An opinion piece by Fox News opinion contributor Sally Kohn went viral Thursday morning when the Internet took notice of it's criticizing of Paul Ryan's speech at the Republican convention as "dazzling, deceiving and distracting."
The key line:
Ryan’s speech was an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.
Now, Kohn is a Democrat, and her other recent pieces for Fox include headlines like "Obama's right, Americans can't succeed without government" and "It's time we start sharing the American Dream." But it's hardly a secret that Fox coverage leans conservative, so seeing Kohn's piece caused more than a few jaws to drop.
15 people who were shocked by the Fox fact check on Ryan's speech:
Wow.WOW.FOX News calls bullshit on Ryan's lie-packed speech:fxn.ws/OzkZ8f— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 30, 2012
Here's a FOX News article for your dad: foxnews.com/opinion/2012/0…— rob delaney (@robdelaney) August 30, 2012
When even Fox News calls you out for being "deceiving," you know you must've really crossed a line: foxnews.com/opinion/2012/0…— Jason Febery (@JasonFebery) August 30, 2012
Fox News (!) says Ryanattempted the record for "the most blatant lies slipped into a single speech." fxn.ws/OzkZ8f— John Perry Barlow (@JPBarlow) August 30, 2012
Holy Smokes! Even Fox News is calling P. Ryan's speech a mountain of lies and cow dung: foxnews.com/opinion/2012/0…— Bryan William Jones (@BWJones) August 30, 2012
Fox News obliterates Paul Ryan's speech for severe lying, misrepresentation. A must-read: fxn.ws/S1MYkq— Andrew Katz (@katz) August 30, 2012
Even Fox News (!) calls Ryan out on his geyser of lies: foxnews.com/opinion/2012/0…— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) August 30, 2012
Fox News Calls out Paul Ryan's Lies, Srsly, Fox News: Paul Ryan’s speech in 3 words -Dazzling, Deceiving, Distracting foxnews.com/opinion/2012/0…— laynie(@laynier) August 30, 2012
Although a few people did notice the source:
Just pointed out to me re: Fox News crit of Ryan's speech by Sally Kohn: "Fox News asked me to write liberal response" sallykohn.com— Neil Greenberg (@ngreenberg) August 30, 2012