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Paul Ryan’s ‘Free Lunch’ CPAC Story Never Happened
Mediaite ^ | 3/7/14 | Matt Wilstein

Posted on 03/10/2014 5:35:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Remember yesterday at CPAC when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told that devastating story about a young boy who said he no longer wanted free, government-provided school lunch because that meant he didn’t have “someone who cared for him?” And how that meant Democrats want poor Americans to have “full stomachs and an empty soul?” Well, it turns out none of that was true....

Ryan himself took to Facebook Thursday evening to express his “regret” for “failing to verify the original source of the story.” He then links to a National Review article that quotes the story without indicating it was false...

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hypocrisy; media; truth
Heard a liberal say that Paul LIED about the incident....doesn't seem like he LIED to me....a LIE is when you say THREE DOZEN TIMES that people who like their plan can keep their plan.

Mediaite needs journalism lessons.

1 posted on 03/10/2014 5:35:50 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Funny.

MILLIONS of “free lunches” ARE BEING REJECTED because they taste bad and are worthless because Michelle gets fat.


2 posted on 03/10/2014 5:37:59 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Paul is not my favorite, but telling and unverified anecdote is a LOT different than willfully LYING.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 5:41:29 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: SoFloFreeper

I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky

I was named for Sir Edmund Hillary (born before he climbed Everest).

I was ducking bullets on the tarmac in Bosnia.

I remember all those black churches being burned when I was growing up in Arkansas (history showed none were burned during that time).

If you like your Insurance Plan/Doctor/Life, you can keep your Insurance Plan/Doctor/Life.

I am a Christian [Barrack Obama]

Stephen Glass, New Republic.

Jayson Blair, New York Times.

Lots more where those came from.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 5:43:09 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

RHINO Ryan SQUISH


5 posted on 03/10/2014 5:44:55 AM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Gaffer

Rigoberta Menchu.

Three Cups of Tea.

Fake but accurate.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 5:46:55 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: SoFloFreeper

Who cares what Paul Ryan said.....the only person who thinks Paul Ryan has a shot at any higher public office is Paul Ryan....err and Mitt Romney!!!


7 posted on 03/10/2014 5:48:41 AM PDT by ontap
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Never tell a second hand story unless you verify it. If it isn't something that was told to Paul Ryan and the person who told it was lying, criticism of Ryan is fair game. At the very least, he should've said "according to a story I read in....."

Why are you people defending this sellout? If Cruz or any other non-RINO ebbellished a story with someone else's false anedcote, RINOs would be all over it.

8 posted on 03/10/2014 5:53:29 AM PDT by grania
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ryan is not too bright. Doesn’t he realize the media will verify/fact check every anecdote (even jokes) told by a Republican? Its his own fault.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 6:06:10 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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Just so. Conservative figures acting as if they will get a fair shake from the media. Stupid.
10 posted on 03/10/2014 6:14:56 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well Paul the marathon wonder does have a problem getting his facts straight


11 posted on 03/10/2014 7:01:18 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ryan’s story just did not sound like something a school kid would do and say.

He’s so smart the dems have his number.

In a way we are lucky Paul Ryan has used up his 15 minutes, and we don’t have to pretend to take him seriously any further.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: nhwingut
Ryan is not too bright. Doesn’t he realize the media will verify/fact check every anecdote (even jokes) told by a Republican? Its his own fault.

Yep. If you're not prepared to step into the fight, don't.

13 posted on 03/10/2014 9:09:04 AM PDT by Aqua Buddhist
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

While I agree with those who say Ryan was foolish to repeat as fact a story he had not verified, and I agree that such a fault is a small red flag against any politician, I recognize that the fault truly IS small.

The media will do their best to caricature and smear any candidate who stands up for law and order, for the limiting of the slide into socialism and every other noble cause.

Those who want good people in government will need to defend lots of “gaffes” as being trivial. The public needs to hear again and again that fair and balanced coverage is contrary to what the MSM delivers.


14 posted on 03/10/2014 12:12:28 PM PDT by Faith.With.Reason
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