Remember Joe Wilson? Yes, I am against heckling at a Sate of The Union speech but truth is, the president was lying. And he continues to lie with impunity. His predecessors were kept on their toes by a sometimes vigilant media and to some degree, they were kept honest. Barack Obama was given a blanket pardon on falsehood and he exercised his never before imagined privilege with impunity. In common parlance, he lied.
So Glenn Greenwald was on Fox News a few minutes ago and he was asked about Obama's previous statements denying that the NSA is spying on us. The quote is not exact but it was something like "the president knew the facts but he stated them falsely." In other words, he lied.
Why is stating the obvious truth stigmatized?