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Paul Ryan Exposes Stephanopoulos's Strange Failure to Note Interview with Obama
NewsBuster.org ^ | July 2, 2012 | Matthew Balan

Posted on 07/02/2012 7:11:39 PM PDT by Kaslin

After ignoring its own 2009 clip of Obama denying his health-care law was a tax increase, ABC finally played the snippet of the President on Sunday's This Week -- but bizarrely, they failed to mention that it was theirs. Host George Stephanopoulos highlighted an ad from Americans for Prosperity that included the clip, but omitted that he conducted the interview where the President made this denial.

Later in the program, Rep. Paul Ryan exposed what the ABC News host omitted, that "the President, on your show, said this is not a tax." [audio available here; video below the jump]

Paul Ryan Exposes Stephanopoulos's Strange Failure to Note Interview with Obama

Stephanopoulos brought on White House chief of staff Jack Lew to discuss the Supreme Court's decision upholding ObamaCare. He led the interview by noting how "the President's opponents have already seized on the ruling by Chief Justice Roberts that the health care survives because the payment it requires is considered a tax, not a penalty, and they are putting millions behind that message in key battleground states." The host then played the Americans for Prosperity spot.

Even though a graphic in the ad disclosed that the Obama clip came from an "ABC News interview, 9/20/09," Stephanopoulos glossed over this detail. He continued by asking Lew, "As you know, President Obama denied all along that this was a tax. Is he now prepared to defend it?"

Thirteen minutes later, during an interview of Paul Ryan, the ABC host pressed the Republican congressman about his budget plan, which includes Medicare reform. At one point, Ryan attacked the President's health care law: "We don't raid Medicare for Obamacare. We repeal Obamacare and extend the solvency of the Medicare trust fund in our budget." Stephanopoulos followed up by asking, "So you reject the charge that this could open up to the charge of hypocrisy?" The House Budget Committee chairman replied by pointing out what the former Clinton administration official didn't earlier acknowledge:

RYAN: No. Look -- look at the hypocrisy. The President, on your show, said this is not a tax. Then, he sent his solicitor general to the Supreme Court to argue that it is a tax, in order to get this past the Supreme Court. The broken promises and the hypocrisy are becoming breathtaking from the President, who says one thing to get this past Congress, and then, another thing to get it past the Supreme Court.

Interestingly, on Monday's Today show, NBC's Chuck Todd played the Americans for Prosperity ad as well, and followed it with the clip of Ryan from This Week exposing Stephanopoulos's role in the 2009 Obama interview.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortion; alteredsource; chucktodd; deathpanels; jacklew; obamacare; paulryan; zerocare

1 posted on 07/02/2012 7:11:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin Paul Ryan ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


2 posted on 07/02/2012 7:26:38 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kaslin
Hey Stephie, you are turtly enough...


3 posted on 07/02/2012 7:30:24 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Kaslin
I suspect a good investigator will find that Stephanopolis and Obama were students at Columbia at the same time, same major and graduated a year apart. Maybe they took the same classes under Pivins. There is much more to their relationship than meets the eye.
4 posted on 07/02/2012 7:35:02 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Kaslin

Hope Romney picks this guy. When he gets his Irish up, he can be quite pointed. Porter and Pawlenty exude blandness.


5 posted on 07/02/2012 7:36:20 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Kaslin
Ryan with Stephanopolous is like the Reverend Mr. Black with a whorehouse pimp. No contest.
6 posted on 07/02/2012 8:24:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin
Interestingly, on Monday's Today show, NBC's Chuck Todd played the Americans for Prosperity ad as well, and followed it with the clip of Ryan from This Week exposing Stephanopoulos's role in the 2009 Obama interview.

Ah ha!!! NBC will even throw Obama under the bus, temporarily, in an effort to slam ABC and help their own ratings. "Sorry Mr. President, but, to expose Georgie Boy's hypocrisy, and sucker punch a competitor, we've got to expose you as the liar and deceiver that you are. But, this is just for this one time. And, you know, Mr. President, we'll make it up to you."
7 posted on 07/02/2012 9:51:19 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: RobbyS

Porter and Pawlenty exude blandness.
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I assume you meant Rob PORTMAN of Ohio; huh? If he does pick Portman, do you think he’ll be able to deliver Ohio for the GOP?


8 posted on 07/02/2012 9:53:05 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: Kaslin

There should be all sorts of clips out there from the 2008 Democratic primary campaign when Obama ran AGAINST the mandate and AGAINST any penalty.

First, Obama was against the mandate because he was against a penalty. Then he signed a confusing bill with a mandate and a tax penalty that the I.R.S. can kind of enforce if it really, really wants to ... maybe. Then he went to court saying it was commerce, not a tax. But the ruling said it was a tax. So now Obama is firing off frantic emails to his rich donors, begging for more money so he can lie as much in the 2012 campaign as he did in the 2008 campaign.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 12:04:04 AM PDT by billclintonwillrotinhell
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To: billclintonwillrotinhell
That's a pretty fair summary of what Barky's been up to.

The Romnoids need to get after those old Obama clips from 2008, lying his @ss off about what he'd do on healthcare (or not do), if elected. Monumental, continental liar.

And yeah, guys, keep reminding us of all the Clintonopoulos-Blumenthal (Sid, Max "Beast" Blumenthal, that is) and their multiple, ramifying, anastomosing, haustorial interconnections with Obozo, the Clintons, and Frances Fox Piven and her Columbia Communists.

10 posted on 07/03/2012 2:02:46 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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