This apparently will be Gov. Scott Walker's campaign strategy for his recall election and probably beyond. Just tell lies, and go on. If the lies are every corrected, it does not matter as the damage is already done. I agree with Puddytat who chastised the media for being "video stenographers". (Then I stole his video link)
If the media goes to their reflexive "balanced approach" and treats absolute 100% lies on one side of the isle just like they treat normal political exaggerations on the other side of the isle, then the "liars" will just keep making increasingly outrageous statements. There really will be no consequences to whatever they say. Our political system will rapidly deteriorate into chaos as both sides of the isle will compete for who can make the most outrageous statements.
1) What Walker said: Unemployment rate is the lowest it has been since 2008
What the facts are (and Walker certainly know this fact): Wisconsin is not adding jobs, people are just not looking for work anymore. We are behind everyone else in the midwest for job growth.
Source of the actual fact: http://www.deptofnumbers.com/...
2) What Walker said: Criticizing outside money that comes in from "out of state to influence this debate"
What the facts are (and Walker knows this): From Campaign filing reports: (http://www.thedailypage.com/...)
Most of Walker's largest contributions -- indeed, 56 percent of his total receipts since Dec. 11 -- came from people who live in other states.
Altogether, Walker, the state GOP, and the four targeted Republican senators have gotten $6.7 million of their $16.1 million total from out of state, or 41 percent.
The pro-recall groups side has gotten $1.4 million of its $3.9 million total, or 35 percent, from out of state.
3) What Walker Said: Criticizing money from "Big Union Bosses"
What Walker knows: He is heavily funded by the Koch Brothers
Source: David Koch himself - http://nationalmemo.com/...
And this was just in the first two minutes of the interview. That man can really lie with a straight face. I bet he is a good poker player.
video at: http://videoshare.politico.com/...