Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lyin' Ryan

It was mightily disappointing tonight watching Bryan Williams essentially kiss Paul Ryan's ass. William's on NBC Nightly News had the opportunity to call out Ryan for lying. Williams didn't even come close.

From Daily KOS:

This diary is a collection of all the media push back (so far) that Paul Ryan has received. I intend to tweet this list far and wide. Please feel free to add to the list and hopefully I will know how to update the diary. Thanks!

Dave Weigel,
"incredible string of false or misleading statements"

Joan Walsh,
"His Republican National Convention speech was stunning for its dishonesty"

Jonathan Cohn, the New Republic:
The Most Dishonest Convention Speech ... Ever?

Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech

Michael Tomasky, the Daily Beast:
"Paul Ryan pushed American politics into new territory with his convention speech, effectively daring Democrats and the media to call him out on his string of blatant falsehoods"

Jonathan Bernstein, the Washington Post:
Paul Ryan fails -- the truth

FACT CHECK: Convention speakers stray from reality

Dan Amira, NY Magazine:
Paul Ryan Bets on the Ignorance of America

Fox News contributor, Sally Kohn:
“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.”
Read more:

Steve Benen, Maddowblog:
Paul Ryan stands on a foundation of lies

Huffington Post:

5 Biggest lies in Romney’s speech:

Bob Cesca:
Paul Ryan’s Speech: Lies, Lies and More Lies

Washington Post Editorial Board:
Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech
“Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention contained several false claims and misleading statements.”

Andrew Sullivan, the Daily Beast:
The lies and lies of Paul Ryan

Ryan Lizza, the New Yorker:
The Paul Ryan Speech: Five Hypocrisies

Jonathan Chait, NY magazine:
Paul Ryan’s large lies and one big truth

James Downie, Washington Post:
Paul Ryan’s breathtakingly dishonest speech

James Fallow, Atlantic
Paul Ryan and the post truth convention

Robert Schlesinger, US News

LYIN' Santorum
Rick Santorum repeats inaccurate welfare attack on Obama

Juan Cole:
Top Ten Repeated Paul Ryan Lies

The Guardian:
Paul Ryan's speech: a round-up of his most audacious untruths

Charles Pierce, Esquire:
Paul Ryan Is the Newest New Nixon, a Moocher Belied

Huffington Post
Busted! Ryan's speech fools no one

David Firestone, NYT
Beyond Factual Dishonesty

Josh Barro, Bloomberg
Paul Ryan’s Hypocritical Attack on Barack Obama

Lindy West,
Why lying is bad, a primer for confused republicans

Brian Williams and NBC News are a great disappointment and do a disservice to America while dishonoring the great names in reporting - Cronkite, Huntley, Brinkley, Swayze, Brokaw, Murrow, and Rather to name but a few. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show could have done better.

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