The Media Use the Video Library
August 13, 2012
As expected, the C-SPAN Video Library useage shot up Saturday morning as journalists and citizens alike used the C-SPAN Video Library to research and document the political career and comments of Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan. Here are just a few of the things that were written using the C-SPAN Video Library.
Appearing on C-Span shortly after he was first elected to Congress in 1998, Mr. Ryan said, “I do not think that more gun control laws are going to solve our crime problems.” He added, “Gun control is not crime control.” Noting that he had lived on Capitol Hill, Mr. Ryan said: “I’ve been mugged before. I’ve heard the gunshots. This city has perhaps the most stringent gun control laws in any city in the country. Yet it has perhaps the greatest crime problems with firearms.”
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BRIAN NAYLOR: In 1998, Ryan ran for the House seat vacated when Republican Mark Neumann ran for the Senate. By all accounts a determined campaigner, Ryan won surprisingly easily and joined the House at age 28. As a congressman elect, Ryan told C-SPAN he couldn’t wait to get back to Wisconsin.
PAUL RYAN: I’m an avid hunter. I come from Wisconsin. I’m actually – opening day of deer season is Saturday so I’m flying back Friday so I can join my family hunting for deer.
Chris Hayes: “I want to play this clip of Representative Ryan talking about Mitt Romney`s Massachusetts health care plan because this, to me, gets at something fundamental about what is in some deep sense somewhat of an odd pairing and also about the ideological journey that Mitt Romney has been on. Here`s Representative Ryan on C-SPAN in 2010 talking about Mitt Romney`s Massachusetts healthcare.”
Guess who doesn’t like Romneycare? In an interview with C-SPAN two years ago, Ryan was asked if he liked the Massachusetts health care mandate, passed by his new boss. “No – not well – actually I’m not a fan of the system. … Costs are getting out of control, premiums are increasing in Massachusetts and now you have a bureaucracy that is having to put all these cost controls, and rationing, on the system.” What’s the first question Ryan will be asked in a vice presidential debate?
In 1995, C-SPAN featured a program with a baby-faced young U.S. Senate staffer named Paul Ryan. Many of the themes Ryan hits upon in this interview are identical to those who have catapulted him to his role as vice presidential candidate.
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