When it comes to the elderly and their Social Security benefits, President Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney don't just sound "similar," as Obama put it in their first debate. They sound identical.
The problem now is that we've labelled lies as something else. They are no longer lies, not even mistakes or errors or just plain wrong. They are now post-truths. Instead, media reporting takes the form of "he said, she said" dueling quotations.
Mitt's "will the United States be an entitlement society or an opportunity society?" is vapid and misleading. Not just a false choice, but an illogical one, like saying "we must decide whether to grow food or eat food."