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Would truth have hurt Mootooveren? No

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For most people, getting laid off or fired is an emotionally traumatic experience — one that can be so unexpected as to cause temporary shock and/or denial. We don’t know the circumstances behind City Councilman-elect John Mootooveren losing his bookkeeping job with Turner Construction sometime during his council campaign, and we’re sympathetic — to a point — with his reluctance to go public with it. But lying about it was a mistake, and as Gazette ...


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wmarincic
November 13, 2013
6:13 a.m.

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A LIE is a LIE. If you will lie about unimportant "small things" you will also lie about larger things. That is why we call people that do that LIARS!!!!!!

SchenectadyScott
November 13, 2013
7:59 a.m.

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I never knew there to be "A Small Lie" and what? different degrees of lying?...this is what The Daily Gazette is asserting. So are we to take that The Daily Gazette defends and may print "A Small Lie" to the readers in their reporting?...I do not think so. And I hope not. But this editor seems to portray this in this stance..as this being a "Relatively Small Lie". Definition of LIE intransitive verb 1 : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
2 : to create a false or misleading impression.....I think this was achieved...there is no "Small Lie" definition.

mezz3131
November 13, 2013
10:06 a.m.

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The Gazette lies all the time. It's very well known. They are allowed to write whatever they want. It's called freedom of the press. If they don't know or like the facts of a story, they fill in the blanks. All of a sudden, a lie is no big deal? Geez

wmarincic
November 14, 2013
7:27 a.m.

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I was told that Mr. Mootooveren may not even be a U.S, citizen from someone that would know, where is the Gazette on that. If not, how can he vote and run for office. Until this liar proves his citizenship he should NOT be allowed to take office.

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