The double standard for truth-telling by politicians on the Left and the Right has become so ubiquitous that everyone just accepts it as standard operating procedure. Democrats may stretch the truth from time to time, and, like anybody in a debate, select facts and data that support their argument while underemphasizing those that don’t; but Republicans blatantly lie constantly. Yet while the Democrat will be hammered in the media for a slightly skewed assertion, the Republican’s outright fabrication will go unchallenged. This dynamic has again played out with some ads being pulled for “falsifying facts”, while others are allowed to continue to run, despite complaints that they distorted reality.
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