Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pants on Fire

The difference between the blogosphere and mainstream media is at times a large one. One of the big gulfs is when it comes to public figures lying. Bloggers don't hesitate to call pols on it. The MSM tends to gloss it over or bury it in their story. That may be changing.

"We were trying so hard to be impartial we fell down on our responsibility to blow our whistle when they were saying something false," [Adair] says. There had to be a better way to prevent falsehoods from getting out there and sticking, he says. Hence PolitiFact.

About time. We need to hold politicians accountable. They're our representatives.

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