It's just amazing the difference in how they interview Republicans VS Democrats. Notice how frustrated he was that Ryan blew thru the first two interrogations, he had to rip off the glasses and announce oh yea well you guys didn't mention Afghanistan, great journalism.
Ryan knows that he knows what he knows... 'cause he knows his own heart.
Q - Matt Lauer at 21sec. -
"... would you concede that while many of the things you said ... some were not completely accurate?"
A - Paul Ryan -
"No, not in the least, actually.
"What they're trying to suggest is that I said ... ."
Notice how NBC edits the footage to show images while Paul Ryan explains the facts, to further distract people. They are a despicable, global elitist organization.
PR is more than competent, he is brilliant, capable, and respected on both sides of the aisle, unlike the current big government elitist in the White House.
Paul Ryan is brilliant, competent, and capable, unlike the big government elitist in the white house, and obliterates the leftists at NBC.
This is why Paul Ryan will make a fantastic vice president. He is razor sharp and he will not take any flack from the mainstream media. Just think about how foolish he's going to make Biden look in a debate. Ryan gives quick, concise, answers and he always backs up what he says with facts, something Obama doesn't even know how to do. Ryan was a great pick and this interview only proves that.
If Obama would make himelf available for these types of questions, would they ask them?
Of course not. "What's your favorite color?". Now that's a hard hitting news organization!!
One point of order.... The question to Obama was "what color pepper do you like" - relevant at the time because it was harvest time - not "what color do you like". If we're gonna demand truth from others, we gotta keep our own honest as well.
Libs give 2 kinds of interviews
Version 1(For Republicans)
Many have made accusations that your comments regarding ......
were false and perhaps deliberately misleading. How do you defend yourself against such charges?
Version 2(For Democrats)
Some of your political opponents have tried to make the claim that your comments regarding ...... were incorrect or misleading. How do you plan to respond to these attacks in order to set the record straight?
do an "Algor" on reporters - whatever their question, you don't answer that; just keep on speaking out your agenda.
Paul Ryan is a Bull Mastiff compared to Matt Lauer - who is like a Shiatsu.
This will be the heart of the Democratic campaign... "that Republicans lied". Why? Because they know that if most Americans wake up from this nightmare and understand that it has been the sucking Democrats in fact who have been lying, then Obama and his flying monkeys are cooked. And the waste of life LSM is fighting hard to save their savior... because when they are found out to be his sniveling, lying lapdogs (which they are), then their ratings will go further into the tank.
Obama is unable to win this election purely on social issues. Too many Americans have woken up to the hard reality that they are seriously hurting financially and that their future is in jeopardy... and no amount of fluff or candy coating will make up for that. The Democrats have NOTHING to run on this time around... so flat out lying and pointing the fingers at the Republicans is going to be their childish response.
And keep in mind, Obama already has the 50% of so-called Americans who don't pay taxes, most illegal immigrants who will vote illegally for him, most welfare recipients and single mothers, most blacks, most Jews, most youths (yewts), all of the public sector unions, and the rest of the ignorant dumbmasses who don't know no better. This will be an uphill battle. But I believe the Tea Party is stronger and MUCH more on fire to beat this devil and kick him the hell out of the White House than Obama's parasitic minions are. We will prevail with God on our side. Pray for His grace, mercy and strength and keep fighting the good fight!
Ryan told him, "read the speech", to which Lauer did not respond. Because he knows he doesn't need to read or watch the video of the speech because someone else tells him what it says and what he is to say. These talking heads are just that: talking heads. They are not journalists or reporters; just automaton talking heads who can read a script. Never give them credit for independent thought.
Thanks for the reminder why I haven't watched MSM for several years. Great smack down by Ryan.
Geez.... all they do is take a "talking point", add editorial comments, state it as though it was a fact, and then ask a question after the point is made. These people are pathetic.
I'm disgusted with the so-called fact checker sites.
Obama said "...if you own a business, you didn't build that." Romney pointed it out and they called him a liar because that's not what Obama meant. Uh, dumbasses, it's what he said so you can't call someone a liar because he points out what Obama actually said.
We are up against a tide of butt kissers that have Obama stamped on every side of the dice.
What is really amazing is that on twitter all the Democratic hacks are crowing about how awesome it is that Matt Lauer called Ryan out about his "lying" Cannot wait until they are stunned into silence November 7th.
You can actually hear Lauer's spite for him coming through. It's good that the media question the candidates thoroughly and I can't wait for them to do the same of O/Biden............
Lauer asks Ryan how the people can elect Romney to be Commander in Chief when he doesn't even mention Afghanistan in his acceptance speech. How absurd! Lauer had to reach for nonsense to use against Ryan.
Liberal media talking heads like Lauer could care less if Rome is burning down around their ears. They will continue to carry Obama's bucket of failure all the way to the end.
Lauer's claim of "independent fact-checkers" is ludicrous. He's referring to Politifact and other Democrat-friendly spin artists that equate disagreements of opinion with "lies" and regularly make excuses for the left.
Lauer repeats the false claim that the Janesville plant closed before Obama became president. He switches to Afghanistan because it's obvious that his "lies" meme is getting sliced up by Ryan's calm, collected restatement of the facts.
Lauer projects the kind of insincerity here that you get from disinterested service employees. I was almost surprised he didn't conclude the interview by saying, "Buh-bye!"
I get the feeling that Matt wasn't even listening to Rep. Ryan's answers, but was just waiting to pounce on him with another question.
Libots like Lauer are mindless talking heads that cannot compete with the intellect of a Ryan. The naivete' of the mainstream media is being exposed by their fanatical support for policies that have failed miserably. The mainstream media's perception of reality is so flawed, they expose their superficial agendas in such elementary ways it is becoming comical.
Lauer refers to
"...the closing of the plant, which you know, obviously closed before he [Obama] became president". Obviously you're not as well informed Matt, as we are here at Right Scoop. Scoop and many posters have already vetted this issue in previous posts. The plant did not fully shut down until 2009 after Obama became president. Lauer needs to be bitch slapped.
As far as Afghanistan goes, I don't think Obama has thought about it for several months either. Maybe he can take a "break from his campaign trail" to make a phone call and see how that is going from time to time...
Yeah, and this punk asks the question of Ryan as if he and Romney are trying to hide something. Gues what Lauer, Romney and Ryan have had no influence on what is happening in Afghanistan. Why? Because neither of them have been president for the past 4 years. The president is the one with the power to set and execute policy regarding military actioin, not a congressman or a presidential candidate who hasn't been in government for the past 4 years.. As you pointed out, Obama sits in his office and stares at the clock for his entire presidency and rarely if ever talks about Afghanistan, or anything else substantive for that matter, but that's not a problem for Lauer.
Was there something Ryan or Romney said in regard to Afghanistan that was contreversial? No. But in Lauer's form of "journalism" asking a question in an accusatory manner is what you do when you don't have anything substantive over which to accuse a Republican.
Ryan needs to get a little tougher with punks like Lauer. He defended himself well, regarding the facts, but he needs to turn the tables on these libs and point out when they lie, as Lauer did regarding the Janesville plant closing.
Lauer the Lib is over his head when talking to anyone about serious commentary. He should stick to the Annual Tulip Festival interviews. I agree that his tone was accusatory and unnecessary. While I would have liked him to respond with the facts as well, I like the way that Ryan answered. He was calm and honest and this allows the Libs who watch that awful show to see that he is not a rich blowhard SOB that just wants to argue. I think that hurt Gingrich. He would have been great and tough, but was a little too abrasive and scared some people off. Maybe we will catch one or two from the other side with the honey of the truth instead of the vinegar of hostility.
That's a good point. Still, I think it would help if he would correct Lauer or anyother lib interviewer when they lie. He could do it with a smile, which would make it all the more effective. The thing is, I've seen him do that sort of thing in past interviews very effectively. I hope we see a little more of it in the future.
Gues what Lauer, Romney and Ryan have had no influence on what is happening in Afghanistan. Why? Because neither of them have been president for the past 4 years. The president is the one with the power to set and execute policy regarding military actioin, not a congressman or a presidential candidate who hasn't been in government for the past 4 years..
Lauer is betting, correctly so, that the majority of his audience do not know this.
You know why its clockwork, right? Lauer got the DNC talking points and is just following their lead. It's all about collusion and working to ensure that Obama wins a second term.
Ask Matthews, he, at least, comes out and states it. Someone like Lauer (and Stephanopolous) will still lie about it, and claim there is no "bias."
Ryan did not Simpson Boyles because Obamacare language was KEPT IN THE PLATFORM and Ryan did not support Obamacare...THANK GOD!! I mean HEY MATT....Obama's Job Commission or Council has not met in over a year!! WHAT ABOUT THAT MORON???
Does Lauer offer even 1/10 of this level of scrutiny to any Democrat who comes on his show? I don't mind challenging the candidates or their surrogates, but almost the entire 5-minute segment was about fact-checking.
I know I mentioned this before, but I have to make a point about the fact that I graduated from Janesville Craig high school as well in 1990 (Paul Ryan graduated in 1988).
I bring this up now because of a point I wish Paul Ryan would make.
The closing of the GM plant in Janesville severely affected the high school. Most high schools in the nation that are near a specific industrial area have vocational programs that teach volunteer students a particular industry so they may choose to work in the local industry when they graduate, retaining local talent and keeping families together.
For instance, farming communities have large 4H clubs in their high schools.
In Janesville, there was not just a metal shop class; there was a complete auto servicing center operated by students. You could drive your car in to get an oil change, tire rotation, etc. High school students who were interested were being certified in general automobile service, among other things. The fee for service was less than anywhere else and the proceeds went to support the program.
They got to learn much more about automobiles than the average high school kid tinkering with their own car (though tinkering is a great way to learn - if it's your car :-)
High school graduates in this vocation were readily employable at GM. Closing the GM plant removed any incentive to train at this vocation in high school for a job that is not there when they graduate. I do not know if Janesville Craig high school still has this program, but it may be worth researching from the Romney camp.