This question comes at a time, that strikes me as being particulary funny.
Just this morning, I was viewing ( an older) show, done by Howard Stern, of whom, I am not a particular fan. But I did appreciate this one.
His 'spoof' on the public was to exchange the platform that John McCain ran on, for the Obama platform. Almost every single person, interviewed on the streets, hailed the platform...............thinking that it belonged to Mr. Obama.
The masses are led by media 'entertainers'.
They knew the political jokes of the day, that Sarah Palin's unmarried daughter was pregnant, what the RNC spent on her wardrobe........but none of them knew the names of:
Jerimiah Wright, Nancy Pelosi, Bill Ayres, or the Muslim Brotherhood, ACORN............NONE of them had " heard" of these people or groups.
People are easily influenced and swayed.
I can't deny, that I have not been, myself...........so, yes, we need the " fact checkers".....to keep the records straight.
There are far more " spin doctors " than there are honest and open people. We need that check mate!