The Weekly Standard’s Mark Hemingway earlier today called out PolitiFact on its “lie of the year,” Mitt Romney’s ad claiming that bailout recipient Jeep was considering moving production to China.
As Hemingway writes, “The ad … never said that Jeep was moving U.S. jobs to China, let alone its entire operations to China. All the ad says, and this is correct, is that the Obama administration played a hand in selling Chrysler to ‘Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China.'” PolitiFact responded to the Weekly Standard by arguing, “The Romney campaign was crafty with its word choice, so campaign aides could claim to be speaking the literal truth, but the ad left a false impression that all Jeep production was being moved to China.”
The Daily Caller’s Jim Treacher wasn’t buying PolitiFact’s explanation.