It is telling that so many people who claim to be speaking on the side of Truth, Justice, and the American Way of Journalism have consistently focused their outrage-o-meters at individual townhall attendees, political broadcast entertainers, and the lesser lights of a lame (if resurgent-by-default) opposition party, while letting walk nearly fact-check-free the non-irrelevant occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. If calling out lies and misrepresentations about a significant policy proposal is such pressing journalistic business—and it should be!—you'd think the watchdogs might start with the guy doing the proposing.I have to admit that I sometimes hope for a media bailout so more people will realize that they're government stooges and propagandists.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Reason Magazine: Obama's Lies Matter, Too:
Posted by dsm at 4:11 PM