At least, that's what Wolf Blitzer took away from it. But as Josh Marshall at Talking Points Memo notes, Blitzer didn't seem to think the factual errors were all that important.
So there he is, the Republican vice presidential nominee and his beautiful family there. His mom is up there. 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.
"A powerful speech" with only "seven or eight" facts to dispute? Sounds like a winner.
Erin Burnett agreed — "There will be issues with some of the facts. But it motivated people." And in the end, isn't "precise, clear, and passionate" more important than truthful?
Salon has now published a piece outlining Paul Ryan's lies, doing exactly what Wolf Blitzer and Erin Burnett couldn't manage.
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