Finally, a journalist doing his or her job. Thank you Soledad.
The claim that President Obama “believes in government handouts and dependency by waiving the work requirement for welfare,” as Mr. Santorum postulated tonight during his RNC speech, has been written about and debated at length. In fact, it has been denounced as FALSE by numerous non-partisan fact checkers.
Yet, the GOP is banking on the idea that the more a statement is repeated, regardless of its merit, it eventually becomes fact. My favorite response from a member of the Romney team is pollster Neil Newhouse. In response to the fact-check reports, he said, “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” Yes, please don’t let the truth get in the way.
MItt Romney Campaign Attacks Military Cuts Paul Ryan Supported
“Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign released an attack Thursday criticizing President Barack Obama for military budget cuts that Romney’s running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) voted for and helped write.”
Health Experts Dismiss Assertions on Rape
“There are no words for this — it is just nuts,” said Dr. Michael Greene, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology at Harvard Medical School.