4 Pinocchios for Mitt Romney’s misleading ad on Chrysler and China
The GOP lives in an alternate universe where alternate facts and things they would like to be true outweigh their sanity. Don’t follow them there, because delusional candidates and handlers gaining office isn’t going end well because it just can’t end well.
When a campaign does not announce a television ad, it’s a good sign that it knows it is playing fast and loose with the truth. Indeed, this is an excellent example of an ad that has a series of statements that individually might be factually defensible, but the overall impression is misleading.
The ad also comes on the heels of Mitt Romney’s mistaken claim in a speech last week that Chrysler was moving Jeep production to China — a statement immediately denied by the auto manufacturer. Yet the story apparently was too good for Romney to give up, because the ad repeats the claim, tweaked slightly to make it more accurate.