In conclusion, Jay Rosen argued yesterday that Romney and his team appear to be running a "post-truth" campaign, working under the assumption that the media isn't equipped to report the lies. It's a story that's "too big to tell." At some point the Press in the US decided that the way to report a story without bias was to put a microphone under the nose of the person willing to make the most extreme statement they could find on a subject. Then find the person who disagreed most with the statement and stick the microphone under their nose. There is virtually no effort on the part of the Press to make sure that the issues they cover are even important. There is even less effort to do any research to find out if either or both of the positions stated by their extremists are accurate or pure lies. The Press seems to avoid, at all costs, finding out if there are other views that may fall in between the two extremes. In fact, they like to use the phrase "both sides" as if there can only be two possible views on every issue. It is that environment that allows politicians to simply make up anything they want voters to believe and spew it into the Press' waiting microphones. The capacity for repetition rather than alignment with the facts seems to be the primary criteria for determining who will win the election.
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