“Fact Checking” Paul Ryan’s Speech: The Winstons go to work

In George Orwell’s 1984, Winston was responsible for historical revisionism, editing the past to match the Party’s preferred official version.  You might say he was the Party’s fact checker.

That brings us to last night.

When a blue-eyed boy scout from Wisconsin showed up at the Republican Convention to accept the VP nomination, then calmly devastated liberals’ worldview while making a mockery of their progressive messiah (all with a smile on his face), the Democrat’s response was predictable: get their media Winstons to stamp Paul Ryan’s speech with a “Fact Check” disapproval.  Ed Morrissey at HotAir addressed the plant closure fallacy, and then there are Ryan’s doubleplusungood Medicare claims, as reported by Associated Press Fact Checkers: Continue reading