Mitt Romney’s Lie Wins Lie Of The Year Award

Mitt Romney’s Lie Wins Lie Of The Year Award
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During the last days of Mitt Romney’s 2012 election campaign, an ad claiming that Jeep was moving its production from the U.S. to China was released. The claim was refuted by both bloggers and President Barack Obama; nevertheless, PolitiFact has just named Romney’s lie Lie Of The Year.

According to PolitiFact:

“PolitiFact has selected Romney’s claim that Barack Obama ‘sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China’ at the cost of American jobs as the 2012 Lie of the Year.”

The first time that Mitt Romney mentioned that Jeep was moving its production overseas was during a speech given in Ohio. Several reporters pointed out the mistake and even a Chrysler spokesman responded to the claim on the company’s blog:

“Let’s set the record straight: Jeep has no intention of shifting production of its Jeep models out of North America to China … A careful and unbiased reading of the Bloomberg take would have saved unnecessary fantasies and extravagant comments.”

Mitt Romney, however, stood his ground. His campaign released an ad that stated the following:

“Who will do more for the auto industry? Not Barack Obama .. Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China. Mitt Romney will fight for every American job.”

Chrylser then refuted the claim again while Obama’s campaign created their own ad:

“Chrysler itself has refuted Romney’s lie. The truth? Jeep is adding jobs in Ohio.”

Congrats Romney- you managed to win something this year after all.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

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A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@MrPaulHudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and a mining startup in Turkey. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

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