Do you expect important leaders to lie?

I’ve grown accustomed to hearing lies from leaders representing large banks, drug companies, insurance companies, financial institutions, food companies, congress, multi-national corporations, military industries, government agencies, and mass media. Our universities seem to take pride in producing the best liars/deceivers/spinners in Public Relations and Marketing. Our economy rewards these people excessively.

Have most people in the US come to expect leaders to make deliberately misleading statements?

Chosen Answer:

Lying is how you get things done.

Do you agree with the British media and a few?

of their fans?
Recently I read many pieces claiming Swan to be the best spinner in the world? Is he better than Vettori or Bhajji or Ramdev? (I am not sure whether Murali is still playing tests)

Chosen Answer:

There is a saying: Where there is no sugar, even neem flower can be sweet.
This is not something new. Before Swann, even Monty was acclaimed as the best!
Swann, no doubt is one of the best England has produced of recent times. But on quality rating he will not come anywhere near Harbhajan or Vettori.
Of course he is an intelligent learner and a decent lat order batsman.