Sunday, August 19, 2012

* of the more depressing parts of the... of the more depressing parts of the job of being a political reporter is watching an audience fully absorb a blatant and knowing lie. Which is, of course, what this is....

"I want you to know I heard something the other day that really surprised me... What I heard is that the president is taking the work requirement out of welfare. (Boos.) Yeah. We value work, our society which celebrates hard work, we look to a government to make it easier for jobs to be created and people to go to work. We do not look for a government that tries to find ways to provide for people who are not willing to work. And so I'm gonna put work back into welfare and make sure able-bodied people can get jobs."

At stop after stop, in ad after ad, Romney just keeps using it. How can this be possible?

Mark Twain said that there were "lies, damned lies and statistics."

Somehow the mainstream media has completely failed to report on Willard, AKA Mitt Romney, repeat "statistician."

It just doesn't seem to matter when a lie is told over and over to audiences who never knew that it was a lie.

And because the media is too lazy to refute a lie every time it's told, never will.
What to Do With Political Lies
Fact-checkers are no longer enough: If lies are going to be repeated, the truth needs to be, too.
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