Here is something they said:
"LyingWHAT IS IT? Saying something false to someone who is entitledto know the truth. Lying can include misrepresenting or distortingfacts in order to mislead a person, omitting key information to deceivesomeone, and exaggerating the truth in order to give a falseimpression."
Notice the loophole!
Lying, according to them, is saying something false TO SOMEONE WHO IS ENTITLED TO KNOW THE TRUTH!
Meaning, EACH PERSON CAN DECIDE THAT THE OTHER IS NOT ENTITLED TO THE TRUTH AND LIE WITHOUT CONSEQUENCES!
I guess the 8 million JW's are not considered by the Governing Body to be "deserving" of the truth!