Sue Wilson: Facts Reign on Ryan's Charade
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan stepped into the vice presidential debate prepped with a cadre of misstatements to confuse voters (24, according to Think Progress' count.) But he didn't get away with much, what with Vice President Joe Biden giving him a drubbing ("Facts matter," Biden said again and again) and moderator Martha Radditz repeatedly holding his feet to the proverbial fire.
It's new territory for Ryan, and not just because it's his first venture onto the national debating stage. The seven term congressman from Southeast Wisconsin is not used to reporters verifying statements or asking hard questions because, throughout his career, he's been well supported by Big Media owners so blatantly right wing they publicly brag about their power to get Wisconsin Republican candidates elected.
The Milwaukee media market is unique (note: Ryan's 1st District does not include Milwaukee but is a mere 10 miles south, and Milwaukee media dominates it, as well as much of
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