Tuesday, September 11, 2012


I just got through chuckling up a storm over an article on Huffington post pointing out that reporters are finally doing their job with the help of bloggers and twitter to expose Rethug liars for the haughty, arrogant disemblers they are. Read the article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ari-melber/why-fact-checking-is-goin_b_1870999.html?utm_hp_ref=media

Here's a juicy little quote from the article: "Faced with nearly unanimous rebukes for its welfare attack, the Romney campaign doubled down, making several more ads with the same claim. Then, its pollster flatly told the press that the campaign would not have its strategy "dictated by fact checkers." That gambit -- call it honesty about dishonesty or "cynical postmodernism" -- may have taunted some reporters into even more assertive truth-squading. According to one source familiar with the White House's thinking, Team Romney's strategic mistake was not the lying, but offending the press.

For its part, the Obama campaign is now invested in veracity as a core attack. The president has plenty of impact over what issues are newsworthy, and his campaign is arguing that spin, lies and exaggerations show that the Romney-Ryan ticket can't be trusted."

Liars get so arrogant that they do a lot of dumb things, and getting the press mad at you is a classic example. People like me can blog our hearts out and be dismissed as cranks, but not well-known and respected reporters who tell it like it is and back it up with references to easily checked sources.

The obvious lesson: before you tell a lie, better check to see what's readily available on that pesky internet, etc.

I think it's time to have a toast to celebrate!

How sweet it is!

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