Based on news reports we're all seeing, hearing, and reading, there is an epic amount of hand-wringing going on in every media office, cubicle, and cubbyhole.
It's especially impressive that so many intricate, flailing hand motions can be maintained, all while your feet and legs are dancing as fast as they possible can, all around not saying what you mean.
You see, Paul Ryan has been using the English language again. As usual, he is not interested in using that language to shed any light on plans and facts, but on maiming and hiding them as best he can.
Meanwhile, news anchors, writers, and editors -- and everyone else who finds him- or herself in the clutches of mainstream media employment -- is scanning and thumbing through every possible Thesaurus that can be unearthed and brought to bear on a wholly vexing question:
What else can we call someone for stretching things, without using that awful "L" word?
This misplaced media fear implies a lack of fairness, they no doubt think, and introduces the presence of editorial bias -- not that bias wasn't introduced via audience demographic analyses and news-approach shaping to aid ad sales, along with the sheer subjective nature of human beings, tossed around through life as we are by our senses first and our brains last.
In the fight to find and know truth, we are surrounded by another fallacy, that all thoughts and facts are created equal, as we say. They are not. By way of grisly example: Being against the random killing of school-aged children for sport, as a policy plank, in no way requires the media to scramble, locate, and air the views of a crazed, pro-slaughter candidate.