Friday, February 28, 2003 [!]
Bush Credibility Gap
A side-by-side comparison between "what he said at the photo op (with picture)" and what he (or his administration) actually did.
Credibility gap, defined: "Public skepticism about the truth of statements, especially official claims and pronouncements: “The credibility gap [is] the result of a deliberate policy of artificial manipulation of official news” (Walter Lippmann). " (emphasis mine)
Apparently the journalist Lippmann, mentioned above, in a 1967 article in the Washington Post coined the phrase to describe lies by President Johnson about the Vietnam war.
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