Hilzoy at Washington Monthly examines fact vs. speech in the case of Gov. Palin last night and sums it up thusly:
Whether or not Sarah Palin’s engaging personality matters more than the fact that she tells lies depends a lot on the media, and whether they allow her to say that she opposed the Bridge to Nowhere, or that Obama has never authored a major law or reform, without calling her on it. I hope they do. But I’m not holding my breath.
Mark Kleiman posts the Obama campaign rebuttal. Take it for what you will, remembering all along that facts have a liberal bias.