Browsing the blog archivesfor the day Thursday, August 30th, 2012.


Paul Ryan’s Theme Song: Lying Eyes

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Some of the reviews of Paul Ryan’s speech last night —

Joan Walsh, “Paul Ryan’s Brazen Lies

Steve Kornacki, “How Paul Ryan Gets Away With BS

Brian Beutler, “Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech

James Downie, “Paul Ryan’s breathtakingly dishonest speech

Adele Stan, “Paul Ryan Obscures His Koch-Backed Agenda With a Pack of Lies in Convention Speech

John Nichols, “They Love the Lies Paul Ryan Tells

Greg Sargent, “Paul Ryan Fails — the Truth

Robert Schlesinger, “Paul Ryan Repeats Auto Bailout, Medicare Lies

Marty Kaplan, “Romney/Ryan and the Lullaby of Lying

Jonathan Chait, “Paul Ryan’s Large Lies and One Big Truth

Juan Cole, “Top Ten Repeated Paul Ryan Lies

Jonathan Cohn, “The Most Dishonest Convention Speech … Ever?

I detect a theme here —

That’s not even all the headlines I found that declared Paul Ryan a liar. And we haven’t heard from Charles Pierce yet. I could go on and on, but I’ve got other things to do today.

On the other hand, this is how the speech was covered on CNN:

Blitzer: So there he is, the republican vice presidential nominee and his beautiful family there. His mom is up there. This is exactly what this crowd of republicans here certainly republicans all across the country were hoping for. He delivered a powerful speech. Erin, a powerful speech. Although I marked at least seven or eight points I’m sure the fact checkers will have some opportunities to dispute if they want to go forward, I’m sure they will. As far as mitt romney’s campaign is concerned, paul ryan on this night delivered.

Burnett: That’s right. Certainly so. We were jotting down points. There will be issues with some of the facts. But it motivated people. He’s a man who says I care deeply about every single word. I want to do a good job. And he delivered on that. Precise, clear, and passionate.

Issues with some of the facts, yes. Many issues. But isn’t he pretty?

Here’s another potential theme song —

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