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Entries by Marty Kaplan from 09/2010

In Politics, Two Negatives Don't Make a Positive

| Posted 09.13.2010 | Politics

The loser in the lead-up to November is any political figure who believes that Americans truly are sick and tired of negative campaigning and bitter partisanship, which is what Americans always say, but which usually results in winning elections.

The Scary Staleness of Truth Telling

| Posted 09.27.2010 | Media

NPR's Linda Wertheimer recently discussed a decision that political reporters have to make: How many times can you (politely) say that Candidate X lied today, when Candidate X lies every day, and so do Candidates A through Z?