At first I didn't think we needed another person chiming in on Mitt Romney's remarkably clueless comments dissing 47% of the country he wants to lead speak for themselves. But when I thought more about this, I felt I needed to connect these offensive remarks to what I see in Minneapolis, and my own life.
Considering that facts are always true, it's surprising how often they can deceive us. That's why all the fighting between the presidential campaigns over the facts and whether they're being manipulated to mislead is much, much more than just petty politics. Thankfully, at least for the moment, we've come light-years from being trapped in a fiction that "fair and balanced" is the best way to cover all the serious issues of the day. Sometimes there is a right answer, and we need people in the media to have the courage to call some balls and strikes as our leaders and those around them are throwing fastballs and curves at us.