Media chucks facts to play a game of “factchecker” on Paul Ryan
h/t Instapundit for an Ed Morrissey item at Hot Air on today’s Paul Ryan “factchecking” by the media. The liberal’s knives are out big time for Ryan today. That tells you how effective his speech was last night. I linked two items – here and here – in that regard.
George Washington didn’t say, “I cannot tell a lie.” It was a myth that became reality for a time. Orwell didn’t invent what the media is up to today. He didn’t even perfect it. A mostly liberal establishment press almost did, … then new media came along.
RYAN: Said Obama misled people in Ryan’s hometown of Janesville, Wis., by making them think a General Motors plant there threatened with closure could be saved. “A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: `I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.’ That’s what he said in 2008. Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year.”
I considered posting at length on this; however, it hasn’t bothered me as much as it may have some. Vice Presidents do not win, or lose elections. Joe Biden, anyone? So, for now, I’ve been content to let the media flail away, as it’s ultimately much ado about nothing in the grand scheme. Tonight is when the real fun begins.