Dishonesty Alert at the Washington Monthly

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on January 12, 2012

How do you not-so-subtly try to hype an attack video against Mitt Romney, without noting that it doesn’t even survive the most basic of fact checks?

A 28-minute film that attacks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for eliminating jobs at times stretches the truth and takes some reports out of context or selectively edits them.

The film, bankrolled by supporters of rival candidate Newt Gingrich and scheduled to be released today, focuses on Romney’s work as chief executive officer of Bain Capital LLC, a Boston- based private equity firm.

The film, “When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” focuses on Bain’s dealings with UniMac, KB Toys Inc., American Pad & Paper or Ampad, and DDi Corp. (DDIC)

A review by Bloomberg News shows that the film, while often relying on news accounts, doesn’t always give a complete picture. It includes comments from unidentified people who say they previously worked for Bain-owned companies. Their identities couldn’t immediately be independently confirmed.

I mean, I recognize that we are pretty much waist-deep in the campaign season, but I would have thought that there are some limits to partisan hackery, and pure shamelessness.

  • Anonymous

    Has former Enron adviser Paul Krugman weighed in on this kerfuffle yet?

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