Some music for an overnight thread, and for sharing news from the Hurricane Sandy disaster zones…
This animation of satellite photos from NASA shows Hurricane Sandy moving along the east coast and into the mid-Atlantic and northeastern US, and here’s another thread to post news and updates about the monster storm.
The latest TV ad from the Obama campaign pulls no punches, responding to the deceptive ad we posted earlier by directly calling Mitt Romney “dishonest.”
Mitt Romney’s lies have reached the point where his dishonesty is even being exposed by Chrysler, on their official blog: Jeep in China.
There are times when the reading of a newswire report generates storms originated by a biased or predisposed approach.
On Oct. 22, 2012, at 11:10 a.m. ET, the Bloomberg News report “Fiat Says Jeep® Output May Return to China as Demand Rises” stated “Chrysler currently builds all Jeep SUV models at plants in Michigan, Illinois and Ohio. Manley (President and CEO of the Jeep brand) referred to adding Jeep production sites rather than shifting output from North America to China.”
Despite clear and accurate reporting, the take has given birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore idle assembly lines and U.S. workforce. It is a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats.
Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China. It’s simply reviewing the opportunities to return Jeep output to China for the world’s largest auto market. U.S. Jeep assembly lines will continue to stay in operation. A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.
This was posted a few days ago and they don’t mention Mitt Romney by name, but here’s Romney’s latest television advertisement, repeating the bogus right wing talking point that Chrysler dubbed an “extravagant fantasy:”
Here’s an open thread for updates and news about the gigantic hurricane now beginning to batter the east coast. Landfall is predicted at 6 pm Eastern, near Atlantic City.
Today, Mother Jones’s David Corn has posted another recording of Mitt Romney at a private fundraiser; not as dramatic as the now-infamous “47%” video, but still very revealing of Romney’s (and wife Ann’s) true feelings — as Romney tells the audience that President Obama considers businesspeople “evil,” and his wife says Obama isn’t a “grown-up:” Romney to Business Crowd: Obama Sees You as an ‘Evil’.
Ever since I revealed Mitt Romney’s 47 percent rant, tips and tapes have come through the transom—including this and this. And another source who asked not to be identified just sent me an audio recording of a private Mitt Romney fundraiser from earlier this year. At this event, Romney didn’t decry half of the nation, but he and Ann Romney each expressed disdain for President Barack Obama, with the Republican presidential candidate asserting that Obama considers businesspeople “a necessary evil” and his wife suggesting that the president was not a “grown-up.”
This isn’t the first time Ann Romney has used that “grown-up” dog whistle, either. There’s a long history in this country of infantilizing black males, and the Romneys are simply carrying on this racist right wing tradition.