September 15, 2008

How important is honesty in politics? Are politicians hardwired to lie, or have we created a campaigning system where the win inevitably goes to the biggest fish story?

At the top of the hour, we were joined by Maryland Congressman, Elijah Cummings. He spoke with Marc and our studio guests, former Republican Candidate for Comptroller, Anne McCarthy, and Bob Somerby, editor of the Daily Howler. We talked about the many misrepresentations presented by both McCain and Obama’s campaigns about their opponent and the impact this is having on their communities of supporters.

Tim Weise’s article for referenced in the discussion, "White Privilege, White Entitlement and the 2008 Election," can be read in full here.