Tell enough lies and it appears that the media will manage to find a narrative about it – which is exactly the magical ingredient that is needed to kickstart the journalistic process. At the same time, Paul Abrams notes that the Obama campaign can’t just leave the lies sitting there. But as Digby notes, the Republicans are likely to try to flip the narrative into one about how the campaign, rather than the campaigners, are what has been corrupted. The Democrats have to find a way to cut through the lies without reinforcing them, hit back without being seen to be equally immoral, and to keep the media from being derailed by any more distractions.
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