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

ThetruthRuth Wrote: Sep 09, 2012 11:12 PM
Ryan said this today to Norah; O’DONNELL: Now you’re criticizing the President for those same defense cuts you’re voting for and called a victory. RYAN: No, no — I have to correct on you this, Norah. I voted for a mechanism that says the sequester will occur if we don’t cut $1.2 trillion in government. … We can get into this nomenclature; I voted for the Budget Control Act. But the Obama Administration proposed $478 billion in defense cuts. We don’t agree with that, our budget rejected that, and then on top of that is another $500 billion in defense cuts in the sequester. O’DONNELL: Right. A trillion dollars in defense spending, and you voted for it! RYAN: No, Norah. I voted for the Budget Control Act.
IllinoisVoter Wrote: Sep 10, 2012 12:37 AM
Poor Norah; she is so simple minded and biased that she can not comprehend congressional budgets. When media people keep repeating misinformation, they mislead the general public. The Obama media and campaign advisors think the public is too stupid to know the difference from their lies and the truth. Unfortunately, many people are not taking the time to educate themselves about Obama's past as an Illinois senator and his lies to Illinois constituents and now his lies to the whole country. The only way Obama will win is with the help of the media lying for him too.

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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