The Republican's post-truth, post-fact convention is even breaking the media – a flummoxed AP invents a new term:

Screen Shot 2012-08-30 at 11.38.54 AM

"Factual shortcuts" are newspeak for lies. Zack Beauchamp goes nuts at the media euphemisms for lies. I think they should call them "enhanced campaigning techniques." Meanwhile, last night's speeches had all the independent fact-checkers burning the midnight. PolitiFact looked at five falsehoods, FactCheck.org looked at six, and Kessler did seven. Out of all those checks, no single statement was untainted. Instead of creating "shortcuts" for how to call out the bullshit, perhaps more media organizations should, as Fallows noted, follow the lead of the LA Times:

Screen Shot 2012-08-30 at 11.40.05 AM