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Presidential Marathon Runners

marathon runnersThere’s been a lot of news recently on the exaggeration stated by Republican VP nominee Paul Ryan about his speedy marathon accomplishments. While Ryan has run a marathon – and I give credit to anyone who can complete one of these races – he felt the need to state to radio host, Hugh Hewitt that he ran the Grandma’s Marathon in two hours and fifty minutes. For those of you who have never run a marathon (myself, included); that’s fast. In reality, it is also a lie. Ryan actually ran the marathon in just over four hours (4:01:25). He claims his statement is actually a misstatement, but people who run marathons KNOW what their time was to run this. Should they forget, the information is easily accessible, as Ryan found out when Runner’s World magazine fact checked him. I’m not sure why he needed to embellish his running time because it is still an extraordinary feat. Not many candidates can say they have done the same. In fact, I could only find the following five people…

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Posted by Jimm - September 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm

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How Different News Agencies Spin Special Election

VoteI was just going to make this a post on Facebook, but it has some value here.  Democrat Kathy Hochul won Tuesday’s special election in New York’s 26th Congressional District (Buffalo, NY) in a strong Republican district.  When people report the news they have a way of spinning it so that it pushes their political agenda.  Here are the headlines from five different news stations and how they chose to tell this story. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 25, 2011 at 3:26 pm

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