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October 03, 2012


Which Presidential Campaign Lies More?

Time magazine fact checks the presidential campaigns and concludes that "compared with the Obama campaign's, the Romney operation's misstatements are frequently more brazen. But sometimes the most effective lie is the one that is closest to the truth, and Obama's team has often outdone Romney's in the dark art of subtle distortion."

"What explains the factual recklessness of the campaigns? The most obvious answer can be found in the penalties, or lack thereof, for wandering astray. Voters just show less and less interest in punishing those who deceive... As some voters feel a deeper affinity for one side or another in political debates, they have developed a tendency to forgive the home team's fibs."














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