The media should confront politicians about their lies directly, by calling them liars

DAMN STRAIGHT. I stopped watching network news, especially “Meet the Press”, which I used to love, because I couldn’t stand how nobody called out these LIARS.

Progressive Culture | Scholars & Rogues

The United States is in an existential fight for its democratic soul and its American values. Media VIPs should treat lying politicians accordingly.

Jeb Hensarling (image credit: Dallas Morning News)

On my way into work Thursday morning, I listened to an interview of Congressman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas. I counted 11 lies (although several were repeated) in an interview that lasted 3 minutes and 51 seconds, of which half was the interviewer, NPR Morning Edition’sDavid Greene. Friday morning I heard Steve Inskeepinterview Speaker of the House Paul Ryan on the subject of the Trump Tax and I counted at least 10 lies. In both cases, Greene and Inskeep tried to push back against some of the lies with their own information, citing studies that disproved Hensarling’s or Ryan’s bullshit, but both politicians were able to wriggle away by turning the studies into a case of “he said…

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