More on that “litany of falsehoods” being claimed in the surface media

“It has now become an accepted fact by the mainstream press that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are engaged in a campaign of, to put it charitably, untruths.”

“But most of the allegations of lying don’t hold up well to closer examination. Worse, some of the media complaints about the campaign’s veracity are themselves based on factual mistakes.”

Fact checking is, in itself, becoming a story and an issue. John Merline asks Are the Media Telling the Truth About Romney’s “Lies”? and gets into the background.

There is a convenience in just labeling the opposition a ‘lying machine’ but that really doesn’t do much for anything except personal comfort. It is a denial based on a logical fallacy. That is not a healthy approach for anything.

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