Overheard on PBS' Now"Half-truths are the worst of all lies"
I think it's true. I don't know about you, but I just hate people who lie. Oh, don't get me wrong, I understand that people sometimes need to lie; but why do that when it takes the same effort (if not easier) to tell the truth? It's just down right disrespectful to think that others can't handle the truth, when they are the one who can't handle it (that's why it's so hard for them to say whatever it is and face the acceptance from the real world.) And it's even worse when they try to get away with it by telling half-truth. "Lying" isn't just the act of telling false facts, but the intention of trying to get others to believe what's not true.
With half-truths; as well as making things harder for the public to check, it is an intentional act of knowingly trying to manipulate other into believing a lie. You don't just lie, but you twist "the truth" into a lie altogether.
And the worst of the worst are people that have the ability to lie to themselves, believing in their own lie so much that they don't think their lie is a lie anymore. Without the guilt, there is no hope for a lie to stop. And you know the more you lie, the deeper you go into the hole--having to remember what you had lied about, when the truths are so much easier to remember.