RE: theater criticism

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The first AP article about tonight's debate notes that "Palin said Obama had voted to raise taxes 94 times" -- but fails to mention that number has beed widely debunked., for example, calls it "inflated and misleading" and "padded" and noted the figure includes "Double, Triple and Quadruple Counting."

But the Associated Press uncritically reports Palin's charge. Rather than fact-checking Palin, the AP touted her folksiness:

As is her custom on the campaign, she spoke in familiar terms, saying "betcha" rather than "bet you" and "gonna" rather than "going to."

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Economy, Taxes
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