Why are the least trustworthy the ones who say, "trust me"? Why are the chronic liars the ones who always say, "believe me"? Why do the intelligent people never mention it, while the truly ignorant and incompetent keep saying, "I'm so smart"? Lies are lies regardless of how often they are repeated. Sadly, our society has become so infused with ignorance that far too many people don't even need lies to be repeated for them to believe them. They believe only what they choose to believe. Facts do not matter.
Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.