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"American politics has become a battle of talking points," said Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact and Washington bureau chief for The Tampa Bay Times. "Once candidates find a talking point they like, they often stick with it — even when fact-checkers say it's wrong."
Originally posted by Skewed
Until people start calling them out on it, publicly.
As somewhat of an example, on the last couple of debates I have heard Newt make a reference to the "elites". Now, what I propose is for someone, preferably at the debates to stand up and ask him specifically whom he is referring to. We tend to not ask the right questions at times. We hear the word elite thrown around, but without any indication as to who they are. I am sure we can all ascertain as to whom he is referring to, but to get certain people to actually say it is another. We need to start getting the elites pointing their fingers at each other, much the same way they have us blaming each other.