The Word 'Liar': Intent Is Key

Our job as journalists is to report, to find facts, and establish their authenticity and share them with everybody, it's really important that people understand that these aren't our opinions. ... These are things we've established through our journalism, through our reporting ... and I think the minute you start branding things with a word like 'lie,' you push people away from you.

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