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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Politicians and their stenographers

I'm going to stop using the word "journalist" soon.

Romney dishonesty enabled by artificial reality

EJ Dionne, columnist for the Washington Post and author of "Our Divided Political Heart," talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge facing the media in dealing with politicians like Mitt Romney who employ the context of an artificial reality to lie with impunity.

And if any mainstream media stenographer does report this s/he will search for a case of someone on the left - regardless of how obscure and unconnected that person may be - to show "balance" and say "see, both sides lie - now go back to sleep." Keep in mind this means ignoring the Obama Administration claims that all military age males they kill in are all "militants." 

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