Shorter Politico: We’re Here For You Obama!
Yeah, it’s old news but this most recent example makes it clear how in the bag they are for Team Savior.
Yesterday morning the Romney campaign released an online video entitled “A Few of the 23 Million” highlighting the stories of people out of work or underemployed (video below the fold). It focused on Iowa residents and was released to coincide with Romney’s stop in the state yesterday.
By a little before 6 eastern yesterday Politico “reporter” Maggie Habberman had herself a little scoop…one of the people profiled in the video has a criminal record.
The whole point of the Romney ad was that people are down on their luck in the Obama economy. It’s a fact. It doesn’t excuse what this guy did in 2005, but it’s not like he was lying in the ad. He’s had a rough life and it’s only gotten worse since Obama took office.
You know who was lying in an ad? Brian Slagle. He’s the guy in the Obama ad claiming to have been laid off and Obama saved him. Problem is, the guy has been employed since 2006. And shortly after The Weekly Standard published this fact, Slagle took down his employment information from Facebook.
Let’s roll over to Politico.com and do a search on Brian Slagle, shall we?
Your search - brian slagle - did not match any documents.
Yeah, I thought so.
Again, the issue here is that a central point of the Obama ad is a lie. The guy in the Romney ad didn’t lie about anything. And yet, Politico went and vetted the guy in the Romney video and STILL hasn’t written a story about the guy in the Obama video who ACTUALLY LIED about something.