“ This is exactly what this crowd of Republicans here, certainly Republicans all across the country were hoping for. He delivered a powerful speech, Erin, a powerful speech. Although I marked seven or eight points I’m sure the fact checkers will have some opportunities to dispute if they want to go forward, I’m sure they will. As far as Mitt Romney’s campaign is concerned, Paul Ryan on this night delivered.”
Journalists: if you don’t focus on their lies they’re going to keep telling them. It’s more than a bit frustrating you’re only now talking about your responsibility to call out lies. You’ve trained politicians that lies have no cost. As long as one side sticks to the agreed upon message, you’ll cover it as the other side of the story.