It seems if you say it enough times it becomes the truth.
Obama, who had much more campaign money than McCain, was able to say many, many times things that weren't true like that McCain was against stem cell research which wasn't true he was against embryonic cell research. But if you ask the average person if McCain was for stem cell research the person would say NO! I'm sure if McCain had more money he would have used the same tactics
Global Warming is another say it enough… Al Gore (the inventor of the internet) has said many many times that Global Warming is a fact that there is no more debate; it may be true but there are numerous scientists that feel that it is merely normal temperature variations.
Why do we believe something merely because it is repeated numerous times or if a celebrity spouts it? Is it because we are too lazy to research data ourselves? The internet allows us to see many contradictory views. The main street media tends to have a bias so we learn good things about their candidate & bad about his opponent; ditto their pet theories.
I once heard that college isn't to learn a specific set of facts but to learn to learn! We should put to use our brains not just our ears!
truth (n) 1. Conformity to fact or actuality. 2. A statement proven to be or accepted as true. 3. Sincerity; integrity. 4. Fidelity to an original or standard. 5a. Reality; actuality. b. often Truth That which is considered to be the supreme reality and to have the ultimate meaning and value of existence.