7 Worst Media Brown-Nosers Who Enable Paul Ryan’s Lies
Many pundits describe the vice-presidential nominee as an intellectual heavyweight. He’s not — but you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media reports.
September 2, 2012
The myth of “Paul Ryan, serious budget wonk” has a history that dates since the 2010 Tea Party sweep of the elections, at least into the Bush administration. It’s been untrue for at least that long.
There were magazine stories of the Young Guns of the GOP—Ryan, Eric Cantor and Kevin McCarthy. They even chose that title to brand themselves, comparisons to the 1980s cowboy movies notwithstanding. If they were in a boy band, Ryan would’ve been the Serious One while Cantor was the Wisecracking One, and McCarthy, well, he was the One Everyone Forgets About. Other Serious Young Men gave Paul Ryan gravitas–even those ostensibly across the aisle, like Ezra Klein
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