From an article today from Reuters, see how many blatantly and unambiguously false statements of fact you can spot in this single paragraph:
The president has few tools left to stoke growth. Fiscal stimulus efforts during the 2008-2009 recession, including a multibillion-dollar auto industry bailout, have vastly expanded the budget deficit. Now the United States is under market pressure to slash it or face higher funding costs.
As Brad Delong frequently says–albeit more politely: For the love of fucken godde, why can’t we have a better motherfucken press corps? When supposedly impartial news outlets like Reuters flat out fucken lie to the American people like this about issues of tremendous importance on a consistent basis, is it any surprise that our political economy is an abject fucken dumpster fire?