Though federal and state officials claim to be "forward leaning" in their response to the oil leak, is total and absolute transparency the order of the day? Or is PR serving to pull the wool over the eyes of a confused public?
An evaluation of the record thus far suggests that even this limited attempt to test the accuracy of claims made on This Week has focused largely on trivial points and ignored more substantive and controversial arguments.
This weekend's Palin and ABC News stories -- lies and layoffs, respectively -- remind us that the sources of our shared facts are all but gone. And who wins as a result? Those who would seek to create lies to further political goals.