Here is what happens when our nation is fed a diet of lies. These figures are from the latest Harris poll.
-- 47 percent believe that Saddam Hussein helped plan and support the hijackers who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001 (up six percentage points from November).
-- 44 percent actually believe that several of the hijackers who attacked the U.S. on September 11 were Iraqis (up significantly from 37% in November).
-- 36 percent believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the U.S. invaded (down slightly from 38% in November).
Another interesting finding is that only 46 percent believe that Saddam Hussein was prevented from developing weapons of mass destruction by the U.N. weapons inspectors, a fact which most reports now support.
When citizens have no access to truth this is no longer a democracy. When the people who we have put in office bombard us with lies using what we should be able to trust as at least a marginally objective media to deliver their deceit, they have betrayed the public trust. When our elected officials support the lies of the parasitic right wing "commentators" in spreading lies and use our tax money to do so, we see that they have nothing but disdain for the American people.