I’m always surprised by how government officials tell lies and, of course, their firm decision of not admitting that they did not tell the truth. The understatement that officials use for what is, in a lot of situations, bold-faced manipulations are timeless. As a matter of fact, the majority of people think that it is already normal for politicians to lie. It seems like it is already their nature to lie. This is, somehow beneficial to media as they can tweak or interpret the politician’s statement in whatever way they want. Politicians’ statements were amended, misunderstood, tweaked, overstressed, or misquoted.
So, why do they think they can keep on lying when mishaps are so easily exposed? Analyzing such human actions, behaviors, are just some of the tasks for bcbas. But here are some reasons why politicians lie:
1. Politicians know their supporters will believe whatever word they say, even though there is sufficient evidence to prove that they are not telling the truth. Politicians and their followers live in an echo hall wherein all of them watch one news channel, listens to one radio topic, reads the same newspapers and web sites, and get together with people having the same political views and stance.
2. People are afraid of the truth. Truth, as a lot of us know, may hurt or disappoint us and no one wants to hear the truth that may get in the way of their existence, their faith, or that will make them feel disagreeable. It is probably beneficial for government officials to tell followers what makes them feel safe and agreeable.
3. If a lie is said plenty of times, people will believe it is really the truth. It is not difficult to comprehend why people would believe something if they keep hearing it over and over again. People know that lies will be proven false and fades easily. So if their statements continue to be said, people will think that it must be really true
The Internet never forgets. One of the unintended impacts of the Internet is that information, false or not, will stay for hundreds or thousands of years and it is likely to continue to be trusted even if there is proofs showing otherwise.