Gerard Baker


I’d be careful about using the word ‘lie.’ ‘Lie’ implies much more than just saying something that’s false. It implies a deliberate intent to mislead… I think if you start ascribing a moral intent as it were to someone by saying that they’ve lied, I think you run the risk that you look like you are not being objective.

Wall Street Journal Editor and Conservative Gerard Baker, January 1, 2017, when asked if he would use the word “lie” to describe obvious lies by President Donald J. Trump