“I’m in no danger to pull a gun on anybody. I’ve never been accused of it. Nobody has ever accused me of pulling any weapon on them.”
….said O.J. Simpson at his parole hearing.
Brilliant! One simply cannot make a more deceitful statement–literally true, designed to deceive, leading listeners to a false conclusion if they don’t parse the words with care.
Yes, this surpasses Bill Clinton’s deceit classic, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” (Oral sex isn’t “sexual relations” in Bill’s view, so he wasn’t lying. Right.) Bill only was deceiving in one respect. O.J. pulls a hat trick:
1. “I’m in no danger to pull a gun on anybody.”
True! The Juice’s weapons of choice are big knives.
2. “I’ve never been accused of it.”
Also true. O.J. has been accused of murder, but not of pulling guns on people.
3. “Nobody has ever accused me of pulling any weapon on them.”
That’s indisputable fact. Nicole and Ron could and would have accused him of pulling a knife on them, if they had survived the attack.