On top of the mountain of lies, the cherry on this shit-cone, if you will, is the compliant media:
http://news.firedoglake.com/2012/08/30/ ... t-america/
David Dayen wrote:We live in a time when the media literally thinks it’s a separate job to separate true from false in reporting on national political figures. They think their main job is theater criticism. Read “Paul Ryan Accepts Republican Vice-Presidential Nomination”, the lead story by Jim Rutenberg in the New York Times today, and it’s just a rote regurgitation of what Ryan said, faithfully captured. This is how most campaign speeches are covered.
Sure, there are pieces out there you can read to debunk the speech. But they’re confined to partisan media, or the partisan parts of more traditional media offerings. The Washington Post editorial board surprised a bit by calling the speech “definitely misleading,” but that’s in the opinion section. It’s just their opinion.
Did Paul Ryan really march in Klan rallies in the 1930's? Opinions differ.
You have your fact-checkers, and I have mine.