Comment: Is a half-truth a lie?

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Is a half-truth a lie?

This is being circulated now as if this JUST happened, (In the darkest hour, in the aftermath of Sandy) and the story is MONTHS old.
That feels like "truth" to you? If so, I understand, we live in a very twisted time. But it is not truth. It is meant to deceive.

This is the article that got my posting privileges revoked: