Rick Perlstein on why The Free Press Is Slavery.

Go read:

Today’s marquee fibs almost always evolve the same way: A tree falls in the forest—say, the claim that Saddam Hussein has “weapons of mass destruction,” or that Barack Obama has an infernal scheme to parade our nation’s senior citizens before death panels. But then a network of media enablers helps it to make a sound—until enough people believe the untruth to make the lie an operative part of our political discourse.

God, it looks like I plagiarized his article. Unfortunately for that contention, I published first. (;