Stupid Facts

Dan Savage in Blogtown PDX:

Instead of telling us the truth in plain English—you’re being lied to—they tell us that facts took beatings, that “factual shortcuts” were taken, that a statement may have been “factually challenged.” They make it sound like facts did something wrong.

If someone says something verifiably false, the person who said it either knew and lied, or didn’t bother to find out before they spoke, and thinks that’s OK. That should concern you. I mean, people were willing to get on stage at the Republican National Convention last week and say, to a room full of people, things they had to know weren’t true. And people believe them. Or they apologize for them. The whole thing really disturbs me. If Democrats do the same thing, it will concern me just as much.