The Devil is always in the Details

Mitt Romney is now on the campaign trail, and pretty much the MSM will just show clips of him saying what he says with no attempt at analysis or fact-checking. That would look partisan and would take effort, and it’s much more fun to party at the correspondent’s dinner. Thankfully, there are excellent journalists still at work in America, including David Corn of Mother Jones, who does a great job of dismantling Romney’s claim that under Obama the government will control half of the economy. It’s important to pay attention to this stuff, cause we’re gonna hear the lies repeated (and go unchallenged by the media outlets that show them) every hour and every day between now and the election in November. Would be nice to have an honest election based on choosing between differing visions of America and how to deal with the same set of facts. Would be nice, but that has never been how politics is played in America, or probably anywhere.

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About JP

We're two guys who met in college, in 1980. We've stayed in touch, and like to talk politics, current events, music and religion. JP is nore liberal than Sid, but not in every way. We figure that dialogue stimulates ideas, moderates perspective, and is in general friendly. These are things we need badly in these dangerous times. The blog name is taken from a song by Bruce Cockburn.
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