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In an age of fake news and casual disinformation, it’s reassuring, in a sense, to know that we can still be surprised and/or entertained by falsehoods. Enter freshman Congressman George Santos, a Long Island Republican who, it turns out, isn’t efficient in being sincere about even a single thing.
It appears Santos haslied about (or at least, so far, been unwilling or unable to validate info about) his education, his Jewish background (including a family flight from the Holocaust), his finances, his relationships with several Pulse club victims, his participation with numerous jobs and charities, his marital status, and his mother’s death during the events of 9/11 (deeply complicated, because she likewise appears to have passed away in 2016). It’s excellent news that we’re still able to reveal cumulative outrage about this sort of thing; less good that there have yet to be any repercussions other than some really public giggling. He certainly wouldn’t be the very first American political leader to get away with telling wild and quickly disproven lies.Still, t his
particular political leader stands unmasked, at least for the minute, and that’s worth a quick moment of celebration– potentially by seeing somemotion pictures that deal with compulsive liars who ply their lying trades for enjoyable and profit.