Before “Truthiness,” There Was “Counterfactual”

“Counterfactual” doesn’t quite exhibit the Colbert charm of “truthiness,” but it’s still a polite word for lying, and it is the title of Jane Mayer’s assessment, in the New Yorker, of Marc A. Thiessen’s Courting Disaster. Thieseen was a speechwriter in the Bush II administration. The subtitle of the article is A curious history of the C.I.A.’s secret interrogation program.
A link:

Mayer on Thieseen

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