Held back by the truth? George Santos demonstrates how to LIE LIKE A PRO with ten cons from the Republican Playbook.
It takes a special talent to lie about your religion, family, job history and sexual orientation. Practice these ten professional tips to lie and deceive people as demonstrated by George Santos. (If that's what you want to do).
Lie like a pro
Lies and more lies
George Santos is under investigation in New York after he admitted he lied about his education and work experience. Allegations about discrepancies in his backstory were first made in a New York Times report last week. Those included that he had graduated from Baruch College in New York and worked at high-profile Wall Street firms Goldman Sachs and Citigroup. Mr Santos admitted earlier this week he had never worked for either firm directly and had lied on his CV about graduating from college, saying he was "embarrassed" that he had not.
Regarding accusations he had misrepresented his Jewish ancestry, he told the New York Post in an interview published on Monday that he was Catholic and never claimed to be Jewish but when "I learned my maternal family had a Jewish background I said I was 'Jew-ish'". - BBC
How this infographic was created
We used the free Infogram app to create this infographic in a few hours. It is based on the eight minute George Santos interview on FOX News. The video transcript was analyzed to identify the evasion tactic George was using and at what time during interview it took place. These details was used to create lessons so you can watch just that particular part of the interview.
Lying Illustrated recognizes large scale deception and features George Santos in its latest edition. Not available on any news stand - but you can read it online here.
TakeAway: Hold politicians who blatantly lie accountable. They get paid with your tax dollars.
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Abstracts from video interview
0:46 THERE ARE NEW ACCUSATIONS THAT GEORGE SANTOS JUST ELECTED TO REPRESENT NEW YORK IN CONGRESS IN THE PAST ELECTION HAS BEEN LYING ABOUT HIS OWN PAST. HE ADMITS TO SOME OF THESE DECEPTIONS.
1:03 HE EMBELLISHED HIS RESUME BY SAYING HE GRADUATED FROM A COLLEGE WHEN HE DIDN’T AND HE A COLLEGE WHEN HE DIDN’T AND HE NEVER WORKED FOR CITI-GROUP. HE ONCE CALLED HIMSELF A PROUD JEW. NOW HE SAYS I AM CATHOLIC.
EVADE THE QUESTION
1:56 WHAT DID THE WORD INTEGRITY MEAN TO YOU?
2:05 INTEGRITY IS VERY IMPORTANT. LIKE I SAID TO THE "NEW YORK POST"
SAY EVERYONE DOES IT
2:19 I MADE A MISTAKE. I THINK HUMANS ARE FLAWED AND WE ALL MAKE MISTAKES.
CREATE YOUR OWN ALTERNATE FACTS
2:58 LIFE DIDN’T START OFF EASY -- I COME FROM ABJECT POVERTY. I MADE SOME MISTAKES.
3:26 AND FINDING OUT ALL OF THESE LIES, NOT JUST ONE LITTLE LIE. THESE ARE BLATANT LIES. DO YOU HAVE NO SHAME?
3:47 I CAN SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT THE DEMOCRATS AND THE PARTY. JOE BIDEN LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR 40 YEARS.
SAY YOU WERE JOKING
4:15 ARE YOU JEWISH?
4:39 MY HERITAGE IS JEWISH. I WAS RAISED A PRACTICING CATHOLIC. I ALWAYS JOKED WITH FRIENDS IN CIRCLES AND IN THE CAMPAIGN I SAID SAY I AM JEW-ISH.
REMEMBER I WAS RAISED CATHOLIC.
PLAY THE VICTIM CARD
4:59 EVERYBODY WANTS TO NIT PICK AT ME.
8:09 EVERYBODY WANTS TO CALL ME A LIAR.
PLAY WORD GAMES
5:49 YOU DON’T SEEM TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. YOU APOLOGIZED BUT A LIE IS NOT AN EMBELLISHMENT ON A RESUME. YOU SAID YOU WORKED AT THESE PLACES AND THEY HAD NO RECORD OF THAT. THESE ARE BLATANT LIES.
6:24 LOOK, I AGREE WITH WHAT YOU ARE SAYING WE CAN DEBATE MY RESUME
SAY YOU ARE SMARTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE
7:14 THIS DISCUSSION WILL GO ABOVE THE HEADS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
NEVER ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY
8:20 IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE HOW THEY COULD TRUST YOUR EXPLANATIONS WHEN YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO EVEN EXPRESS THE DEPTH OF YOUR DECEPTION TO THEM