Hope Hicks and ‘white lies’

 

Sir, – It was once “lies, dammed lies and statistics” when it should have been “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth” but this was before the time of fake news.

It is sad to see that the retiring White House communications director Hope Hicks has admitted that she was at times required to tell white lies.

There are no such things as lies of any colour – a lie is a lie. There may be times when answers cannot be supplied for a number of reasons but this should be stated.

The Pinocchios in the US government must have trouble keeping themselves balanced with the length of their extended wooden noses. – Yours, etc,

DENNIS FITZGERALD,

Melbourne,

Australia.