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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Fact Checking The RNC

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the American Legion National Convention on Wednesday. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the American Legion National Convention on Wednesday. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Paul Ryan is being chastised by some in the media this morning for being factually challenged in his speech Wednesday night at the RNC. For instance, factcheckers agree that Ryan falsely implied that President Obama broke a promise to prevent a car factory in Ryan’s hometown from closing, when the factory shut down before Obama took office.

And Ryan repeated now-debunked statements about Obama’s proposed Medicare cuts and other Republicans have repeated claims that have been deemed false about the president changing welfare-to-work requirements. A Romney pollster raised eyebrows this week for saying “we’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers.” What’s true and what’s not in speeches made at the RNC?

Guest:

  • Angie Drobnic Holan, Deputy PolitiFact editor at the Tampa Bay Times

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