A note from the Spokesman-Review editorial board in the paper today decries the "Idiocracy" of America when it comes to voters being swayed by misleading political claims and advertisements. The board says that political action committees, the candidates, and even the voters are to blame. They were kind enough to provide three web sites so voters can look up facts for themselves. It's great to have someplace to look these things up. But where did voters used to go when they wanted the truth? Who's job was it to call the perpetrators on their prevarications and the quibbling? Funny, though, there was no mention of the press's involvement or, should I say, lack thereof.
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