If hosts of Sunday morning shows are not able, or willing, to keep their guests from falsifying information, regardless of the reasons for doing so, they are complicit in their actions. When I turn on the television to learn something useful about what my government is engaged in I want to know that I am not being misled by politicians themselves or by the journalists interviewing them. If someone says something that the host knows to be false he or she has a duty to make it clear to their viewers. I do not wish to be vindictive and sorely embarrass these people in front of a national audience for my own pleasure, rather I want them to know that they are accountable to the viewing public, those for whom they ultimately work.
One website that I came across, Politifact.com, offers a sort of fact-check for politically related commentary that does hold people accountable for their public commentary. I appreciate that they go into detail about the commentary itself and the potential reasoning but more importantly they analyze the information that they have decided is either true or false using factually verifiable information to back up any claim made. It is unfortunate that they do not have a wider audience as this is the type of reporting that might lead to fewer disingenuous comment by those from whom I should be able to expect otherwise.
All I am asking for is a higher level of journalistic integrity from those closest to people in positions of power. I want for them to make it possible for me to believe that what I am being told is something worth believing.