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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:32 PM

Press Gave Romney A Pass On Using Fabricated Quote, So Other Campaigns Doing Same

http://www.ourfuture.org/blog-entry/2012073023/press-gave-romney-pass-using-fabricated-quote-other-campaigns-start-doing-same


Apparently the press is not calling the Romney campaign out for using a fabricated quote in their new ad. Seeing this, at least one other campaign has launched an ad that also fabricates a quote.

Got Away With It -- So Doubled Down On Deception

The Romney campaign got away with running an ad last November that claimed President Obama had said something he did not say. They were caught using a quote in an ad portraying Obama as saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose," when Obama had really said (four years previously), "Senator McCain's campaign actually said, and I quote, 'If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose."

They got away with that, even won the nomination after doing that, so they felt empowered to take it to the next step. They doubled down on the deception. The Romney campaign is running an ad that edits together different pieces of a campaign speech by President Obama, even taking out words, to make it sound as if he said something that he did not say, and then attacks him for it. They edited sentences to change President Obama saying that business owners did not build the roads and bridges that help them be successful, into sounding like he is saying business owners think they're so smart, but they didn't build their businesses!

In Deceptive New Romney Ad Is Key Test For Media I asked, "How will America's news media respond? Will the public be informed that they are being lied to? And if not, what comes next -- "photos" of the President robbing a bank?"
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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 08:41 PM

1. media in america have no balls...

they lie...larry kudlow interviews mitt... r u serious???

we are the minority...we must stay focused and work harder than the right...Believe

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:04 PM

2. Just for a test, the Obama campaign should try the same thing

And see it the media picks up on it. Tell and egregious lie based on doctored sound clips and see who howls.

But, no. We know they'll find it in a Ken Lay autopsy and it'll lead all the network shows.

You can't win fighting the opponent AND the media. Let Mitt hang himself.

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Mon Jul 23, 2012, 09:09 PM

3. He's still doing it

With the banners he has at his rallies. I don't know why the GOP ALWAYS get a pass for stupidity.
Saw one on The Ed Show, but I can't remember what it said. It was something about building your own business. Sickening for the MSM to just keep their mouths shut. They did it for Bush with "Misunderestimated" Just laughed it off and says he coins his own words. Mitt might not be too far from Bush when it comes to smarts.

Anyone who lies this much has to be dumb, as with his followers, or the fix IS in.

Just saw the banner "We DID build it"

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