Friday, December 23, 2011

Quote of the Day

"If Mr. Romney is in fact the Republican presidential nominee, he will make wildly false claims about Mr. Obama and, occasionally, get some flack for doing so. But news organizations will compensate by treating it as a comparable offense when, say, the president misstates the income share of the top 1 percent by a percentage point or two. The end result will be no real penalty for running an utterly fraudulent campaign. As I said, welcome to post-truth politics." -- New York Times columnist and Nobel prize laureate Paul Krugman in today's NYT.

To listen to slippery one percenter Willard "Mittens" Romney is to listen to non-stop falsehoods about the President, his record, and his policies. In a quest for "balance" when discussing Mittens' huge whoppers, the media will scrounge up minor slips by the President, and present it as a "both sides do it" exercise in false equivalence. Just wait and see.

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