Friday Night Video – Rachel Maddow and Shannon O’Brien on Mitt Romney’s Bain Truthiness
July 13, 2012 4 Comments
I think it’s smart of Mitt Romney to demand that Barack Obama apologize for Romney’s lies about when Romney left Bain Capital. It’s straight from the Karl Rove playbook of accusing your opponent of your own crimes. For example, George W. Bush ran away from serving in the Vietnam war, so he accused the war hero John Kerry of being unpatriotic. So long as the media doesn’t do its job investigating and reporting on the facts, the truth gets obscured in the minds of those who don’t follow politics closely.
Romney’s current problems concerning his lies about when he worked at Bain Capital don’t reside in the lies themselves, but with the possibility that the media might actually report these lies. Rachel Maddow certainly engages in actual reporting, including a conversation with Shannon O’Brien, who lost the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race to Mitt Romney in part because Romney denied any association with Bain’s unethical activity after February 1999. Despite being paid, you know, $100,000 per year by the company. Nice work if you can get it…
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