Fact-Checkers 4 Sale
Isn’t it amazing that various, different “fact check” outfits all seemed to focus on virtually the same items from GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan’s speech last night?
“The Five Biggest Lies of Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech” ~ New Republic
“Top 5 Fibs In Paul Ryan’s Convention Speech” ~ Talking Points Memo
“Ryan Takes Factual Shortcuts in Speech” ~ ABC News
“Paul Ryan Has Some Fibs He Just Isn’t Willing To Give Up” ~ Slate
That one of the above is called “Talking Points Memo” pretty much explains it all. They all focused on the same (usually 5) items. It’s almost as if they all got the same fax or something. Not to be outdone, the Washington Post is actually fact-checking GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney’s speech–“the details…are not known”–before it happens!
Here are just a couple of the numerous counter-“fact”uals to the quickly-failing narrative shaping that was attempted in the wake of the widely-viewed-as-successful Paul Ryan speech: “Fact-checking the factcheckers on Ryan’s speech” & “Media ‘Fact Checkers’ Lie About Ryan Speech“.