|Thank Goodness For BS Detectors|
"Fact Checkers Working Overtime: Top Whoppers from the GOP Debate",
Here's how this one starts out: "For a policy reporter -- or an engaged citizen with a reasonably sensitive BS detector -- watching presidential debates can be strenuous mental exercise. Falsehoods, exaggerations and arguments so flawed that, as one of Marco Rubio’s philosophy majors might put it, they are “not even wrong,” fly by so quickly that if you react to them all, it’s like trying to watch the debate in a house with a malfunctioning fire alarm."
Ain't that the truth? It can be an unrealistic challenge for many - trying to keep up with politicians when they're campaigning. Hence the difference between a campaign promise and a promise. For some stupid reason we don't hold our politicians to their campaign promises yet we take great offense when a friend to neighbor doesn't fulfill a promise. Go figure.
In addition, it seems most politicians will do or say anything, anything at all, with no regard for accuracy or accountability. It can be very difficult for many to sort through all the crap to discover actual truths and it also seems that the higher the office the worse it is. A Presidential run brings it to the max.
Thank goodness for those that dig into what is said to separate fact from BS for us.