Republican strategists have been successful because they are so good at manipulating words, and outright lying. Rove is the best at this and he's taught others. The media, at least some of it, seems ready to stop buying into the fake scandals of Rove and his like. "If so, the campaign has just taken a major turn in Mr. Obama's favor. After all, if this campaign isn't dominated by faux outrage over fake scandals it will have to be about things that really did happen, like a failed ecomonic policy and a disastrous war -- both of which Mr. McCain promises will continue if he wins." Read Paul Krugman's whole column from today's New York Times Op-Ed page right here.