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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?



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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.

to see the accompanying video:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/07/paul-krugman-media-debate-reaction_n_1946360.html




by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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Paul Krugman talking about lies...bouncing

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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Terrible trait.....

Quoting nb34:

Romney has one amazing ability, he can lie with a straight face over and over and over again.

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Whaaaaaa....O.o
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:57 PM
Siiiigh
tweety101149
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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People who value honesty should not be voting period.   Politicians and honesty are oxymorans for the most part.   Very few polticians are honest.  So I guess it depends on which one is bigger liar, or can you live with the lies that are told by any of the politicians. 

butterfly on headlynda  




lga1965
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:03 PM

 

 

Lizardannie1966
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Precisely!

Quoting tweety101149:

People who value honesty should not be voting period.   Politicians and honesty are oxymorans for the most part.   Very few polticians are honest.  So I guess it depends on which one is bigger liar, or can you live with the lies that are told by any of the politicians. 


Carpy
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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Change that heading to Obama.

And Paul Krugman is such a nut, I find it hard to even think of torturing myself by reading what he writes or listening to him speak.

toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Wow.

You've got some mighty long arms. 

(Had to reach far for that one.)

tweety101149
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM


Quoting Carpy:

Change that heading to Obama.

And Paul Krugman is such a nut, I find it hard to even think of torturing myself by reading what he writes or listening to him speak.


So, you would rather torture yourself reading the lies of Republican politicians..and pundits. Listening to Ann Coulter.. makes me sick to my stomach., more than any other.., I would rather torture myself reading or listening to Glenn Bleck, or Rush Limbaugh.

butterfly on headlynda  




Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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Behavior of that manner normally (and rightfully) would be the fastest way to lose a debate. I'm astounded right along with you.

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.

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