Whoops: PolitiFact's 'Lie of the Year' Turns Out to Be True

What was the "lie of the year"? Mitt Romney's campaign ad on Jeeps made in China.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2012/dec/12/lie-yea...

2:25 PM, Jan 18, 2013 • By MARK HEMINGWAY

Last month, PolitiFact selected its "Lie of the Year." Given PolitiFact's dubious record of singling out Republicans for lying far more often than Democrats, you probably could have guessed the winner of this particular sweepstakes was a Mitt Romney campaign ad:

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.

"Public expressed collective outrage"? That's essentially wishcasting on the part of PolitiFact, nor are they accurately representing what Mitt Romney said in the ad. In fact, here's PolitiFact's original "fact check" on the matter:

[Mitt Romney] Says Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs.

Ok. Now here's what the Reuters reported earlier this week:

Fiat (FIA.MI) and its U.S. unit Chrysler expect to roll out at least 100,000 Jeeps in China when production starts in 2014 as they seek to catch up with rivals in the world's biggest car market. ...

"We expect production of around 100,000 Jeeps per year which is expandable to 200,000," [Chrysler CEO Sergio] Marchionne, who is also CEO of Chrysler, said on the sidelines of a conference, adding production could start in 18 months.

So, yes, it's confirmed that Jeep will be producing cars in China.

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You are 100% right.

And like most stuff coming from China is junk.. So if you do buy one expect it to fall apart or put you into a wreck that will maine or kill you.. Just like the steel coming from China that will not hold up to do its job because it is not good steel but just iron made to look good. As cranes and building fall because the steel is not strong enough to do the jobs they say it will....

If that's the lie of the year, then Fast and Furious and Benghazi were never lied about.

)bama is supporting other countries with our taxdollars and raisen our debts here in america as he planned all alone ! He is an ememy within.Look at Soylnndra all 20 of them gone to Finland and other countries and GM

How many guns can be sent to Africa in 3 months?

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/us/politics/house-gop-agrees-to-l...

       The inaugeration tomorrow should be changed into a coronation for Czar of Czars Obamass , his competency at enslaving Americans by handouts needed to offset all the work sent overseas is totally unquestionable  .  Way to go American voters !

I'm confused. Are they manufacturing jeeps in the US for US customers AND jeeps in China for Chinese customers? If the US plants continue to make jeeps and the Chinese plant is just used for more jeeps what's this prove?  I don't see any loss of American jobs??  Someone please explain this to me.

 

Those cars, jeeps and the parts from China will be nothing but junk and will fail more than will they run.

 

 The reason we got Mittens in 2012 is the same reason we got McCain in 2008 the republicans pick the worst posible candidate to endorse same for Bush both of them. The Rinos need to stop running the Republican Party. Now if they were to endorse Ron Paul or his son Rand Paul or Allen West,Michelle Backmann,Sara Palin,,maybe we could stand a chance and the country would improve.

ya cant fix stupid.....plain and simple.....anyone with a 2nd grade education would think that 16 trillion dolllars was the kicker.....but not those that voted for this idiot....i say let everything that obozo wants happen to those individuals.....leave the rest of us alone....

like someone said earlier lets get out own state or states and let them have theirs, with no guns, no bibles, no constitution....whatever else they don't want let them have it.....i say i want to see them explaining to their grand children about the debt we caused them to pay......stupid people....

DON'T BELIEVE DEMOCRAPS! Especially when they live in "campaign mode". Are you listening in Mr. Obama?

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The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Rep. Jerrold Nadler, kicked off its first impeachment circus Wednesday morning.

The four ‘witnesses’ testifying have never actually witnessed any of Trump’s dealings with Ukraine firsthand — the four witnesses are law professors offering legal analysis.

One of the witnesses the Dems rolled out is an angry Hillary Clinton donor who was on Crooked’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination.

No wonder why this unhinged, dowdy woman is so pissed off!

“Professor Pam Karlan donated thousands of dollars to Democrats and was on Hillary Clinton’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination. So she certainly has no vendetta against President Trump,” GOP Rep. Mark Walker said.

Congressman Walker also pointed out that Noah Feldman, the Dems first partisan witness in Wednesday’s hearing tweeted about impeaching Trump right after he was sworn in.

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Meet Noah Feldman, House Democrats first partisan witness.

Look at the date of this tweet. He has been trying to get @realDonaldTrump impeached since 46 days into his presidency.

His reason? Trump criticized President Obama.

This is a sham impeachment with sham witnesses. https://twitter.com/NoahRFeldman/status/839185127494254592 

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The next witness, Karlan, has donated thousands to Democrats and was on Hillary Clinton’s list for a potential Supreme Court nomination.

So she certainly has no vendetta against @realDonaldTrump.

These witnesses are as serious as House Democrats impeachment case: not at all.

The entire sham show trial is stacked with partisan hacks who have wanted to impeach Trump from the moment he won in November of 2016.

Norm Eisen, the Democrats’ counsel who is blasting Trump and questioning witnesses in Wednesday’s show trial, tweeted about impeaching Trump before Donald Trump was even sworn into office!

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