Citing the recent incident involving Barack Obama, Scott writes a thoughtful post on smear politics.
FOXNews started an unsubstantiated rumor about Barack Obama. First off, who cares if he went to a muslim school?? Then to make matters worse, they said the “fact” was found by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
It is apparently is false. On both counts.
Stop the hatred, stop being mean. Debate the issues, debate them loudly and with all your heart. But keep it to the facts and leave personal attacks and childish name calling out of it. I’m tired of it.
I’ll repeat what I wrote over there.
Colbert calls it “truthiness” and it is the way politics is done today. The lies are shouted from the rooftops while the corrections are simply whispered. Just wait – next year this time the polls will show a large number of people still believing this to be truth.
It is why so many people choose not to participate in the political process. It is why things are so polarized. Fight fair? Heck, that’s just for suckers, according to the folks doing all the spinning.
There are a few who are willing to tell the truth & let the voters decide. Far too many are not.