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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Lies and lying liars update

Today's Salon features a story about the McCain campaign's alleged letter-to-the-editor ghostwriting operation, in two parts (click here and here.) Let's hope other reporters look into these incredible claims of bogus letters intended for publication in local newspapers, and confirm or debunk them. And if it is true, let's hope the word is spread far and wide. To their credit, most Americans don't like liars, nor campaigns based on lies--but the lies have to be exposed again and again for the message to sink in. Isn't strange how easy it is to make someone believe a lie, but how hard to make someone unbelieve it?

(With thanks to PK for alerting me to this story.)

Financial fiasco fallout. Seems to be falling Obama's way: Latest polls show him opening up a widening lead.

20,000 mark. This blog is also becoming increasingly popular, with another milestone reached today, 20,000 unique visitors since April. Thanks again to all readers, old and new.

Bailout satire. Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you... (read the rest here.)

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