There has been a surprising trend of outright calling a lie a lie when told by politicians in this leg of the campaign. Hopefully this trend continues as the DNC begins this week, as we’re sure to hear as many distortions, half-truths and outright lies coming from the other side of the aisle as well. That’s not false equivalence, that’s just based on several lies that SuperPACs have pushed from the Obama campaign, such as one that Mitt Romney was somehow responsible for someone’s death. The idea that somehow SuperPACs are anything but tangentially separate from the campaign is a laughable lie as well, but that’s another article for another day.
The sad truth is that politicians lie, and it is the duty of journalists to inform the public when they are lying.
A good read. Normally I don’t get political on this blog, except for the occasional GOP bashing, but this is well worth your time.