A Whisper says:
Starting with the wrong foot,
Ending without the truth.
Information is very vital to us. What is happening around us, our town, our cities, our nations and around the world becomes a part of our intimate relationship with information.
But what if the information given us departs from the truth, when government decides to twist segments of the information to serve its own agenda and purpose. What is perceived to be a lie masquerades as truth.
Dissemination of disinformation promotes rumor. Even if the original intent is said to be for the common good and ideal for the situation, any fabricated fact can acquire its favorable result in the beginning but once it is unmasked of its credibility, the consequence of the falsehood will be the loss of trust of the people, Any future pronouncements, even though true, will become suspect.
We give our trust to the leaders we elect. We see them as models of citizenship. They have the responsibilities to tell us the truth when we ask for it.