[Ads-l] slander

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 26 13:23:15 UTC 2015

'To exploit cynically in words; insult through verbal cynicism.'

Probably another ex. of the best word that would fit into a headline.

Since the plaque claims to honor soldiers, it can't be "slanderous":

Trump's Lies Slander Civil War Dead

...The New York Times reports that the outspoken Republican candidate’s
golf course on Lowes Island, along the Potomac River in Virginia includes a
historical marker that notes the following: “Many great American soldiers,
both of the North and South, died
at this spot ... The casualties were so great that the water turned red and
thus became known as ‘The River of Blood.’” No date is given on the marker
as to when this engagement took place. No military units or commanding
officers are identified because, according to local historians, there is no
evidence that anyone was killed in military combat at this spot during the
Civil War.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

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