by Max Brantley
The Bill Halter campaign provides a pretty thorough takedown of a recent Blanche Lincoln ad smear.
Unintentionally, however, it illustrates the beauty of the 30-second lie. It travels around the world in a nanosecond and is drilled into viewers brains' in the simplest fashion, while the facts of the issues -- however persuasive they may be -- are rarely heard, much less processed in any meaningful way.
So the lies continue.