They have welcomed Ryan as the wonder boy for Romney. Now, with Ryan they can lie even more and use the press to do it. Case in point: the Richmond Times Dispatch. This manner of reporting has been done before, but this time it was blatant and unrepentant. The Richmond Times Dispatch ran an editorial on the then new campaign ad from Romney/Ryan, you know the one, welfare to work requirement was being removed. It was a lie. The Richmond Times Dispatch ran an editorial: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/rtd-opinion/2012/aug/15/tdopin01-gutted-ar-2131149/. Which was a lie taken from the lie Romney initiated about welfare. They ran it as truth. I said it before, republicans see lies as truth, and truth as lies. Today the Richmond Times Dispatch ran a news piece saying that the Romney ad had been proven false; http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/aug/20/new-romney-ad-pushes-debunked-claim-against-obama-ar-2142116/. There was no apology for their blatant lie, pro Romney editorial or failure to actually do their job. Even the newest journalism grad knows that you need at least three confirmations before you run a story. They did nothing. It was simple: whatever Romney/Ryan say is the gospel truth, and our editorial board is going to say so.
So ti be clear. The Romney campaign runs an ad that’s a complete lie. Some editorial writer from the Richmond Times-Dispatch writes in defense of the ad, using the ad as the only source of material and doing no fact-checking. The Romney campaign then uses the editorial (which was based only on the original Romney ad) as evidence that their ad wasn’t a lie. When in doubt always lie, lie, lie, lie. It makes Romney/Ryan the perfect Republican candidates.
Don’t let them make clowns of us. Vote. Tell the truth. When newspapers lie, we must write the truth. Expose them for what they are…hacks.