TAMPA, Fla.–An army of fact-checkers swarmed around Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech last night, and the verdict was swift and unanimous: lies, omissions, a sweeping rewrite of recent history. But there’s one question no checker can answer: Why was it necessary to lie in the first place?
Mr. Ryan could have made a sharp critique of the Obama years without changing the underlying facts. That he chose not to do so suggests he isn’t sure the facts are on his side. MORE...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
NY Times on Ryan: "Why was it necessary to lie in the first place?"
David Firestone (NY Times):