A bogus alternative reality

This Sunday's New York Times has a number of opinion pieces on the McCain lies. I encourge you to read read at least the Right to Smear editorial and Frank Rich's Truthiness Stages a Comeback column:
[...] McCain, Sarah Palin and their surrogates keep repeating the same lies over and over not just to smear their opponents and not just to mask their own record. Their larger aim is to construct a bogus alternative reality so relentless it can overwhelm any haphazard journalistic stabs at puncturing it.