Congratulations to the American Lung Association for taking a commanding early lead in being the worst liar of 2014.
Follow-up on the worst anti-THR liars of 2013: WHO and ALA’s Harold Wimmer are truly champion liars
Posted on 7 January 2014
by Carl V Phillips
The posts for the top liar countdown were all quite abbreviated, not attempting to lay out the full details of each indictment. This tended to let the offenders off the hook a bit, particularly the WHO, which was guilty of far more lying than appeared in that post or has appeared in this blog overall. Junican offered acomment (attaching it to the wrong post, but I will forgive that 🙂 that furthers the indictment of the WHO if you are interested. It points to the WHO’s position statement on e-cigarettes, which consists of the usual tired lies.
But the American Lung Association continues to earn their first-place finish (pulling further ahead of the ACS, interestingly) with their proactive anti-THR lying, like this op-ed at CNN by their president, Harold Wimmer. If you want to get really cynical about it, the ALA basically depends on smoking to get their funding. THR is a huge threat to their business model.
The op-ed comes remarkably close to lying in every single sentence, and indeed there are more lies than there are sentences, which is quite a trick: