Stephen Colbert Compares Paul Ryan's Misleading RNC Speech To An Athlete 'Doping' (VIDEO)

08/31/2012 11:34 am ET

After GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan made a speech at the RNC that was so full of lies even Fox News couldn't ignore it, Stephen Colbert was ready to defend him from the "lamestream nit-pick patrol" we call the media.

On Thursday night's "Report," Colbert went over the most contentious parts of Ryan's speech, like the story he told about a GM factory closing due to President Obama, when it really happened under George W. Bush. He also lauded CNN for taking the right approach to covering the speech (which would be ignoring all of the mistakes).

But it was Colbert's analogy for Ryan that was the highlight of the segment. He pointed out how that just like in a real race, you sometimes have to cheat to win. In Paul Ryan's case, if he wins the race, it's logic that loses.

"Ryan stretching the truth to make his speech more effective is just another form of doping... In that if you believe him, you are a dope," Colbert joked.

Watch the full segment above.

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