Wed Jun 27, 2012, 02:54 PM
WI_DEM (33,497 posts)
Romney campaign seeks retraction of Washington Post outsourcing story that it originally stonewalled
When The Washington Post's Tom Hamburger asked the Romney campaign for comment on his story about Bain Capital's investments in outsourcing companies under Mitt Romney, they said no. "Romney campaign officials repeatedly declined requests to comment on Bainís record of investing in outsourcing firms during the Romney era," Hamburger wrote.
And when the article came out, the Romney campaign entered a cone of silence, deflecting questions about the story with attacks on President Obama. Their only substantive public comment was to complain that the story didn't distinguish between offshoring and outsourcing. But now that polling is showing the story is doing serious damage to Romney in swing states, the Romney campaign is suddenly changing gears.
Mitt Romney campaign representatives will meet with the Washington Post today to seek a formal retraction of its June 21 report that Bain Capital invested in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned.
The representatives will meet with executive editor Marcus Brauchli and other senior Post staff at 2 p.m. today at the Post's offices in Washington.
The group intends to argue that the Post's allegations against Bain Capital and the firms in question are either incomplete or inaccurate, sources familiar with the meeting say. Specifically, the group will argue that the Post misinterpreted the SEC filings it examined for its report and failed to adequately account for the support these firms gave to U.S. exports or U.S. businesses through foreign hiring.
But even though they are demanding the retraction, the campaign is still not going public with its case against the original report. In fact, it wouldn't even comment about the meeting.
Romney campaign officials did not respond to repeated requests for an interview or confirmation.
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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 04:01 PM
1StrongBlackMan (31,849 posts)
3. Again ...
Specifically, the group will argue that the Post misinterpreted the SEC filings it examined for its report and failed to adequately account for the support these firms gave to U.S. exports or U.S. businesses through foreign hiring.
Romney's camp doesn't seem to understand that for the vast majority of Americans, especially those that have lost jobs to out-sourcing/off-shoring, increased U.S. exports of foreign-made products and more money for U.S. businesses due to foreign hiring is NOT a winning argument.
In fact, it underscores President Obama's case ... a business owner doing well does not mean the american worker is doing well.
And, hopefully, with the romney camp's pushing, the WaPo will point this fact out. I can see the headline, now ..."Obama is right: Per romney, The private sector is doing fine ... Just not the American worker." This can use the corporate profit/8+% unemployment rate/Decline in Wage and Net Worth graphic:
Do I wish too much?