Democrats have a special duty to be accurate

Yesterday, Washington Post columnist Greg Sergent lamented that Joe Biden had conflated two stories he presented as an factual account of events. Biden brushed off criticism of this lapse, saying that what he recounted was true in spirit. 

     This won’t do. As Sergent writes, “Prosecuting the case against Trump’s nonstop lying and contempt for the truth and reasoned discourse is going to be a key part of making the case against his profound unfitness for the presidency.” 

      Democrats have a special duty to avoid giving Trump supporters any instances they can cite, claiming “What Democrats do is just as bad!”  Evasions such as Biden’s are far from being “just as bad.”. But that’s not the point, which is that Trump supporters should be denied any ammunition. They should have none.