Politifact Gives Mitt Romney “Lie of the Year” Award About Chrysler Moving Jeep Jobs to China

Politifact gives Mitt Romney the “lie of the year” award.  No surprise right wing blogger Matt Drudge gave the Romney campaign its talking points.

“It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign — that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. 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.”

The Jeep ad was the lie that kept giving and giving and sealed his doom in Ohio.

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 Politifact Gives Mitt Romney Lie of the Year Award About Chrysler Moving Jeep Jobs to China
Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.