Well, last night after the much anticipated speech by republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the "hashtag" #LyinRyan was trending (meaning it was quite a popular hashtag & being used a lot during a certain time frame) big time on Twitter.
Not long after the speech, which contained obvious falsehoods, fabrications and outright lies, the country and the media were fact checking Ryan's speech for it's accuracy or lack thereof.
The main opinion is that Ryan's speech was chock full of lies, untruths & fabrications, which you can find in these media links below.
First up Fox News, which even dips it's toes into factual fantasies had to chime in on the Ryan speech
..........to anyone paying the slightest bit of attention to facts, Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/30/paul-ryans-speech-in-three-words/#ixzz253VNwnqo
Paul Ryan took the stage in Tampa and peppered his speech with lies, falsehoods distortions and exaggerations.
From USA TODAY
Paul Ryan's acceptance speech at the Republican convention contained several false claims and misleading statements.
From the NY Times opinion page
An army of fact-checkers swarmed around Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech last night, and the verdict was swift and unanimous: lies, omissions, a sweeping rewrite of recent history.
Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech at the Republican convention contained several false claims and misleading statements. Delegates cheered as the vice presidential nominee:
- Accused President Obama’s health care law of funneling money away from Medicare “at the expense of the elderly.” In fact, Medicare’s chief actuary says the law “substantially improves” the system’s finances, and Ryan himself has embraced the same savings.
- Accused Obama of doing “exactly nothing” about recommendations of a bipartisan deficit commission — which Ryan himself helped scuttle.
- Claimed the American people were “cut out” of stimulus spending. Actually, more than a quarter of all stimulus dollars went for tax relief for workers.
- Faulted Obama for failing to deliver a 2008 campaign promise to keep a Wisconsin plant open. It closed less than a month before Obama took office.
- Blamed Obama for the loss of a AAA credit rating for the U.S. Actually, Standard & Poor’s blamed the downgrade on the uncompromising stands of both Republicans and Democrats.