TalkingPointsMemo.Com Jumps The Fact Checking Shark
The RNC put out an ad where a young woman is “breaking up” with Obama. Watch:
Pretty lighthearted ad. A little jab at President Hopey Changey. Right? Given some of the ads out this cycle, this was one of the mildest attack ads so far.
But not according to the DNC water carriers at TalkingPointsMemo.com! No, in their world, this ad was a gigantic lie.
Republicans debuted a new ad Thursday in which a frustrated former Obama supporter expresses her disappointment with the president. The only problem: The woman in the video is actually an RNC staffer.
They then go on to explain how the young woman is actually the head of the RNC’s Latino Outreach program, Bettina Inclan. SCANDAL!
This is particularly hilarious because not only is it obvious this ad never pretended to be an actual former Obama supporter, TalkingPointsMemo.com has absolutely no mention on its website of David Foster – the “former employee of a Bain controlled company” who has appeared in ads and actually spoke at the convention. Foster and the DNC actually tried to make it look like he worked at GST when he was a union rep and never worked there.
TalkingPointsMemo just jumped the fact checking shark.