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In A Sane World …

© Ted Rall

What is it with the current rash of politicians who are overstating their military careers? And did you notice that Fox News was all over Richard Blumenthal’s gaffe about his military service, but hardly gave any coverage at all to the similar gaffe from Mark Kirk (Blumenthal is a Dem, but Kirk is GOP). You might expect that from Fox, but CNN ran 11 segments on Blumenthal, and none (that’s right, none) about Kirk.

UPDATE: Kirk lies again about his military record. When will politicians learn that everything they say is recorded somewhere on YouTube? Of course, I guess it doesn’t matter if the mainstream media ignore the lies. In the same interview, Kirk tries to explain how he got the facts wrong by saying “I simply misremembered it wrong.”