Henry Brown

Can feel your frustration; Believe it has been this way since at least JFK and probably longer. I suspect that most the talking points, even by Ronald Reagan, were designed to impress the majority of people listening to them.

Not sure I would go quite as far as calling them lies, although they have always emphasized the position that the administration was taking.

If the talking points were revolving around a significant issue at the time suspect that a significant percentage of them were modified to address dynamic/current issues, sometimes unfortunately, the modification doesn’t get near the press that the original talking points, An example was when President Reagan and his staff declared “that the only good government employee was an ex-government employee” got alot of press but in reality on his watch the federal government increased in size by some 12 percent.