The Keynote Speech at the GOP convention was delivered with passion and little respect for the truth by the GOP Governor of New Jersey. This reporter from the Washington Post was aroused by the passion, and had little concern about the truth or falsehood of the Governor's claims. The speech aroused the crowd as well. Governor Christie accomplished what he set out to do. The Washington Post reporter gave his speech an 11 on a scale of 1-10. He certainly knows how to inflame a crowd.
The Washington Post had other reporters at the GOP convention. Several were more objective. They pointed out some of the false claims made by Governor Christie. The Washington Post strives hard to be bipartisan. The editors are obliged to report both sides of political stories, even when one side is based upon lies. The NYT editorial that follows this post was less willing to grade the Governor's speech on the passion that it aroused.