Friday, August 31, 2012

Even Fox News

Even Fox News reporter Sally Kohn calls out Paul Ryan for the lies in his speech. Here's Bonnie Kavoussi of HuffPo:
According to Fox News columnist Sally Kohn, vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday "was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech."

"On this measure, while it was Romney who ran the Olympics, Ryan earned the gold," Kohn wrote.

In a surprising move, Fox News joined CNN, The Huffington Post, the Washington Post's Wonkblog, and ThinkProgress in publishing a fact-check of the Republican vice presidential nominee's speech, finding that the speech was full of lies and misleading assertions.

So... does this mean that Fox News has come around? Will they forsake the Rmoney/Ryan ticket and back Obama/Biden?

Heh. Hehheh. Hehhehhahaha-BWAHAHAHAHAHA! The explanation is much simpler than that...

The right-wing bastards no longer care if people know their agenda. They're out of the closet (no, not THAT closet), their hatred on full display for the world to see. Paul Ryan's lies can be called out... because his lies no longer matter. The prize is already in the bag.

Who Owns America?
According to Greg Palast's latest book (H/T Enfant in comments), the election has already been stolen. Yes, he said that in 2008 and it wasn't, but he gives evidence that a serious attempt was made. This time, in a post‑Citizens‑United world, the word "bought" may be more apt than "stolen"; I'm not sure. Either way, it is very possible that your vote and my vote mean absolutely nothing.

Meanwhile, Paul Craig Roberts tells us how America, no longer a beacon of freedom and democracy, is descending into poverty. A lot of you didn't need an article to tell you that. (Again, H/T Enfant.)

Meanwhile again, Michael Moore, in an interview, says we should get used to saying "President Romney."

Not if I can help it!


  1. Well if Giuliani could get away with saying there were no domestic attacks on the US while Bush jr was president then anything is fair game

  2. Paul Craig Roberts is an interesting case. He was a distinguished member of the Reagan Administration, but with strong Libertarian views. Lately he's been increasingly unhinged, using alarmist language so atypical of scholars. I'm with him nearly 100%. He was the first of that rank to sound the alarm during the Bush administration.

  3. jams - thanks; the other day, I was trying to remember who it was who made that claim. Truth is simply not an issue for today's Republicans. It doesn't bolster their positions when they're correct (seldom!), and it doesn't deter their espousing positions that are incorrect (frequently). It simply does not matter to them. Faith in politics can be a frightening thing!

  4. karmanot - I knew PCR was in the Reagan administration and later had a change of heart, but I don't know that I would call him "unhinged"; it is the times we live in that are unhinged.

  5. rMoney told supporters, "We will reach across the aisle and find good people who, like us, want to make sure this company deals with its challenges. We'll get America on track again.":

    Mitt Romney Misspeaks, Calls America A Company: (video 0:32)



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