Tags: obama | romney | campaign | election

Obama Outsourcing Ads Campaign Spin

Monday, 02 Jul 2012 09:50 AM

The Obama campaign has launched a series of ads attacking Mitt Romney for outsourcing based on a story by The Washington Post, but a fact check of the ads by the paper finds there is “little in the Post article that backs up the Obama campaign’s spin.”

The article has created a stir in the campaign since the Post published it last week. The Romney campaign has charged it is inaccurate and demanded a retraction and the Obama campaign has seized on it to attack Romney. The Post, meanwhile, has refused to retract it and is standing by it.

The Post’s fact checker, while not examining the article itself, notes that “both campaigns have seized on a news report in The Post, and both are describing it inaccurately for their own political purposes. The Obama campaign has even made the report the centerpiece of its current ad campaign.”

The article appeared online June 21 with the headline that said: “Romney’s Bain Capital Invested In Companies That Moved Jobs Overseas.” The print version carried the headline, “Bain’s Firms Sent Jobs Overseas.” Obama senior adviser David Axelrod quickly released a statement claiming that Romney “made a fortune advising companies on how to outsource jobs to China and India.”
“The actual article, in fact, does not say that transfers of U.S. jobs took place while Romney ran the private equity firm of Bain Capital,” the Post wrote. “(Since Romney kept an ownership stake in Bain, he may have still benefited from transactions, but “advising” is another matter.)

“Instead, the article says that Bain was prescient in identifying an emerging business trend — the movement of back-office, customer service and other functions out of companies that were willing to let third parties handle that business. Several of the companies mentioned in the article grew into major international players in the offshoring field today.”

In conclusion, the Post wrote, “The Obama campaign moved quickly to define what the article said, claiming that this transfer of jobs took place while Romney ran Bain. That’s not what the original article said.

“Yet the campaign clearly seized on this report because their interpretation fit with a long-term ‘outsourcing’ attack they have waged against Romney. One of their outsourcing ads before the article ran, in fact, earned Four Pinocchios. These new ads would not fare much better; there is little in the Post article that backs up the Obama campaign’s spin.”


© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Wash Times: Senate GOP Requests Obama's Emails in IRS Inquiry

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 08:48 AM

A group of Senate Republicans have called on President Barack Obama to turn over all communications that he and his aide . . .

Obama to Democrats: Time to Fight for Middle Class, Party Message

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:42 AM

At the annual Democratic retreat in Philadelphia this year, President Barack Obama urged lawmakers to keep up the fight  . . .

Romney to Update Supporters on Potential 2016 Run

Friday, 30 Jan 2015 07:18 AM

Republican Mitt Romney is to give an update to his supporters on Friday on whether he should run for president a third t . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved