Media Calls Paul Ryan A Liar. Real Facts Say Otherwise…

When Paul Ryan said an auto plant in Janesville closed down shortly after a visit by then-candidate Barack Obama – he was right.  Liberal pundits scrambled to declare Ryan was lying – that the plant closed down in 2008 so it could not be blamed in any way on President Obama.  Problem for them is that the plant actually did not close until 2009.  Those media pundits failed to do even the briefest of fact checking their own fact checking. 

(MSNBC’s Chris Mathews was among many liberal media pundits to incorrectly call Paul Ryan a liar. )



Seems like fact checkers need to do some fact checking of their own assumptions.  Paul Ryan’s speech last night included a reference to a GM plant in Janesville that closed, which Ryan used to criticize Barack Obama for failing to meet his campaign promises.  A number of “fact” checkers jumped all over Ryan’s anecdote to claim that he lied about the circumstances of the plant’s closure.

…Actually, those “facts” aren’t quite accurate, either.  As the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported in September of last year — long before Ryan got added to the ticket — the Janesville plant got shut down in 2009, after being notified of their pending closure in December 2008:

The Janesville plant stopped production of SUVs in 2008 and was idled in 2009 after it completed production of medium-duty trucks.

…Ryan acknowledged that the plant had already been slated for shutdown in 2008.  That was his point.  People voted for him because they thought Obama represented hope to get the plant back in operation.   In fact, that had been known since at least February 2008, when Obama came to Janesville to speak, and specifically addressed the plant closure in his remarks, delivered at the plant itself — and promised to keep it and other plants like it open “for the next hundred years” 

That’s the promise that Barack Obama failed to deliver — even when the government took ownership of GM.  Ryan had it exactly right, and the fact checkers have made a mockery of their own profession by stepping all over their own biases to refute Ryan.    LINK

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22 Comments to Media Calls Paul Ryan A Liar. Real Facts Say Otherwise…
    • Obeline
    • Poor, demented Chris Matthews . . . his daily hysterics are scaling new heights of foolishness.

      Take a break, Chris: Jessie Jackson, Jr needs a roomie.


      • Ace
      • Matthews is not “demented”, he’s just following his marching orders.
        It’s the last wall of defense—”Romney is a lying racist”.
        It’s over, and they know it.

      • Jules
      • Actually, I think Obeline is right, that Chris is suffering from some sort of dementia (allowing a wide definition of such).

        Without regret, I admit having not followed the career, such as it is, of Mr Matthews closely, but it seems as though he is bitter and very envious of his friends who have gained greater notoriety than he.

        He is somewhat obsessed with Rush, undoubtedly jealous, and is grasping, always grasping, for someone who will let him be Robin to his Batman. Only nobody finds that particularly appealing evidently.

        So he is left with pleasing and blending in with the looney lefties at his network. Oh, but he doesn’t really like it, not one bit. Therefore, poor Chris is sad, lost, adrift, just like you-know-who.

    • werbaz neutronName
    • These “professional” democrats are chained in slavery to their “rice bowl of chatter” and Ryan gave it another “shake” last night…….

      These political sucker fish are rapidly shrinking in both size and stature before our very eyes, devolving upon their own fake realities in shrill desperation.

      Little more, now, than court jesters to a falling king.

      • truthandjustice
      • Which reminds me….keep “hearing” Humpty Dumpty:

        Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
        Humpty Dumpty had a great FALL
        And all the king’s men
        And all the king’s horses
        Could not put Humpty Dumpty together again!!!

    • JusticeForAll
    • The facts are the facts – taken from the liar in chief’s speech given at the General Motors plant in Janesville, Wisconsin on 2/13/2008. As they say, if you’re going to lie, better have a great memory – or keep a diary for reference. Read the second paragraph, Paul Ryan was 100% correct.

      “This can be America’s future. I know that General Motors received some bad news yesterday, and I know how hard your Governor has fought to keep jobs in this plant. But I also know how much progress you’ve made – how many hybrids and fuel-efficient vehicles you’re churning out.”

      “And I believe that if our government is there to support you, and give you the assistance you need to re-tool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years.”

      The question is not whether a clean energy economy is in our future, it’s where it will thrive. I want it to thrive right here in the United States of America; right here in Wisconsin; and that’s the future I’ll fight for as your President.”

    • lanurse1
    • As Chris Matthews continues his slow descent into madness (one I enjoy watching by the way) he gets bolder and bolder with his racist statements…he declared last night that Ryan was only talking to “white people” and he said the audience didn’t agree with Dr. Rice’s immigration comments they just applauded to be nice…his malicious lies should be stopped by MSNBC,,,

    • Obeline
    • The Dems’ Convention in Charlotte will be a trial to anyone who can reason.

      Today’s Democrat wouldn’t know a fact if it jumped up and bit him/her in the face.
      Or elsewhere.


    • ThroughtheLookingGlass
    • Don’t let it bother you that Chris Matthews is a raving lunatic. There are so few that watch him for information…more like entertainment… like the voyeurs watching a train wreck to slasher films.

      As for Barry’s speech in Wisconsin, it’s more proof that the government did not see the need of supporting the people of Janesville in their hours of need. Did the entire city vote for GOP candidates and incur the wrath of the Government…er…Barry. How immature and narrowminded can Obozo get?

    • truthandjustice
    • Rush’s take today was that he seriously thought he might be having a nervous breakdown. Wasn’t joking. Well, could be. These people usually cannot handle realities and they are frighteningly unstable, shallow, unbalanced. Don’t think it’s far from the truth when people say it’s a “mental condition” (along with emotional, spiritual)

    • Charlotte
    • Chris Mathews looks like one of those white colonialist types, dressed in khakis, sitting on the stoop/verandah in Kenya sipping a gin and tonic while Bracky the houseboy dressed in a white overshirt and shorts with a red stripe around the edges, holds the tray. Then he gets a tingle up his leg and winks to Bracky and whispers out the corner of his mouth:”later boy, at the stables after dinner”

    • Paloma
    • Poor wittle Cwissie, he so enjoyed that tingle up his wittle leg that he got when thinking of Bari. Now, with his (senile?) dementia, there is only an occasianal (accidental) tinkle down his wittle leg…sigh…such a cruel, cruel world.

    • Michael
    • Chris Mathews loves shoving out that race card. The whitest man on TV. Mathews is so white they have to put him in black face just so that he’ll show up on camera.

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