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Norah O’Donnell Compares Paul Ryan’s Marathon Misstatement to Al Gore’s Internet Claim

AmericanLiberal Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 11:18 AM
This one is not even close. Gore saying he "invented" the internet was a right-wing fabrication. He said, inartfully, that he foresaw the information superhighway, as he called it back in the late 1980s, and contributed to the legislation that got the internet off the ground. That was true, notwithstanding how the stupidities of the right-wing echo chamber work their way into mainstream political life. Ryan, in contrast, being a filthy liar, just reverted to form and lied. Only now, he is under a microscope and got caught. Not even close. Gore is a bit of a blowhard. Ryan is an outright liar. And lying on something like best marathon time totally clinches it. Reflects an utter lack of decency and propriety.
waynesteapartyworld Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 2:46 PM
Al Gore didn't 'foresee' anything of the sort. The guy is a flunky ignoramus, who failed out of Vanderbilt University with near straight F's.
Bubbalou Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 12:09 PM
This was a thoughtful, articulate explanation of your point. It's just that you're full of baloney.

Today on Face the Nation, Norah O’Donnell interviewed vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. At the end of the interview, rather than asking him one last question about any of the pressing problems facing our country (and it’s not like there aren’t enough to choose from) she chose the completely-irrelevant-to-anything-going-on-in-this-world marathon time. And to top it all off, she believed a sound comparison was Al Gore saying he invented the internet. How nice.

The man misspoke, he acknowledged the error and has a perfectly understandable reason for making it. Of course, as Ryan acknowledges in the interview, it’s just another...

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