The lying is now not only cheap and ubiquitous; it's built right in.

This AdvertisingAge article by Simon Dumenco includes:

CNN's Lou Dobbs has made a lot of noise lately about how hackers can easily compromise electronic voting machines (since 80% of voters this November will be casting electronic ballots, there soon won't even be any hanging chads to dicker over when totals skew suspiciously). But the thing is, there's increasingly no paper trail for anything anymore, as more and more of the media world goes pure-play digital.