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By Ezra Klein  |  April 19, 2010; 8:08 AM ET
 
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As the Tea Party or the GOP gains momentum for the November circus I would like to read, not partisan commentary, but a balancing challenge to some of the outlandish claims against this presidency. The absurd railing against a radical politic, the diatribes about socialism and broken promises, the dire warnings about constitutional over-hauls underway etc. ad nauseum must be challenged by the press when facts, rather than opinions, are largely ignored. Denied fuel, air and lubrication the best machinery fails- but that doesn't indicate a design failure of the ideas or theories behind that machinery. Abuse is the problem- and it is the duty of the press to disabuse the public of political deceit before the message somehow becomes fact through repetition. Criticism is one thing but maneuvering through lies and misrepresentation is quite another. When civics is reduced by politics a society simply cannot function. Get with it!

Posted by: alika | April 19, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

I second the motion!

Posted by: hueylong | April 19, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

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