It has always been expected of politicians, just seldom investigated by journalists. The ubiquity of the Internet has allowed ordinary citizens (those not in the ruling elite) to have their own means to evaluate the elites propaganda, for propaganda it is, because they don’t allow facts to influence the story being peddled within their symbiotic relationships.
Exibit 1 The Wall Street Journal
Senator John McCain doesn’t seem to be able to tell right from left and that’s just his politics.
It seems he also has a boot on the wrong foot
The Prosecution Rests