Now to derail any questioning of the government's claims is merely to call someone a conspiracy kook.
Does the government generally lie to manipulate the public? Most notable examples?
1. The justification for the Spanish-American war was the FACT that the Spanish sunk the Maine battleship. The whole war based on "REMEMBER THE
MAINE! A couple decades ago the truth came out that the Spanish had not sunk the Maine.
2. The beginning of WWI for the US was that the Germans suck the Lusitania strictly passenger ship, though Germans had taken out newspaper ads
specifically warning Americans not to get on it because it was a munitions ship. The USA adamently denied that was true. 50 years later it
admitted/known the Lusitannia was carrying 50,000,000 rounds of ammo and 500,000 artillery shells - probably why it sunk so fast.
3. The Vietnam War started with the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution upon the FACT that N. Vietnamese patrol boats attacked a US destroyer. After we had
left it was admitted this never happened.
4. Gulf War II. Weapons of Mass Destruction
Now, about the economy:
Declaring there is essentially no inflation - but excluding food, fuel/gas/diesel, electricity and natural gas, medical bills and prescription drug prices from the calculation - those of course being THE most essential expenses of the poor and ordinary citizens - making that statistic a calculated lie.
Unemployment: All unemployed people who are not on unemployment benefits, over 65, or do not apply for jobs at a federal job location are not counted. Does not count school age teens who can't find work. Does not count college students who can't find a job.
The survey ONLY polls major corporations, so lost jobs in small business are not counted.
If a company converts a job from 40 hour full time with benefits, to TWO PART TIME jobs at 20 hours with no benefits, the government claims a job was created and unemployment reduced by 1, thus if 5,000,000 people lose full time employment for instead part time employment, the government declares 5,000,000 jobs were created - unless those two people then work 2 part time jobs, and then they claim 10,000,000 jobs created.
On war: "Casualities" until the Middle East wars ALWAYS meant soldiers killed or WOUNDED beyond an ability to be combat capable. NOW we are ONLY told how many died - and only how many died in combat - and died in the country. If the person can be flown out of the country before dying, it no longer counts and the nearly 10 times as many horrifically crippled literally count for nothing now.
The great boasting of the military and Obama was "killing Obama," although no dna sample allowed by any independent source, all the locals there in Pakistan claim publicly they knew the old guy who lived there and it wasn't Bin Ladin, the CIA claims to have lost all photographs of who they shot, his body rapidly tossed into the ocean and most the Seal Team involves shortly thereafter blown up in a freak, never discussed, helicopter explosion.
While boasting of decimating Al Qaeda, Obama is urging agreeing to send USA troops under a UN Flag to the country of Mali, contradictingly claiming that Al Qaeda has taken over half that country and adding to the list the number of countries we are now predator bombing to kill the claimed decimated Al Qaeda.
Is any of that true? Can we believe anything we are told anymore? Could we ever? Is there any reason to believe a damn thing the media tells us the government says is true, noting that all media now appears to no longer investigate anything and only pick one side or the other as a partisan matter?
Does the government generally tell deliberate lies to manipulate we-the-people?