Over and above the specific issues the press chose to focus on, it’s encouraging to us that they are at long last making it a priority to tell news consumers what’s true and what’s not — and how candidates’ claims measure up to known facts.

Indeed, after months of suggesting just this sort of thing, Campaign Desk is starting to feel like a new father. If we had any money, we’d pass out cigars.

Zachary Roth

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Zachary Roth is a contributing editor to The Washington Monthly. He also has written for The Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, Slate, Salon, The Daily Beast, and Talking Points Memo, among other outlets.