The Paul Ryan-deranged Left developed a strange new respect for Fox News overnight.
Progressives lavished praise on Fox for publishing a “fact check” of Ryan’s GOP convention speech that called it “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies.” Naturally the highly retweeted column included too-good-to-check falsehoods like this one:
While Ryan blamed President Obama for the shut down of a GM plant in Janesville, Wisconsin, the plant was actually closed under President George W. Bush.
What these genius libs failed to note is that the piece was an opinion column written by progressive activist Sally Kohn.
— Killian (@killpundit) August 30, 2012
But never mind that. Even Fox knows Ryan’s pants are on fire. It was reported as straight news, right lefties?
Bless their hearts.
Wow. WOW. FOX News calls bullshit on Ryan's lie-packed speech: http://t.co/QwVljaYA
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 30, 2012
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 30, 2012
And the flock of progressive parrots couldn’t wait to spread the word.
— Kathy V/M (@kgvm) August 30, 2012
I am flabbergasted that Fox News would be honest about Ryan's speech and its many lies. That writer will soon be unemployed from Fox.
— Kent Blacksher (@kentblacksher) August 30, 2012
— Jeffrey Matthews MD (@JBMatthews) August 30, 2012
— Ross Bonaime (@rbonaime) August 30, 2012
When FOX News criticises your speech, you're one of two things, a liberal or a complete whackjob. And Paul Ryan certainly isn't a liberal.
— Martin (@thewetnoodle) August 30, 2012
Paul Ryan’s speech was so full of kaka that even Fox News is calling him out — http://t.co/MW2FKSsJ
— Kurt Opprecht (@opprecht) August 30, 2012
Gawd. Even Fox news calls Ryan a liar and even lists the inaccuracies: http://t.co/w09nB5MI
— Salim Ismail (@salimismail) August 30, 2012
Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words http://t.co/KGhZ3oA3 "dazzling, deceiving, distracting" You know it's bad 4 GOP when even Fox criticizes you!
— Kevin Zelnio (@kzelnio) August 30, 2012
Holy Smokes! Even Fox News is calling P. Ryan's speech a mountain of lies and cow dung: http://t.co/W8OkfSov
— Bryan William Jones (@BWJones) August 30, 2012
One lib tried to rain on the Ryan-bashing parade.
You guys, it’s exciting that an “official” Fox News commentator called Ryan’s speech deceitful, but she is their “progressive” columnist.
— Farrah Bostic (@farrahbostic) August 30, 2012
Honesty and reading comprehension? That won’t do. Time to get with the liberal program, doll!
Sally Kohn weighs in:
It's so funny, people keep thanking me for being a journalist but I'm not. I'm an opinion writer who tries to be fair.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) August 30, 2012
Hey, she’s trying. Very trying.