“It goes without saying that there is definitely media bias,” Mr. Ryan said on “Fox News Sunday.” He said he believed that most people in the news media were left of center and pro-Obama; that meant that he and his running mate, Mitt Romney, needed to take their message directly to the people.Well thank goodness there's still safe places like Fox News Sunday for Paul Ryan to sit down and whine about the media. It's still not a safe enough place for him to actually explain how the numbers in Paul Ryan's Magical Budget of Rainbows and Catfood-Eating-Unicorns are supposed to add up—America hasn't been able to provide anyplace that safe, apparently, no matter how hard we might try—but at least it's a nice, safe place to complain about how the media that has quite charitably elevated you into a supposed Magical Budget Expert is secretly against you after all.
Mr. Ryan declined to say exactly where he saw such bias.
Ryan's spokesman, however, would like you to know that Paul Ryan was in fact not whining about the supposed anti-Magical-Budget-Expert bias of the media, and that he wasn't the one bringing it up:
Ryan’s spokesperson Brendan Buck later emailed POLITICO about the Sunday show appearance, writing that Ryan “did not blame the media. He was asked a question about media bias and answered it. And his answer made clear it's not something he worries about.”From the same article, about a fundraiser held the same day:
“We can’t expect the president to play fair — he’s not,” Ryan told donors at a fundraiser in West Hartford, Conn., in a video on the Rocky Hill Republican Party Facebook page. “And we’re not expecting the media to tell our story — they’re not. That means we have to do it ourselves. […]”Well, all righty then. Yep, no whining there.