Democratic Talking Points Are
Now Blowing Up So Fast In
Their Faces It's Hard To
Keep Track Of Them Before
They Are Debunked
Just a few days ago it was the 'OMFG, ROMNEY HAS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT! WHAT IS ROMNEY HIDING??!!' that blew up in their faces when it was pointed out the DNC Chair that was rolling out this attack - Debbie Wasserman-Schultz - also had revealed in her public tax filings that she has offshore accounts. Some in Swiss banks. OOPS!
Hey Dems - if you're going to attack Romney for having some of his wealth in offshore accounts, it's PROBABLY a good idea to make darn sure the person you are sending out to launch this attack doesn't have the same 'problem'.
I'm sure plenty of those big money donors at Obama's $85,000-a-plate fundraisers have some of their wealth in off-shore accounts too. If the Dem's object to this sort of thing, people escaping paying taxes by off-shoring their money, a good place to start would be by not putting any of their OWN money off-shore.
Just pointing that out. It's perfectly legal and if ya gots a problem wit' it, change the fricken' law already.
Well if you choose to look at these SEC filings a certain way, and
get really creative in how you read them, it's obvious even though
Romney's name appears nowhere, he's still secretly running the company!
OK. So. That meme blew up about Tuesday. Yesterday they rolled out a new one based on David Corn's mis-reporting last week in Mother Jones that claimed Romney was still secretly running Bain Capital after he supposedly had left the company to run the Salt Lake City Olympics. The Boston Globe and others took Corn's story and ran with it, trying to blow it up into a big campaign attack on Romney.
Oh it blew up, all right.
After one day of Corn & others screaming that Romney had been caught in a 'lie' and had committed a 'felony' by lying on SEC filings, this meme was easily blown up in less than a day:
Ben LaBolt is left to try to salvage this by claiming Romney was still 'listed' as CEO of the company, etc. etc. But that wasn't what Corn was claiming. Corn & The Boston Globe claimed Romney was still secretly running Bain behind the scenes & lying about it and filing false reports with the SEC, and since it's a private equity firm that manages investments, you can't do that without, you know, managing the investments.
Nice going there, Boston Globe! You schmucks!
Ben Shapiro rightly calls Corn & the Boston Globe & everybody else who ran with this story without doing any basic fact-checking at all exactly what they are: hacks & liars.
Of course they haven't learned anything from this, which is why the next 4 months are going to be so much fun.
UPDATE! How badly did The Boston Globe & others screw up their fact-checking on this latest Romney attack? This badly:
Fact Check.org had already roundly debunked this LAST WEEK on July 2nd: