Monday, November 23, 2009

Who Needs Facts When No One Calls You On Your Lies?

As David Sirota repeats, the current health care bills would REDUCE the deficit over time. This clearly isn't important to anyone in the press, who have allowed opponents of the bill to endlessly grandstand on how health care reform would increase the deficit without bothering to point out that it isn't the case.

Journalism isn't just transcribing what "both sides" say about an issue, it's also doing basic research to see if anyone is constantly lying to you. Or not.

Hey look! David Broader wrote a dishonest column about the cost of the bill! A while he probably should have used some facts to back up his points, there was a decent chance they could have been partisan and poisoned our discourse. Can't have that!

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