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Fact checking the vice-presidential debate
Washington Post, by Gene Kessler

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Posted By:Toledo, 10/12/2012 7:34:49 AM

There were lots of feisty words and fishy facts in Thursday’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan. Here are some quick highlights. “We weren’t told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security.” — Biden, speaking of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya. Biden’s bold statement was directly contradicted by State Department officials just this week, in testimony before a congressional panel and in unclassified cables released by a congressional committee. “All of us at post were in sync that we wanted these resources,” said Eric Nordstrom,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: zoidberg, 10/12/2012 7:56:15 AM     (No. 8927716)

Actually, it's Glenn Kessler.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jackburton, 10/12/2012 8:15:38 AM     (No. 8927749)

Was that a fact check?


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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimK1, 10/12/2012 8:19:41 AM     (No. 8927758)

Breitbart had a fact check timeline last night that put things in perspective. About every 4 minutes, Joe told a lie or misrepresented something.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jimmiet, 10/12/2012 8:20:11 AM     (No. 8927760)

If he's lost State and Pa. what chance does he have?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mythman, 10/12/2012 8:50:52 AM     (No. 8927831)

People died, Joe lied. Beat him to a pulp with this.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/12/2012 9:40:30 AM     (No. 8927968)

I skimmed through Kessler's fact checking. Ryan comes out far better than Biden. In the few cases where Kessler can find flaws with Ryan's points, they are fine and nuanced.

Biden was in whopper territory. Again and again.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/12/2012 10:09:15 AM     (No. 8928056)

Kessler is a joke. He tries to explain away Democrat lies and uses his own opinions to point fingers at Republicans.

His "fact checks" have little to do with facts.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: CEP, 10/12/2012 10:24:10 AM     (No. 8928096)

The whole debate seemed to me to be an ambush debate to try and make Paul Ryan seem small and unimportant and not qualified. Radditz did an awful job and Biden was just creepy. Radditz questions toward Ryan were to throw him off the mark, i.e. What are your plans, you haven't given specifics, the question about their faith and abortion. It was not a debate but lopsided 90 minutes of trying to gotcha. Ryan did very well considering what he had to deal with.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: shepsmum, 10/12/2012 10:50:08 AM     (No. 8928156)

#6 is right. It's amazing how the balance was for Ryan. And that the Post allowed this to be printed!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: halfnorsk, 10/12/2012 11:06:29 AM     (No. 8928192)

Ol' Joe's biggest whopper: "We — this is a president who's gone out and done everything he has said he was going to do." He forgot a couple of minor items such as cutting the deficit in half and closing Guantanamo. Oh, yeah, he also forgot about making the planet heal and stopping the oceans from rising.

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