I love this image of Republicans playing a shell game with the media. While it does seem to have become particularly easy to confuse the mainstream media, the barrage of lies coming from the Republican party is un-Mitt-igated.
Even more ironic is that even when confronted with their lies, the Republicans keep repeating them, or deny that they ever said the lie in the first place (even though there is video of them clearly lying). For example, Paul Ryan trying to blame Obama for the defense cuts the Republicans forced the administration to accept (and for which Ryan voted), and then denying that he voted for them.
Or they dismiss the media who dare to expose their lies. Romney’s pollster famously said “We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” This was in response to a Romney ad claiming that Obama had removed the work requirement from the welfare law. That claim was completely false, yet they were going to keep running the ad because polling showed it was effective in getting votes for Romney.
And the conservative website RedState has proposed that if you quote a fact checker in a post, they will ban you from the site. I guess they can’t have any reality intrude into their comfortable bubble.