In a story about the Messiah’s Crackberry, the L.A. Times tells us:
Even if [Obama] won’t be scanning his own groceries or buying his own milk — former President George H.W. Bush was portrayed as out of touch with those markers of American life — he may be in casual contact with friends who are.
The paper neglects to mention the fact that the portrayal of Bush 41 as “out of touch” with supermarket scanners . . . is false.
But who cares about that? The key thing is that he has been portrayed that way. Whether the portrayal is true is of secondary importance.
That’s how editors would treat a slander about one of their own . . . right?