Rachel Maddow’s Blog brings up an interesting point, in light of recent Romney statements (including an attack ad) that, using the most charitable interpretation, misrepresent the truth entirely. What can be done about these ads? Is this defamation? I have to think that actual malice is pretty easily shown here. One of these ads (the early voting one) is pretty much the exact opposite of the truth. This can also be compared to what Harry Reid has been doing regarding Romney’s taxes. I have to think he’s showing some reckless disregard as to the truth…although it’s entirely possible that the truth is his defense, seeing as the Romney camp is completely disinterested in proving him wrong.
I was really disheartened to see the story about the welfare ad aired on CBS news this morning as if each candidate had a legitimate viewpoint, rather than actually exposing the lies as they are. I find today’s political climate wholly depressing if candidates can get away with this kind of behavior. If anyone can just go on TV, make stuff up, and have mainstream media present it as fact, is our system beyond repair?