"Spokes-liar” or “spokesliar” (spokesman/spokesperson + liar) is a term used by those who believe that a spokesperson is making nonsensical, overly subservient points. The “spokes-liar” term is often directed at the White House Press Secretary, the spokesperson for the executive branch of government.
“Spokes-liar” has been cited in print since at least 2000. Other nicknames for a spokesman/spokesperson include “spokes-hack,” “spokeshole,” “spokes-idiot” and “spokes-tool.”
Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
spokes·man noun \ˈspōks-mən\
Definition of SPOKESMAN
: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity
Origin of SPOKESMAN
probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak
First Known Use: 1537
spokes·per·son noun \-ˌpər-sən\
Definition of SPOKESPERSON
First Known Use of SPOKESPERSON
Wikipedia: White House Press Secretary
The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the government administration.
The Press Secretary is responsible for collecting information about actions and events within the president’s administration and issues the administration’s reactions to developments around the world. The Press Secretary interacts with the media, and deals with the White House press corps on a daily basis, generally in a daily press briefing.
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Madeleine Albright mistaken for the cleaning lady !
The name sounds familiar. Is she the Clinton spokesliar who told us “The President has told the truth.”
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2001 14:31:31 -0600
From: “jim davies”
Subject: STOOPID FREAKIN’ BUNGHOLES
The spokesliar’s explanation? We MUST DO SOMETHING, because violent crimes such as rape and murder are becoming far too common. Thats appeasement.
Ethel the Blog
FLEISCHER THE VIGILANT
posted by Steven Baum 11/3/2001 06:35:38 PM
New York Daily News columnist Bill Hutchinson went 9 innings with Ari Fleischer, chief spokesliar for the Regime. It’s good to see that no detail is being overlooked by the Regime in their Holy War on Terrorism.
Compare and contrast (Iraq WMD edition)
Friday, May 30th, 2003
– White House spokesliar Ari Fleischer, in a press briefing today ...
Wed Aug-04-04 02:22 PM
FBI spokesliar just started on CSPAN
house intel committee
what do you want to bet that Sibel Edmonds will NOT be mentioned?
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SCOTT MCCLELLAN THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKES LIAR
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
... has his hat handed to him by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly
Obama’s Mercenary Spokes-Liar
Posted on November 7, 2009 9:09 am by Bill Quick
The Weekly Standard
Chief Obama spokes-liar Robert Gibbs: ...
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