"Lie" is a such a strong word. Perhaps that's why the Associated Press, among other press outlets, chose to plumb new euphemistic frontiers in its search for the perfect way to describe the genre-bending creative nonfiction of Paul Ryan's vice-presidential acceptance speech.
Which euphemisms were actually employed by the media?
* "It's keeping fact-checkers busy…[the Obama campaign] is trying to call attention to perceived inaccuracies in Ryan's speech" - Chuck Todd, MSNBC.
* "Factually challenged" – John Berman, CNN.
* "Factual shortcuts." - Jack Gillum and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press
Personally, I wish someone would use freedom fable.
Tags: Media, Paul Ryan, Republican National Convention