Having noted a Politico article with Speaker Paul Ryan mentioned in a litany of media articles today, all spinning the same narrative, we decided to dig directly to the sourcing and find out what CBS (here), The Hill (here), and Politico (here), were actually selling.
It took a little scouring, but the audio of a 30 minute interview between Glenn Thrush and Paul Ryan was located. (embedded below)
Having listened to the interview the articles outlined above are intensely dishonest about the construct of the interview and the subject of Ryan’s commentary surrounding candidate Donald Trump. The media is so dishonest – brutally so.
The interview is actually six days old. Apparently, the weekend polling showing Donald Trump beating Hillary Clinton drove the liberal key thumpers to find something, anything, to create the impression of internal conflict. Politico’s Glenn Thrush providing the original column inches needed for all others to expand upon.
Here’s the full interview (click the orange arrow to listen), the part with Ryan discussing Donald Trump begins around 14:00:
As much as we truly dislike House Speaker Paul Ryan the twisting of the interview to create the controversial articles is ridiculous.
That said, it is also apparent within the interview that Speaker Ryan holds a rather dismissive and arrogant opinion of the republican nominee; that also comes through in Ryan’s answers, inflections, emphasis and tone.
This is one of those examples of learning a great deal more about the inherent biases of the interviewer -and interviewee- by listening as opposed to reading a recap of what was said.
Eighteen years is too long for Paul Ryan to be working in Washington DC. He’s disconnected and can no longer reference the possibility of his own cognitive dissonance.