Slowly, all-too-slowly, the press corps is adjusting to the fact that, when it comes to mendacity, the two parties are not symmetric. Grunwald points out why doing so is both hard and essential:
GOP’s up-is-downism puts news reporters in an awkward position. It would seem tendentious to point out Republican hypocrisy on deficits and Medicare and stimulus every time it comes up, because these days it comes up almost every time a Republican leader opens his mouth. But we’re not supposed to be stenographers. As long as the media let an entire political party invent a new reality every day, it will keep on doing it. Every day.