Originally posted by josephw
...or it's not.
A truth can be a lie when used without context, or when only part of the truth is used (half truth).
I remember once in Vegas, I had a conversation with this really lovely woman, who said she didn't like Obama (who was first running for president) because of his plan to raise taxes. I told her that the plan was only on families who make at least 250,000 a year, which was a small percentage of the population. She didn't know what to say, and left it at that. But like I said, she was quite lovely (she was giving me a hot stone massage), and she actually tracked me down because I had forgotten my wallet when I left, which had a lot of cash and my debit card.
But that woman knew only a half-truth (probably circulated by some conservative outlet). So "truth" isn't always truth. For example, when I brought up Vegas, did you think I was implying either a hot date or night with a call girl? A bit of info left out: I was on my honeymoon, and my was also getting a message with me. Had I worded getting a message in a certain way, I could've made it seem like I was some playboy living it up.
So "truth" can actually be a lie, if the proper context is left out.