We have come to expect that many politicos make promises they can’t keep, bend the truth and do what they do to get elected to the political arena. Maybe that is why we have become numb when we hear about their affairs, their scams and their self-serving life-styles.
But, we rarely question the well-known TV news reporters who regularly come into our homes to let us know what’s going on in the world. We expect them all to be above reproach. Sometimes they share a little of themselves, but for the most part, it’s all business.
Shame on Brian Williams, NBC Nightly News Managing Editor and anchorman, for creating stories that “embellished the truth” and made him seem to be part of the drama in the Iraqi war and New Orleans’ Katrina disaster. I haven’t heard an apology from the NBC news guru yet, but he’s off the air for a while.
Liars are eventually caught, and no one is immune to the embarrassment and punishment for spinning stories once the truth comes to light. Ironically, however, Theresa Giudice of Housewives of New Jersey, was indicted along with her husband on 39 counts of federal bank and bankruptcy fraud, and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Although she was very good at “twisting” the truth, she is now serving her 15 month sentence in jail. Theresa knows how to work the system and has turned her lemons into lemonade by continuing to increase her fan base. So much for truth and honesty.
So, unless you are a hermit with no interaction with the human race, as the old saying goes, “Honesty is the best Policy.”