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When candidates lie

2011-11-30 17:03:59.323531+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

When candidates lie, what's a political reporter to do?, in the context of a Mitt Romney ad which quotes Barack Obama speaking about attitudes from John McCain's campaign as though they were Obama's words.

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#Comment Re: made: 2011-12-01 11:33:22.763512+00 by: stevesh

Outrageous. Maybe a more serious example would be Nancy Pelosi, when asked by Steve Kroft about the conflict of interest involved when she and her husband purchased shares in the Visa IPO when credit card industry legislation was going through the House, replying, "It's not true, and that's that." Fact is, it is true and they made a tidy profit. I would have expected the other journalists at the press conference to ask follow up questions on that subject until they pinned her down.