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Finally, Fact-Checking Romney's Lie

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Yet, when Republicans and then Romney began ripping Obama's roads-and-bridges quote out of context, all you could hear around the vaunted "fact-checkers" were the proverbial crickets chirping. Or to use a different metaphor, the lie had time to saunter around the world before the "fact-checkers" finally put their boots on.

So, in that context, perhaps we should be grateful that Kessler finally addressed this Romney distortion and gave the Republican presidential candidate "three Pinocchios" -- although one might have thought such a willful lie should deserve the full four.

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Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. His latest book, Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, can be ordered at secrecyandprivilege.com. It's also available at
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