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(Guardian)   It is a sad state of affairs when a Presidential candidate tells so many lies the press corps can't keep up   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 19
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2012-06-28 01:08:43 PM
3 votes:
Mitt lies constantly, keeps getting debunked, and keeps repeating the same lies. This works because a significant portion of the mainstream media doesn't bother calling out lies. They want to be "balanced". It still works even if they do because Republicans have successfully created their own massive propaganda spewing media conglomerate and convinced people that any other media outlets are liberal bullshiat.

Conservatives and the media they consume have no basis in truth. It doesn't matter. So many of these people simply ignore other news sources. They have their own made up "facts" that are substituted for reality whenever the GOP wants.

/You are entitled to your own opinions. You are not entitled to your own facts
2012-06-28 04:01:16 PM
2 votes:
It's the cynical age of American politics. Democracy depends on a well-informed populace, so if the voting public at large chooses to be ignorant, politicians can and will say whatever the hell the want to with very few repercussions. In such an environment, sound bytes trump truth and can even cover for bad policy. This isn't helped any by the media, who are so concerned with balance that they're afraid to police statements and initiatives lest they be accused of bias in striving for the truth. So it comes down to neutered reporting of what politicians say, and they'll say whatever they can get away with. Which, in today's world, is damn near anything.

And why wouldn't they? With so little accountability to rein them in, they'd be fools not to.
2012-06-28 10:22:34 AM
2 votes:
He only lies so much because telling the truth would leave him with nothing to talk about.
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2012-06-28 09:55:15 AM
2 votes:
That is pretty much the whole right these days. Nothing unique to Romney.
2012-06-28 09:53:35 AM
2 votes:
Mitt only lies this much because he's a horrible person.
2012-06-28 09:39:25 AM
2 votes:
If there was really a 'liberal media conspiracy,' this would be front and center on a daily basis.
2012-06-29 12:59:08 AM
1 votes:
Romney lies because he genuinely believes it's ok to lie
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Romney routine lying -- His Big Lie strategy
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2012-06-28 03:06:29 PM
1 votes:

Lord_Baull: Frau Schadenfreude: If there was really a 'liberal media conspiracy,' this would be front and center on a daily basis.

This.


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2012-06-28 03:05:13 PM
1 votes:

Frau Schadenfreude: If there was really a 'liberal media conspiracy,' this would be front and center on a daily basis.


This.
2012-06-28 02:21:35 PM
1 votes:

T-Servo: Even if he mostly lied to Hillary, I think part of the 'truth is optional' politics in the US started in the 90s.


I have always said that we have no idea if he ever lied to Hillary. They could very well have/had an open marriage or an agreement about such things. They wouldn't be the first or the last to have done it that way.

And it really is/was none of our business, since it didn't affect him being a very capable, and good, President.
2012-06-28 01:38:12 PM
1 votes:
2012-06-28 01:29:34 PM
1 votes:

T-Servo: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x287]

Even if he mostly lied to Hillary, I think part of the 'truth is optional' politics in the US started in the 90s. I thought back then the GOP would take advantage of it, and sure enough in came Gingrich and FauxNews. After the invasion of Iraq and "torture isn't torture" policies of Bush/Cheney, it's pretty tough to go back.

/I mean, at least Mitt hasn't killed thousands of people lately, so he can't be that bad


You believe that lying in politics started with President Clinton?


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2012-06-28 01:07:29 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: How can you lie when you've never had a solid opinion on anything?

/quantum f*ckwit


It's not Romney's fault he has a multiprocessor core. His core-1 say "No, no, no!" but you know his core-2 says "Yes!"
2012-06-28 12:58:00 PM
1 votes:
Romney just gave a press conference saying "it was bad policy yesterday"... "Obamacare was bad law yesterday"...

Wasn't it called Romneycare if you go back enough yesterdays?

Here's Romney on Romneycare.

"How do you insure the 45 or 50 million Americans not on the books?"

ROMNEY: "Well, that's what we did in Massachusetts. That is: we put together an exchange. The President's copying that idea, I'm glad to hear that."

Romney was for himself before he was against himself.

Romney in 2006, same link:

ROMNEY: "The Republican approach is to say: you know what? Everybody should have insurance, they should pay. It's the Republican way of solving the problem which we face as a nation."

And in 2007...

ROMNEY: "Every single stump speech that I can think of, every single one of my (we call them) Ask Me Anything Town Halls, I talk about my healthcare plan. Which is a way to get people in this country insured."

On Ask The Press in 2007, when asked about mandates in healthcare:

ROMNEY: "I think it's a terrific idea... those that followed the path that we pursued will find it's the best pass. And we'll end up with a nation that's taken a mandate approach."
2012-06-28 12:50:44 PM
1 votes:

SphericalTime: Lando Lincoln: But we should totally vote for him. Because zerobama and socialism.

And both sides are the same. Don't forget that part. It's the lynchpin of the whole thing.



We MUST give equal time to the guy telling a bold-faced lie and the guy who is telling the truth.

/Fair is fair
2012-06-28 12:33:09 PM
1 votes:
Can't? More like won't.
2012-06-28 12:30:46 PM
1 votes:

Lando Lincoln: But we should totally vote for him. Because zerobama and socialism.


And both sides are the same. Don't forget that part. It's the lynchpin of the whole thing.
2012-06-28 10:54:24 AM
1 votes:
I've been following closely ever since the primaries... the amount of lying Romney did before was what you'd expect from a politician, the amount he's done since Santorum dropped out has been exponentially worse. Like, there-just-might-be-something-wrong-with-his-wiring type of bad. Like "I can't see how this won't come crashing back down on him" bad. I'm glad it's finally getting some coverage....
2012-06-28 09:56:35 AM
1 votes:
Well, the debates should be fun.
 
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