When FOX describes it as "cow dung", it must be truly malodorous!

In describing Paul Ryan’s speech from last night, FOX News’ Sally Kohn said…

…to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, 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. On this measure, while it was  Romney who ran the Olympics, Ryan earned the gold.

The good news is that the Romney-Ryan campaign has likely created dozens of new jobs among the legions of additional fact checkers that media outlets are rushing to hire to sift through the mountain of cow dung that flowed from Ryan’s mouth. Said fact checkers have already condemned certain arguments that Ryan still irresponsibly repeated.

If he got the gold medal for lying, maybe FOX should get the honor of hanging it around his neck.

Ed Brayton suggests the media shouldn’t even cover the RNC or DNC conventions.  I think he’s right.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://www.peopleofpublictransport.wordpress.com Zinc Avenger (Sarcasm Tags 3.0 Compliant)

    Wait… What? I didn’t even know FOX talking heads were capable of calling bullshit on Republican lies without being waterboarded.

  • Gwynnyd

    “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.” – I’ll bet his confessor ‘forgave’ Ryan for all that lying – and that makes it all OK, doesn’t it? I thought he had to sincerely *regret* that he committed a sin in order to be forgiven? In which case…. Nah. I’m sure he said his Hail Mary’s and feels all clean and new and holy and right with his god today.

    • Margaret

      “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

      But the 1% don’t consider the rest of us to be their neighbors.

      I used to think that the part of the constitution that they hated the most was the Bill of Rights (except for the part about guns), but I now think it is the very beginning that they most strongly reject: “We the People”.

      • chrisj

        They agree with “we the people”, they just think it means “we the people who have enough money to be worth talking to, not you peasants”.

  • Newfie

    I’ma go outside to shoot one of the pigs that surely must be flying overhead.

  • Loqi

    I bet that went over well with the Fox viewership…

  • http://thecyberneticatheist.blogspot.com/ RW Ahrens

    Actually, understand that the article was labeled as “opinion”, and not “news”.

  • baal

    I heard Ryan live last night and his line that the (R) will make the safety net safe again. They will do that by cutting food stamps? (for example)

    I gave up listening after about 20 minutes. The parts where I knew anything about the subject matter were jaw droppingly awful lies. Kind of like a guy selling band aids for cuts that he just did to you with a razor blade.

    I’m shocked to hear a Fox person say anything negative about Ryan – I hope Sally Kohn won’t get fired for it.

    • charliekilian

      He meant “safe for white people.”

  • marcus

    baal @6 “I hope Sally Kohn won’t get fired for it.”
    It might actually be the best thing that ever happened to her, apparently she has too much integrity to work for Faux Veiws. She might get a job with a real news agency.

  • Ryan

    One of the earlier reports I read on Paul Ryan’s Tourette-like tirade of blatantly obvious lies (the HuffPo one, I think) mentioned a convention-goer who appeared genuinely shocked to find out that there was anything even remotely questionable about the fountain of B.S. spewed on stage. As soon as the cognitive dissonance got too great, she transitioned without skipping a beat to “well, both sides do it all the time.”

    NO! Both sides do not! This is the level of virulent ignorance we face today. Confronted with clear evidence that their side has *once again* engaged in a manner that your average reprehensible reprobate would have trouble finding any virtue in, the only thing they can do is turn it around into a pathetic pot-shot of the side that has been right on pretty much everything since the civil rights era.

    Even then, where Democrats have been wrong since the ’60s, it has almost exclusively been because too many of them (like our President) were actually Rockefeller Republicans in disguise! As one old friend put it some years ago, “once again, the Dirty F@@king Hippies were right,” and they have continued to be so about everything except Nuclear Power and the Earth Liberation Front. To the extent our Tory President has failed, it is not because he’s a partisan, but because in his never-ending effort to be hyper-accommodating he refuses to call out and truly oppose the malevolence now in control of the Republican party.


  • Randomfactor

    I’ve been told that Kohn is one of Fox’s token liberals. So that her opinion can balance the 24/7 conservative talking heads who’ll be praising Ryan’s “bold and serious” lies.

  • lorn

    It has been the contention by certain progressive bloggers, Blue Gal, that Romney doesn’t really want to win, that he essentially he is just pushing for POTUS because it was the next logical goal for an wealthy, entitled white guy with certain connections.

    Another story line is that the right really doesn’t want to win the presidency and that Obama winning, and four more years of smears, slurs, and economic degradation caused by continued GOP obduracy to anything that might improve the economics, will put Ryan into contention under advantageous conditions as their preferred candidate.

    Seems to me that this development, and the fact that it shows up on FOX, supports the view that he right has accepted the first point and sees great advantage in the second. Rule of thumb is that when they stop jabbing with the right a strong left hook is on the way.