31 Aug '12, 6pm

As Romney and Ryan lie with abandon, how should journalists navigate post-truth politics?

The brazen lies of the Romney/Ryan campaign — on full display in Paul Ryan’s spectacularly dishonest speech at the Republican National Convention — have political pundits at a loss. Here’s Kevin Drum : I struggle to describe [the attack on Obama's selectively edited quote "you didn't build that"]. It’s not worse than past attacks, but it is different. In the past, you felt that maybe campaigns were at least a little bit embarrassed about this kind of thing. They’d blame it on someone else. They’d try to produce some lame defense. They’d haul out some fake white paper to give themselves cover. They’d do something . The Romney campaign just doesn’t seem to care. If it works, they use it. It’s like the campaign is being run by cyborgs. I dunno. What’s the right word to describe this? Ooh, ooh, call on me! The right term is “post-truth politics.” What Kevin is struggling to de...

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