Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Republican war on fact-checkers

The Republicans progressively have  created a new defense against any idea that demolishes their positions:  Damn the facts, as others know them. Here are the exhibits, as we know them:

Former Bush assistant and Republican strategist  Ron Christie,  dissing  fact-checkers:  "Somebody should check the fact-checkers".

Romney pollster Neil Newhouse: "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers".

Long Island Rep. Peter King, when told by Soledad O'Brien that factcheck.org had shown that President Obama never apologized to a violent enemy in a  European speech, the congressman  responded: "I don't care what fact-check says."

As a matter of fact, that seems to be the chosen course of the entire faltering Romney campaign.

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