Photo by Dave Lawrence.

The Romney campaign lies with amazing brazenness and regularity — see, just to pick a recent example out of a hat, this whopper. Thus far, political horse-race reporters don’t seem to care. They spend their time analyzing whether the lies will “work.”

Outside the horse-race beat, however, there are still some reporters who do the old-fashioned work of assessing the truth value of political claims. (I know, boooring, right?) Take, for instance, this piece in the Washington Post from green reporters Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin.