Lying in politics is not new. The great extent of lying we are seeing in 2012 is.
From Paul Krugman's blog, the Conscience of a Liberal today.
Krugman's comments about the role of the national media in its refusal to confront liars like Paul Ryan are on target. Some of the journalists are clueless or embarrassed by missing this aspect of Ryan's character over his many years in Washington.
On the other hand, today's Sunday morning press shows talked about the pervasiveness of lying, and CBS News had an Obama staffer who addressed Ryan's speech:
See CBS' Fact-checking 6 claims in Paul Ryan's convention speech to the RNC.
I am listening now to C-Span's live telecast of VP Biden's political speech in Wisconsin. He, too, is attacking head-on the lying from the GOP ticket leaders.
Hope they will keep shining the light on exaggerating, pre-varificating, and out-and-out lying going on in this election campaign.