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Famous Liars, Infamous Lies

Famous Liars, Infamous Lies

Can you identify who these famous liars are and the infamous lies they told?

  • Regarding his investigation for corruption:  “whether you tape me privately or publicly, I can tell you that whatever I say is always lawful and the things I’m interested in are always lawful.”  Rod Blagojevich-then Governor, D-Ill.
  • Regarding rumors of his extramarital affair, first published in the National Enquirer: “tabloid trash.” Also lied about fathering a child with his mistress as later proven with DNA testing.  John Edwards
  • Regarding the release of lewd photos the married congressman sent to women over the Internet:  “This was a hoax. It was committed on me, it was a prank, it was a relatively easy one to do, making fun of my name.”  Anthony Weiner
  • While dodging rumors of an extramarital affair while running for the Democratic nomination in 1987: “follow me around. I don’t care. … I’m serious. If anybody wants to put a tail on me, go ahead. They’d be very bored.”  Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo
  • After reports surfaced of an affair with former White House intern: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”  Bill Clinton
  • Delivered his infamous lie on November 17, 1973:  “I am not a crook,”  Richard Nixon
  • In a 2007 sting operation at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after sexually soliciting an undercover officer. When explaining why he slid his foot under the bathroom stall to tap the foot of the officer in the adjacent stall, Craig famously explained he had a “wide stance” and maintained his innocence.  Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho
  • “I never bet on baseball.”  Pete Rose on Gambling
  • “Everything I’ve done is natural. Everybody that I know in the game of baseball uses the same stuff I use.”  Mark McGwire on Steroids
  • “No, come on, man,” when asked if he doped to win the Tour de France. “I wouldn’t hold it against somebody if they don’t believe me.”  Floyd Landis on Doping
  • “I take these charges very seriously and look forward to clearing my good name. I respectfully ask all of you to hold your judgment until all of the facts are shown.”  Michael Vick on dog fighting
  • After realizing he was duped by a hoax:  “I think I’ll never forget the time when I found out that, you know, my girlfriend passed away and the first person to run to my aid was my defensive coordinator, Coach (Bob) Diaco, and you know he said something very profound to me. He said, ‘This is where your faith is tested.’ Right after that, I ran into the players’ lounge and I got on the phone with my parents—and I opened my eyes and my head coach was sitting right there.”  Manti Te’o
  • He lied to Oprah about his autobiography saying: the “demons” that had driven him to abuse alcohol and drugs were the same ones that had led him to invent events in his autobiography.  James Frey, A Million Little Pieces
  • “Listen, I’ve said it for seven years. I’ve said it longer than seven years. I have never doped,”  Lance Armstrong

Did an admitted liar, lie once again to Oprah??

Regarding Emma O’Reilly, an Irish massage therapist who testified against Lance Armstrong.  He sued this woman of limited financial means yet claimed he couldn’t remember if he even attempted legal action against her:  “To be honest Oprah,” he chuckled lightly, “we sued so many people, I’m sure we did.”

Emma’s response:  (Lance) told Oprah he couldn’t remember suing me, but I don’t believe that for a second.  There is a part of me that does have a bit of sympathy for Lance. I know this will be killing him. But at the same time I think about the way he hid behind the cancer in trying to defend himself. What a piece of work he is.