William Saletan has a follow-up to his piece last week saying that both Republicans and Democrats lie. A lot. Not surprisingly, those of both left and right distorted that piece to make their own pre-conceived point.
My point wasn’t that it doesn’t matter when one side lies more than the other. It does matter. But what matters is the lies, not who lies more. If I say the sky is orange, and you say blood is yellow and grass is purple, the important thing isn’t that you’ve lied more than I have. The important thing is that the sky is blue, blood is red, and grass is green. So when I said “we’re all guilty,” my point wasn’t that your lies about blood and grass don’t matter. My point was that my lie about the sky matters, too.