Those that resort to slander essentially admit they’ve got nothing on their target that’s serious enough to raise an eyebrow.
That’s really saying something. Think about it. We’re all so flawed. It’s high praise to have your actual flaws produce yawns, sans embellishments.
The problem with those embellishments is always the same; there’s usually one (and sometimes thousands) of “four corners” documents that – when produced – belie lies without the target having to say a word. The documents can be 1040′s, 1099′s or 990′s. Or deeds. Or Social Security earnings statements. Or cancelled checks. Or email exchanges. Or phone records. Or police reports. Or medical records.
With Mothers Day approaching, it seemed fitting to publicly warn a few mothers (in the street sense) that flattery – in the form of slander – isn’t a hit and run done deal. It’s self-renewing. Every time a lie is retold, it’s refreshed.
So – character assassin punks – do you feel lucky?
Wanta bet your reputation – and your life savings – that your target’s to-do list will never get short enough to put “sue the mother” on it?