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US Judge orders Tobacco companies to admit they lied yet Government Lies all the time!

This is the height of hypocrisy! The Government telling a company to pay for ads admitting to the public it lied. I'd LOVE our Government who gains its power "from the consent of the governed" to start TELLING THE TRUTH!

Major tobacco companies who spent decades denying they lied to the US public about the dangers of cigarettes must spend their own money on a public advertising campaign saying they did lie, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

The ruling sets out what might be the harshest sanction to come out of a historic case that the justice department brought in 1999 accusing the tobacco companies of racketeering.

US district judge Gladys Kessler wrote that the new advertising campaign would be an appropriate counterweight to the companies' "past deception" dating back to at least 1964.