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Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign's ad on Jeeps made in China


See? Do something often enough you get really good at it!

It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign — that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep’s parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad.

And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.

People often say that politicians don’t pay a price for deception, but this time was different: A flood of negative press coverage rained down on the Romney campaign, and he failed to turn the tide in Ohio, the most important state in the presidential election.

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.


PhotOH! The story of the night, Chrysler edition




Video- Ford CEO Tells Fox's Cavuto: Without Auto Bailout, Entire Industry "Would Have Been In Real Trouble"




Video- SNL Parody of Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Super Bowl Spot


Too funny. The second and third parts here.


"They have decided that being a Republican is much more important than being an American."


Today's L.A. Times letters to the editor, Part 2, because our voices matter:

That Chrysler ad

Re "Some heard a political note in Chrysler's ad," Feb. 8

Is Karl Rove still with us? Do we care what he thinks? Republicans, advised by Rove and those from the past administration, can't seem to get that there are other opinions beside theirs.

I watched the Chrysler commercial aired during the Super Bowl. As for the reaction by conservatives, the only conclusion I can come to is that an evenhanded commercial cries "socialist" to them if they think the American people will "buy it." Therefore, they see things the unwashed masses don't.

They have decided that being a Republican is much more important than being an American.

Peter Wooley

Woodland Hills


VIDEO: Mitt Romney version of Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad


This is why I continue to admire my buddy and Blunt video contributor Andy Cobb. Second City continues to be one of my favorite sources of satire and wonderfully wicked humor:


No, seriously, he said that. If Mitt had his way, Detroit wouldn't be repped by badasses like Eminem and Clint Eastwood. It'd just be some dude, chillin' on the couch, dreaming what might have been.

Mitt sure did feel strongly about that whole "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" thing. Huh. Now that GM is the number one auto company in the world again, do you think we'll hear anything about that call between now and November?

Written/Directed by Andy Cobb
Director of Photography Mike Eshaq
Produced by Meghan O'Brien

Here is the original:

H/t: @markos


Clint Eastwood: 'I am Certainly Not Affiliated with Mr. Obama'


Leave it to Fox to keep kicking the dog. It's a Pro America ad that happens to benefit the man who's trying to fix the damn country.

Following the fall out over the controversial Chrysler Super Bowl halftime ad, Clint Eastwood spoke exclusively with O’Reilly Factor producer Ron Mitchell…

"I just want to say that the spin stops with you guys, and there is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain.

l am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message about just about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. I thought the spirit was OK.

I am not supporting any politician at this time.

Chrysler to their credit didn’t even have cars in the ad.

Anything they gave me for it went for charity.

If any Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it."