Wednesday, October 10, 2012

and that's the truth

is there such a thing as objective truth anymore? 2 + 2 = 4, right?  it's not about perspective, it's about fact.  both the republicans AND the democrats have become so good at manipulating the truth that few believe anything they hear as unvarnished truth.  when the labor department came out with their monthly numbers and revealed that for the first time in 3.5 years, unemployment had dropped below 8%, the figures were immediately jumped on and the obama administration was accused of somehow fixing the numbers.

today the u.s. anti-doping agency came out with a report of 100 + pages that put the final nails in lance armstrong's cycling coffin.  this is a controversy close to me because i live in the hometown of armstrong, and the HQ of his foundation, livestrong.  so i'm listening to the local news (something i usually avoid) and they have a reporter go to the foundation and interview the exec director.  and the ED says "well, they have their perspective and we have ours".  not everything is a perspective!! some things are simply true.

and the debate last week?  fact checkers have never been so busy.  tomorrow night we see biden and ryan.  the latter was so inaccurate during his convention speech that it was the headliner for days.

unfortunately, there are few consequences these days for lying.

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