A social media challenge to come clean about well-known fibs wound up fragging political types across the ideological spectrum.
As he does most nights, talk show host Chris Hardwick put "@Midnight " fans to the test Thursday by proposing everyone own up to the mundane falsehoods that have become part of the fabric of modern life.
Today is Tell A Lie Day so tonight we're playing #LiesEveryoneTells! Come clean and be sure to tag @midnight to keep the game going! — @midnight (@midnight) April 3, 2015
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., who seemed to get a kick out of the assignment, used the opportunity to unburden himself of creepy tendencies.
I've never looked you up on @google...or @LinkedIn...or @HingeApp, I swear. #LiesEveryoneTells — Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) April 3, 2015
Others elected to lash out rather than look inward.
President Barack Obama, naturally, got some grief.
#LiesEveryoneTells "If you like your Doctor, you can keep your Doctor." — Draft Dennis (@draftdennis) April 3, 2015
President George W. Bush got called out for jumping the gun.
'Mission Accomplished' #LiesEveryoneTells pic.twitter.com/ggsEi1W3Zs — Adam Smith (@Millennial_) April 3, 2015
Several chose to review President Bill Clinton’s greatest hits.
I did not have sexual relations with that woman #LiesEveryoneTells @midnight — Andrew Brown (@ABrownieZZ) April 3, 2015
Some took aim at presumed 2016 presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton.
#LiesEveryoneTells Like Hillary does every time she talks? #Benghazi YouTube Video. I never used my personal Email for Classified intel — Snipr (@SniprFire1) April 3, 2015
While others laughed off government in general.
#VotingMatters #LiesEveryoneTells pic.twitter.com/w4lb2hJ57R — DD 163 (@DD_163) April 3, 2015
Isn’t it fun when we all play together?