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People who value honesty should not be voting for Mitt Romney. The fact that people will still vote for him speaks volumes about them.

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When did we, as a culture, become so accepting of lies?


Paul Krugman Blasts Media Over Presidential Debate: Press Can't 'Handle Flat-Out Untruths' (VIDEO)

Paul Krugman hammered the media over its handling of the first presidential debate, specifically what he said was its failure to fact-check Mitt Romney.

President Obama's performance on Wednesday dominated the roundtable discussion on ABC News' "This Week" Sunday. Instead of piling criticism on Obama like other pundits, however, Krugman took aim at factual inaccuracies made by Romney during the debate. Watch his remarks at the 6:39 mark in the clip above.

"I don’t know whether to blame Lehrer or the president but it was kind of amazing cause Romney was not only saying things that are not true, he was saying things that his own campaign had previously said weren’t true," he said.

The Nobel Prize-winning economist alleged that Romney displayed "contempt" for the press and assumed that "the news media will not cover me on this. As long as I say it forcefully, they'll say I won."

"Oh, so you’re saying the press is against Obama now?” panelist Mary Matalin asked in disbelief.

“The press just doesn’t know how to handle flat-out untruths," he said.

Other members of the roundtable objected. James Carville said that Obama could have confronted Romney "on any number of issues" during the debate, while Peggy Noonan insisted that it was "the president's job" to correct Romney's inaccuracies. Jonathan Karl claimed that Obama was also "loose with the facts."

"No, those were minor compared with Romney’s," Krugman said, when Karl gave specific examples.

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by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM
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This post is a joke, right?

To call Mr. Obama a liar would be kind.....

He is a scummy person.


by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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Quoting TB78:

I believe that the lying has been going on for decades! That's why it's called "Mudslinging"

Mudslinging is not the same as out right lying.

Mudslinging is calling someone who is Pro-Choice pro-abortion. Sure it is still a lie but it's the message they are trying to convey through that lie when they say it-An exaggeration. (At least I hope) They understand no one is actually pro-abortion.

However, an out right lie is completely different. If Romney says that half of the Green Companies that got stimulus money failed when in fact only 3 of nearly 3 dozen have failed it is an out right lie. Not an exaggeration as the one above but a complete lie.

Lying is not the same as mudslinging.

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by AllieCat on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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Quoting mustbeGRACE:

This post is a joke, right?

To call Mr. Obama a liar would be kind.....

He is a scummy person.


You certainly like to stomp your feet.

Don't they hurt?

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by Bronze Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:42 PM
Still voting romneh
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by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM
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 I agree.

But it seems there are so many people who like "smart asses" and behave in a smart ass kind of way and think they are proving something. I don't respect "smart asses". I respect polite and restrained, quietly strong  kind of men. Obama showed restraint and control. Romney went over the line with his attitude. Arrogance and "smartass" doesn't impress me, it doesn't show strength ....its juvenile.

Quoting FromAtoZ:

I can see why some are saying they feel the President should have been more forceful with Romney, calling him on the carpet, so to speak.  But I can also see why the President did not do this.

Winning the debate by being 'forceful' and rude, not to mention unprofessional, astounds me.  I don't care who was involved in the debate.

Being a smart ass does not always equal being as smart as you want people to believe you are.  Now, Romney is an intelligent man but he appeared less than with throwing around the attitude and fluffing his feathers rather than acting with some decorum, professionalism and candor.

Seems many people don't care about those things in a person.  That's cool.  That is on them, their choice.  I differ with those opinions.


by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 4:24 PM
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Probably around the same time we became content with simply calling ourselves exceptional without having to actually sacrifice and work for it. 

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 4:39 PM
3 moms liked this the words coming from the Pot.

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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The fact that people will vote again for Obama shows they haven't learned a damn thing in the last four years or they are among the 47% who don't pay income tax!
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by Whoopie on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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Hasn't MR retracted his statement re the 47%, claiming it was not true?
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by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 5:43 PM
Those damn poor people, old people and military people only bring the country down. We should go back to land requirements so only the right kind of people can vote. Is that what we should do?
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