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AP deceit about Paul Ryan

Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) waves with his family, daughter, Liza Ryan, sons, Charlie Ryan (L) and Sam Ryan and wife, Janna Ryan during the third day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 29, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was nominated as the Republican presidential candidate during the RNC, which is scheduled to conclude August 30.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

FACT CHECK: Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech



Well, we are back after a, well, break.  This post is about an article that made the front page of Yahoo! News under the guise of “FACT CHECKING”.  It is unabashedly bias.  Not only do we not see this stuff about Obama, but look at the actual fact checking that is supposedly going on in the article.

I will give two examples of which I am still trying to figure out just how they are fact checking anything.  This first is, “And the cuts do not affect Medicare recipients directly, but rather reduce payments to hospitals, health insurance plans and other service providers.”  This is so misleading…how misleading is it?  Well, cutting payments to providers will encourage the providers to stop providing.  The AP should be ashamed of this this blatant lie of their own.  Well, is it really a lie?  That is the thing, the political left is great at saying something in just the right way.  The writers actually did say that Obama’s cuts won’t hit seniors directly.  This is deception at its finest.

The second is this: 

RYAN: Obama “created a bipartisan debt commission. They came back with an urgent report. He thanked them, sent them on their way and then did exactly nothing.”

THE FACTS: It’s true that Obama hasn’t heeded his commission’s recommendations, but Ryan’s not the best one to complain. He was a member of the commission and voted against its final report.

Is this some kind of rebuttal?  How blatant can the AP make their bias?  This is some kind of jump shift that I guess is intended to get the reader’s mind off Obama doing nothing the commission recommended and onto Ryan disagreeing with the commission.  Oh, that is the actual fact here.  Ok, once again, I’m just a little slow.

Actually, the entire article is such to make Bill Clinton proud.  And, the Associate Press prints it. 

Many thanks to Associated Press writers Tom Raum, Andrew Taylor, Henry C. Jackson and Bradley Klapper who contributed their bias to this report that I am critiquing.


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