Of all the dumb comments made by television personalities during last night’s coverage of the Republican National Convention, perhaps none was more inane than this reaction from CNN’s Erin Burnett to the speech delivered by vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan:
There will be issues with some of the facts. But it motivated people. He’s a man who says I care deeply about every single word. I want to do a good job. And he delivered on that. Precise, clear, and passionate.
Say what? He cares deeply about every single word and delivered on that score — even though there are issues with some of his facts???
That’s like saying that he was determined to drive his new car home without having an accident, and did well in that regard except for half a dozen fender benders.
In reality, Ryan’s speech was a big hit among the partisans in the hall and in the television audience, but it also was a veritable feast for fact-checkers, as we see HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.