Friday, October 25, 2013

Best of the Web Today: Delaying From Behind -

Best of the Web Today: Delaying From Behind - ""The White House was right" is the Times reporter's phrase, so it's possible Manley meant his comment as an explanation rather than a justification. In any case, there is no sense in which the White House could have been "right" to put on deceptive presentations. The understandable desire to undercut a political adversary's "narrative" does not relieve one of the moral obligation to be truthful. And even if you think it does--if you imagine the Republicans to be so evil that deception is morally justified in the service of defeating them--the deceptions here were bound to be quickly and embarrassingly revealed. They were self-defeating."

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