Honesty is a lost art. Facts are for losers. The truth is dead.
Pick one. ” Charles M. Blow (NYTimes 9/1/12)
We are in the home stretch of the Presidential Campaign. The country is pretty evenly split or divided depending on your view. But what is clear is that facts have become irrelevant. With political messages being aerial sprayed like West Nile virus Insecticide both intelligent and stupid people will believe who ever is pandering to their wants and desires.
A propaganda war where the out come is the Mutually Assured Destruction (yes Mad has become a internal not a external “evil empire” battle).
As Charles Blow in the NY Times points out. (9/1/12)
“Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher looked at the fact-checking site PolitiFact’s tallies on Aug. 10 and found that:
“Mitt Romney’s statements have been judged Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire 46 percent of the time, versus only 29 percent for President Obama. In the Pants on Fire category alone, Romney is more than four times as likely to suffer trouser immolation than the president. Nearly 1 in 10 statements by Romney earned flaming slacks, versus 1 out of every 50 for Obama.”
On Friday, PolitiFact still had Romney’s statements as Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire 42 percent of the time, compared with 27 percent of the time for Obama.
Propaganda is one thing; prevarication is another.
There is some degree of mythmaking and truth-stretching in every campaign, but the extent to which Republicans have embraced ignobility in this campaign is astounding. ”
So the question of the day is :
Which Presidential Candidate Do You Believe Lies more often? Take The Poll.