Oh, just REALLY, CNN:
Blitzer: So there he is, the republican vice presidential nominee and his beautiful family there. His mom is up there. This is exactly what this crowd of republicans here certainly republicans all across the country were hoping for. He delivered a powerful speech. Erin, a powerful speech.Although I marked at least seven or eight points I’m sure the fact checkers will have some opportunities to dispute if they want to go forward, I’m sure they will. As far as mitt romney’s campaign is concerned, paul ryan on this night delivered.
The fact-checkers will get to it. Because the journalists aren’t fact-checkers. They don’t keep anybody honest. They just spew out whatever people tell them, and leave the actual work to the fact-checkers. Who, as everyone by now knows, don’t dictate the Romney campaign.
And why should they? They’re just “fact-checkers,” which sounds like the guy who bags your groceries. They’re just the people to whom we have outsourced the job of keeping our democracy honest. I swear, we’re about 40 years late on that cable news ethics panel and it is starting to get on my goddamn nerves.
Keep making the case for the value of journalism, people, while your elder stateman, Wolf Fucking Blitzer, is all, “I’m sure at some point someone will point out the vast swaths of that speech that were utter bullshit, but for God’s sake let’s not do that on our air while people are looking.”
Sometimes I wish there was actually some kind of Respectable Reporters’ Club, so that they could kick people out for stuff like this. At the very least, the next journalism school to book him for a speech should have to seat six or seven “fact-checkers” next to him to make sure we all know what’s really going on.