Q: How do you know when a politician is lying?
A: Their lips are moving.
Yet despite this, and despite everyone knowing this, millions tuned in to watch and then talk about two liars in a debate that isn’t one*, that is then reported as if it were a boxing match instead of two candidates making up their own facts.
Here’s a (not entirely impartial) roundup of around two dozen of the biggest lies.
PS: And here’s an annotated transcipt of last night’s lies, boasting and failed innuendo of both participants, which has the added bonus of not having to either look at or listen to either of them.
* A debate is neither a two-way interview nor a panel discussion. In a debate, the moderator says nothing and carries a timepiece. And that’s all.