PolitiFact Names Romney Ad "Lie of the Year"
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#1 Dec 13, 2012
PolitiFact, the Tampa Bay Times' Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking project, has named its Lie of the Year for 2012. The winner/loser? The Mitt Romney campaign's eleventh-hour attack ad in Ohio claiming that President Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China."
Here' PolitiFact with the falsehood's origin:
It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad. And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.
Romney would go on to lose the all-important Buckeye State by 3 points.*
Since: Dec 12
#2 Dec 13, 2012
Almost everything that came out of Romney and Ryans mouth when checked against facts were proven to be lies. Of course he would win the #1 liar spot.
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