September 5, 2012
FACT-CHECKING AS LIES AND SPIN: James Taranto on the “Pinocchio Press.” “The partisan fault-finding directed against Republicans is accompanied by partisan excuse-making for Democrats. . . . One gets a sense of desperation from both the Democrats, who are trying to re-elect a president with a lousy record, and the MSM, who are trying to restore the authority they enjoyed when they aspired to objectivity, or at least pretended convincingly to do so. Obama may yet eke out an ugly victory, but the decline of the MSM’s authority seems inexorable.”
Obama hasn’t accomplished the things he promised, but his presidency certainly has been clarifying.