Ryan’s Lyin’

Paul Ryan's speech to the Republican National Convention last night was breathtaking in its unending streams of lies both about him and his party and about President Obama. Think I'm exaggerating? The WEEK compiled a list of 15 different commentators who had 15 different ways avoiding the "L-word" in describing Ryan's clearly and intentionally disingenuous talk. 

Check the list. Even Fox News had to stagger back a bit. Ryan was apparently trying to "set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech," says Sally Kohn at Fox News.

We;ve been seeing this from the GOP for many years now. They obviously understand the basic principle of propaganda: tell a big enough lie loudly enough and often enough and it becomes accepted fact. Democrats aren't pure pure on this point, to be sure, but Republicans have brought this to a low art form.

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