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

harry calohan Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 3:47 AM
Obama's Sick Economic Record. 1) First U.S. Debt Downgrade in American History. 2) Highest Level of Federal Spending since WWII (25% of GDP). 3) Highest Budget Deficit since WWII (10% of GDP). 4) Lowest level of Employment since 1983 (58.1% of Adults Working). 5) Highest Long Term Unemployment Rates since the 1930's (45.9% of Total Unemployed for Six Months or Longer). 6) Median Income Is At Its Lowest Level Since 1997. 7) Number Of People (over 16) Who Didn’t Work At All Last Year Increased To 86.7 Million. 8) Number Of Americans Living In Poverty (46.2 Million) the Highest Level On Record. 9) Child poverty rose from 20.7 percent in 2009 to 22 percent last year. 10) Economy added no jobs in August the first time since February, 1945.

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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