Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ryan Running Slow Truthiness Marathon

National media have Paul Ryan on the defensive about Medicare, GM and other dubious claims he's made, the LA Times reports:

CLEVELAND — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan declined on Tuesday to back away from statements in his party convention speech that nonpartisan fact checkers have branded as false or misleading.

In a round of television interviews, the Wisconsin congressman was challenged by network anchors to defend statements on Medicare, the federal deficit and the 2008 closing of a GM plant in his hometown, Janesville.
Talker Charlie Sykes this morning in the local conservative echo chamber WGOP AM 620 WTMJ tried to spin Ryan's problems as routine mainstream media victimization, forgetting or omitting that this mess is entirely Ryan's creation.

Cross-posted at The Political Environment.

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