Politics & Government

September 10, 2009 10:47 PM

Calling someone a liar isn't new, but Wilson set a new standard

Until Wednesday night, it was likely that no one had ever called a president of the United States a liar to his face at a speech before a joint session of Congress. The use of unfiltered language has a history of bipartisanship, however, and neither presidents nor high-ranking officials have always gotten a pass.

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