In this video Rev. Al shows where the focus should be and that is on the lies, giant lies when he said  

“gave a good testimony, will be indicted for perjury, because he’s lying.”

This first video talks about states rights, women's rights, the 47%.  The transcript is available at:http://video.msnbc.msn.com/...

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Rev. Al in the second video is just great.  Sorry it won't embed but you can find it here:  http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/...

Rev Al:


He did it throughout the broadcast, but particularly well when he summed up the “verdict” that Romney was the clear winner by saying “I would suggest to the court that he made a good testimony, but he will be indicted for perjury, because he’s lying. When you take what he said tonight and compare it to his proposals, to what he said, to what he has represented, to the Ryan plan, it does not match what he said tonight. So how are we going to be impressed with someone that made a very passionate and a very articulate series of lies tonight?”
Rachel Maddow responded with:
Romney ”didn’t make a case for his record, but he made a case for being president despite his record.”
Rev. Al:
And every time someone said, when the President said, ‘you would do this,’ he would say ‘no, I wouldn’t.’ But we’ve got video that you would!” “And when somebody brought up something popular, ‘yes, I would do that.’ But that’s against what you and your party has represented. So I’m not going to set up in the courtroom, if that’s what we’re using as the analogy and be swayed by a witness that I know that when you present the tape, he’s going to look like what he is.”
The discussion then quickly returned to the President’s failure to check Romney, with Rev. Al delivering the occasional priceless reaction shot:

Chris Hayes’ premise:

that the President’s lack of aggression may have been wise in the long term, the President was, inarguably, too slow to recognize that he was not in a fair fight, that moderator Jim Lehrer had abdicated his role. If the President wasn’t going to attack, he at least needed to block the shiv that Romney kept sticking in him.
The sad truth this morning -  Romney’s lies don’t seem to matter to anyone in the media.
Rev. Al is right, the truth should matter, and Rachel Maddow is right, it doesn’t matter as much as the prizefight does, but that’s the role of journalism: to make the truth matter.
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