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Roger Simon wrote on Politico that Paul Ryan has been avoiding Mitt Romney, and calling him "The Stench." News websites and (of course) MSNBC reported the story without doing any follow-up research, but there was one problem. It wasn't true. Roger Simon made it up.

"Some people always don't get something, but I figured describing PowerPoint as having been invented to euthanize cattle would make the satire clear. I guess people hate PowerPoint more than I thought."

Funny thing about satire, Roger. It has to be, you know, funny. Did anyone really think Paul Ryan would call Mitt Romney "The Stench?" Give the guy a little credit. Even if he were ducking Romney for some reason, I'm sure he'd come up with a better nickname than that.

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In a recent interview, President Obama meant to say that tearing apart Paul Ryan's budget right in front of him was a mistake. What he said instead was this:

"I'll go ahead and say it – I think that I was not aware when I gave that speech that Jack Ryan was going to be sitting right there."

To be fair to the president, have you read Patriot Games? If I thought I'd somehow wronged Jack Ryan, I'd apologize to him first too.

(Barack Obama, Paul Ryan)