Stephanie Cutter stands by ‘overboard’ ads; ‘We take fact-checking very seriously’

The Obama campaign’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter didn’t earn the nickname “lying liar” for nothing. Today, the woman who claimed she didn’t know the details of steelworker Joe Soptic’s story as he linked Mitt Romney to his wife’s cancer death — even though he had been featured in two previous ads — told CNN that “we take fact-checking very, very seriously.”

Cutter was appearing on “The Situation Room” to “clarify” remarks that the president had made in an interview with “60 Minutes,” in which “good cop” Obama had admitted that his campaign had sometimes gone “overboard.” Ever the helpful water-carrier, “60 Minutes” left the president’s admission out of Sunday night’s broadcast.

Leave it to Cutter, then, to insist that the campaign stands by all its ads, even the ones that go overboard.

Cutter has been known to go where she knows her lies won’t be questioned, and it seems CNN is happy to provide a safe house for plenty more of the same.

  • Brett McMicken

    as in “we seriously avoid it”

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    as my grandma always says:
    a lier falls faster than a crippel

  • Right Wired

    “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve
    learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one
    surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that
    person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort
    of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to
    the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies,
    there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the
    blackest of all.”

    Ayn Rand,

    Atlas Shrugged

    • Isabella1709

      The general public is not smart enough to know the difference. How else would have Obama been elected.

  • Inperspective

    Now days, true fact checking is………. well…. checking sites like this to see what important news CBS has omitted from it’s news broadcast in order to completely change it’s meaning. CBS truly is…. SEE B.S.!!!!

    • Aestro

      I would recommend a site that isn’t Twitchy, whose sole purpose appears to be to smear any Democrat that speaks. does a pretty good job of attacking both parties for lies and exaggerations, which are plentiful.

      • James Atkins

        If by smear, you mean displaying and exposing what THEY said, then I tend to agree.

      • Kent Vig hahahahahahahahahahahaha…..While I agree Twitchy loves to point out the hypocrisy of the left, and yes there is hypocrisy on the right that gets pointed out on a daily basis by the MSM, is farrrrrrrrrrrr from even handed when fact checking. And please don’t quote me articles from snopes or media matters to back up that silly claim.

      • mayorofshadyvil

        I would recommend the eye and ear test. I think the Romney campaign’s “negative” ads include truth. Yet they are immediately attacked. Obama has continued to scare women, scare seniors, scare minority voters with outright LIES. Go wherever you want, but I come here to laugh at you, not do research. All you need is Google news and links to newspapers to do your own research.

      • LightSabre

        Twitchy is one of the most HONEST sites on the internet. has been shown to be wrong on whether something is fact or not, when it has something to do with Obama.

  • TJCrane_NCC1701

    Holy carp ! WOW WOW WOW !
    “Lying liers” is an understatement !
    It’s unbelievable the manure that the press lets liberals spew !

  • Jeff Warden

    C.B.S. – Consistent BillSh*t….Mass media is mostly just a propaganda arm of the demwacko party

  • mayorofshadyvil

    For example the football game ran a “Romney loves China ad” a bunch of times here in NJ. So I looked up the Trans Pacific Partnership, and how Sen. Wyden(D) was furious at the covert anti American nature of the administrations policy. That’s in Seattle newspapers, the huffpost, the Boston Globe. Are those conservative safe havens @Aestro?

    • Aestro

      Nope, and yet they’re capable of running articles critical of the President’s policy rather than attacking someone for daring to criticize him.

      I’m not going to defend everything from every Democrat, even President Obama. He’s still a politician first and foremost. He’s in the middle of a campaign, and any political campaign will have exaggerations, hypocrisy and outright lies. That’s not an excuse either – it’s wrong, but that’s politics now. It sucks. I’ll still vote for him because at the end of the day I agree with his policies much more than I do Romney’s.

      • Grumpa Grumpus


        “at some point (which we decide) you’ve earned too much”

        That philosophy only makes sense if you believe all the fruits of a man’s labor belong, not to the man laboring, but to those deciding. That is slavery.


        It’s a pleasure to meet someone honest enough to actually admit that they are in favor of slavery!

        • Aestro

          Is this actually a response to anything I just said?

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    That’s a misprint!
    It should read “we take fat-checking very seriously.”

    Well, I guess you have to when you work for the world’s biggest fathead!