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Fox News has published an article today that characterizes the Ryan speech last night as “Deceptive.” So maybe Fox News has decided to be fair and balanced after all.

On the other hand, to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech. On this measure, while it was  Romney who ran the Olympics, Ryan earned the gold.

The good news is that the Romney-Ryan campaign has likely created dozens of new jobs among the legions of additional fact checkers that media outlets are rushing to hire to sift through the mountain of cow dung that flowed from Ryan’s mouth. Said fact checkers have already condemned certain arguments that Ryan still irresponsibly repeated.

Fact: While Ryan tried to pin the downgrade of the United States’ credit rating on spending under President Obama, the credit rating was actually downgraded because Republicans threatened not to raise the debt ceiling.

Fact: While Ryan blamed President Obama for the shut down of a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, the plant was actually closed under President George W. Bush. Ryan actually asked for federal spending to save the plant, while Romney has criticized the auto industry bailout that President Obama ultimately enacted to prevent other plants from closing.

Fact: Though Ryan insisted that President Obama wants to give all the credit for private sector success to government, that isn’t what the president said. Period.

Fact: Though Paul Ryan accused President Obama of taking $716 billion out of Medicare, the fact is that that amount was savings in Medicare reimbursement rates (which, incidentally, save Medicare recipients out-of-pocket costs, too) and Ryan himself embraced these savings in his budget plan.

Elections should be about competing based on your record in the past and your vision for the future, not competing to see who can get away with the most lies and distortions without voters noticing or bother to care. Both parties should hold themselves to that standard. Republicans should be ashamed that there was even one misrepresentation in Ryan’s speech but sadly, there were many.

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3 Comments

  1. You are so falling for the liberal drivel! Fox has been fair and balanced for a long time. They have liberals who slant left and conservatives who slant right. In this case they featured a liberal who played along with the Obama MSM lie machine.

    “Last night, before the applause had even died after VP nominee Paul Ryan’s masterful speech, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer was calling Ryan a liar. Before the echoes of Ryan’s last words had even faded, Blitzer was telling America the fact-checkers would take issue with the speech.

    Within minutes afterwards, the lying, disgraced media fact-checkers dutifully followed suit with a flurry of lying, disgraced checking of Ryan’s facts.” Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/08/30/Media-Fact-Checkers-Died-Today

    And here’s proof that every last word Ryan said was fact: http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2012/08/30/obama_camp_melts_down_over_ryans_speech

    • So if everything Ryan says was factual, Fox News must be lying to us. Either way I win:)

      • Well, no, Fox News has always had liberal reporters and commentators. It would seem that you’re admitting Fox is fair and balanced – I win. 🙂


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