weather-research plane had gone off course.
27- George Bush Sr.: "Read my lips. No new taxes." stated in 1988 months before busting up taxes.
28- During Yalta conference in meeting with other Allied members, Stalin promised on press conference not to interfere in the affairs of other nations, while plans for Polish occupation were allready done.
29- Jimmy Carter, on a press conference in 1980: would not use military action to free the hostages being held in the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran. The truth was that a military option was being planned at that very time.
30- In 1938, British Prime Chamberlain met with German Chancellor Hitler to find a diplomatic way to avoid war. Adolf Hitler assured Chamberlain that war could be avoided if Czechoslovakia would agree to redraw its border. Chamberlain agreed and announced to the British Parliament that Hitler, "Means what he says." Hitler took the opposite action. It is one of humanity's most shocking lies.
Well, some of lies are not of the planetary importance but as you can see, people use lies no matter where, when or why.