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Paul Ryan and the Post-Truth Convention Speech - James Fallows - The Atlantic


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So I am impressed, in a bad way, that Ryan thought he could just brazen it through. But it is also impressive that, at least in the short run, parts of the press are responding as they must in an era when politicians don't care. That is, they're not simply quoting "critics" about things Ryan made up. They are outright saying that he is telling lies. For instance:

I still wonder what Ryan was thinking.

Either he believes the lies, or he thinks the lies don't matter.

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