Umm... no. He claims it was an "over exaggeration" but it was, in fact, a lie. A lie that could have potentially damaged a country's reputation (one that already has trouble with tourism) and one that hid his illegal activities (vandalism).
I'm also not sure what "trouble" you're referring to as nothing has happened to him yet and I wouldn't be surprised if nothing does happen in the end. White male athletes... you know how it goes.
Anyway, intentionally downplaying one of your examples lets your intense bias show. Maybe try to be more impartial next time if you want thoughtful answers.
Did I say it was worse? I'm saying don't dismiss it. Perhaps the question should be "why do privileged people or people of status get away with things?" Dismissing one person's crimes as "pranks" isn't helping the ACTUAL problem, it's perpetuating it
This is nothing more than a hate baiting question. Comparing Lochte to Clinton is the equivalent of comparing apples to watermelons.
It should be noted that in spite of the countless investigations and millions of dollars spent, no one has yet been able to charge Hillary with any crime. I think you would be hard pressed to find any politician who hasn't lied about a myriad of things.
To my knowledge Lochte is not in trouble. He was not investigated by the FBI or sat through 11 hours of testimony in front of the U.S. senate or had a government spend over $2 million dollars of tax payers money investigating him...etc Lochte offended the people of Rio who depend on tourist dollars. They were the world's host of the Olympics and it would be a major embarrassment for them if Olympic athletes were robbed at gun point by corrupt police officers. The Rio government was well within their rights to conduct a thorough investigation to verify the story and catch the robbers. Lochte had no reason to drag the reputation of the country down any further. Having said that I doubt he'll come anywhere close to going through two years of on going news reports as Hillary has endured. Truth be told these stories are like comparing apples to oranges!
Your right in your 1st paragraph. He didn't lie nearly as much as Hillary did. But he is in trouble and the media is making a big deal out of it. He didn't do anything nearly as wrong as her. But she gets away with it. He is losing a lot.
Actually, DS, comparing Hillary to Lochte is like comparing apples (Hillary) to stinkbugs (Lochte). He was there as the guest of the Brazilian govt. and betrayed their trust in a drunken act of vandalism and then lied.
It is very simple. Hillary is a politician and we are used to politicians lying and deceiving us. The Olympics is one of those things that still has a pure noble feeling to it. So when there is lying and cheating in the Olympics we are more offended.
"Why does Lochte get in so much trouble for a little lie and nothing is done to Donald?" Hillary has faced several special government panels in order to accuse her of lying. She has not been indicted because there is no legal reason to prosecute her.
You are under the incorrect assumption that Clinton is lying in the same fashion as Lockte; as far as I know there isn't any hard evidence she has; but, given she is a politician, I suppose she has acted like every other one of them when dealing with the truth.
Lockte is in trouble because he caused great harm to the reputation of both the United States and Brazil.
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