Lazy media put flip-flops on candidates

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

Can a wise man change his mind?

Apparently not if he is running for office. Nowadays, a change in thinking by a political candidate never results from the receipt of new data or information, new wisdom from experience with an issue, a better analysis of an issue or even a change in public opinion.

Nope, we all know — because the mainstream media tell us so — that any candidate who changes a position does so because of an inherent genetic disorder: the…