Re: Privacy

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 01 Apr 1999 22:52:18 -0500

Eddie Sullivan wrote:

> I was always taught that in order for something to be a lie three conditions
> must be met...
> a) the statement must be untrue
> b) the purpose of the statement is to deceive
> c) the person it is told to is entitled to the truth
> In the case of the Jews/SS an argument could be made for the fact that the SS
> were simply not entitled to that information. Therefore the statement could be
> considered as something else than unethical lying...

That is the definition of libel, not of lying.

   Michael Lorrey, President
                        Lorrey Systems
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