Wednesday, August 29, 2012
A Campaign Based On Lies Upsets The NYT Editors
American's expect that politicians will shade the truth during a campaign. Newspapers, like the NYT, usually refrain from calling the half truths lies. Last nights GOP nomination program was so full of big lies that the NYT was compelled to call them out. This editorial describes the most egregious lies. They won't seem like lies to many Republicans because they believe what they want to believe. The big question is whether independents will vote for a political party that is dependent on lying to the public. The other question is whether the media will have the courage to better inform the public.