Introducing his interview with Bill Burton, the Priorities USA strategist behind the ad linking Mitt Romney to a woman’s cancer death, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pulled no punches, calling the spot “inaccurate” straight out of the box.

Burton, though, wasn’t about to surrender to CNN’s team of fact checkers, saying he “absolutely” stands by the spot.

And why not stand by it? What “fact” is wrong exactly?

President Obama earlier this year revealed the biggest mistake of his first term was not telling enough stories, and Priorities USA has apparently taken notice. “The point of this ad is to tell the story of one guy … and the impact [of the layoff] on his life,” Burton explained. “We’re not saying Mitt Romney’s culpable for that.” When Blitzer suggested the impression is certainly there, Burton replied, “I just don’t think that’s true,” adding, “It’s clearly lost on some folks, make no mistake about that.”

Blitzer did suggest that there are people as well who might credit Bain Capital successes like Staples and Sports Authority for saving their health insurance — thereby outing himself as a raving Romney fanboy and CNN as a right-wing network.

Others found Blitzer and team’s grilling rather thorough.

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Burton confirmed that the ad hasn’t yet been broadcast but has been shipped and should air this weekend in battleground states.

Following Blitzer’s interview with Burton, Erin Burnett teased the Romney-loving right-wing network’s upcoming segment.

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