Ryan 1, MSM/Obama 0

I was favorably impressed by Paul Ryan’s convention speech. It was quite effective, so effective that Team Obama and the MSM began counterattacking immediately. They’ve picked the wrong point of attack.

While listening to WETA-FM this morning (a classic music station, my iPod goes from Bach to Wagner), I heard the NPR newsreader at the 7:30 break mention that Rep. Ryan had blamed the President for the plant closing even though the plant had closed while George Bush was in office.

Wrong. The plant closed in June, 2009, as part of the GM restructuring. NPR isn’t the only MSM outlet spreading the Obama campaign’s false claim. Twitchy has a good collection of Democrat and MSM tweets and the conservative pushback.

They’ve lost control of the narrative. They’re panicking.

Is it November yet?

UPDATE–The ad almost writes itself. “We had good jobs until Obama and Government Motors shut down the plant here in Janesville …”


UPDATE 3–Prof. Jacobson fact checks the fact checker. It isn’t pretty.

UPDATE 4–After checking my iPod, I find that it goes from Albinoni to Zappa. Yes, Frank Zappa was a serious composer who did some interesting work with Pierre Boulez.

UPDATE 5–Stacy McCain:

They are a disgrace to the profession to which they claim to belong. Truth matters. Truth is precious and powerful. Liars are a dime a dozen.