Repeating Falsehoods

Yesterday George “W is for Wrong” Bush said:

To create jobs in America, we must stop the junk lawsuits that threaten our small business owners. The cost to our economy of litigation is conservatively estimated to be over $230 billion a year.

As PGL pointed out yesterday, that figure is wrong. Completely wrong. It’s false. Untrue. Not representative of actual reality. (See this document for details about why.)

I suppose that “W is for Wrong” did get one thing right, in a way. The $230 bn figure he cites was indeed estimated by conservatives. Apparently, by conservatives who feel no obligation to be truthful.

When will the press (and lots of the people who read the press) actually start caring that their President regularly utters provable falsehoods?