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NBC's Guthrie Worries: Is Romney Campaign 'Calling the President a Liar?' (Well, if the shoe fits)
NewsBusters.org ^ | July 12, 2012 | Kyle Drennen

Posted on 07/12/2012 12:58:23 PM PDT by Kaslin

In an interview with Romney campaign advisor Ed Gillespie on Thursday's NBC Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie fretted over Republicans dismantling false Obama campaign attacks that Romney outsourced jobs as head of Bain Capital: "I want to get to a new ad that your campaign is putting out today....are you calling the President a liar?"

Gillespie didn't shy away from the charge: "What we're saying, Savannah, is that this ad that has been running saying that Governor Romney as CEO of Bain Capital moved American jobs overseas is a lie...independent fact-checking organizations. Just three yesterday came out and said there's no evidence to support the charges in this campaign."

Guthrie acknowledged: "It is true that some of these outsourcing allegations have been disputed by fact-checkers..." Actually, the allegations have been proven false by fact-checkers, not simply "disputed."

Trying to deflect the falsehood of the Obama attacks, Guthrie attempted to undermine Romney's record as a job-creator at Bain: "...the outsourcing happened after Romney left day-to-day control of Bain Capital....if that's going to be the line of demarcation, should Romney not take credit for jobs created by Bain after that point in 1999 when he gave up day-to-day control?"

Gillespie explained:

...it is true that jobs were created at places like Staples, Sports Authority, and others, that have resulted in thousands of Americans today being in a job. And the fact is, those companies are successful because of the investments that Bain made in them. But to say that, you know, moving jobs overseas, when it didn't happen while Governor Romney was the CEO of Bain, patently false and Americans have the right to know that.

Gillespie also made sure to point out President Obama's factual record of outsourcing: "...under President Obama we've seen outsourcing from our stimulus dollars, millions of dollars going to create jobs in Finland, in Denmark, in China. So, when you're looking at real facts, the facts are President Obama is the outsourcer-in-chief..."

Guthrie bristled at that charge as she wrapped up the segment: "Well, to be continued for sure. I know that's an allegation the Obama campaign likewise disputes, but we'll continue it another day."

Here is a portion of the July 12 interview:

GUTHRIE: Ed, I want to get to a new ad that your campaign is putting out today, that responds to President Obama's campaign's allegations that Bain Capital – which Romney of course headed up for many, many years – outsourced jobs. Here's a portion of the ad from the Romney campaign today.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN [ROMNEY AD NARRATOR]: When a president doesn't tell the truth, how can we trust him to lead? The Obama outsourcing attacks, "misleading, unfair and untrue." There was "no evidence" that Mitt Romney shipped jobs overseas.

GUTHRIE: Ed, before we get into the specifics of the charge, let's just ask you point-blank, is – are you calling the President a liar?

GILLESPIE: What we're saying, Savannah, is that this ad that has been running saying that Governor Romney as CEO of Bain Capital moved American jobs overseas is a lie. If you look at – that's based on numerous independent fact-checking – independent fact-checking organizations. Just three yesterday came out and said there's no evidence to support the charges in this campaign. There's another ad running in northern Virginia by the Obama campaign which completely misrepresents Governor Romney's views on the issue of life.

We have an obligation as a campaign to make sure that when voters vote, they vote based on true information, that they have accurate information on which to base their vote, and right now these – the Obama campaign ads have been shown to be demonstrably false and that's a – you know, those – that's another way of saying a lie, obviously.

GUTHRIE: It is true that some of these outsourcing allegations have been disputed by fact-checkers, saying that these – the outsourcing happened after Romney left day-to-day control of Bain Capital. I guess my question to you is, if that's going to be the line of demarcation, should Romney not take credit for jobs created by Bain after that point in 1999 when he gave up day-to-day control?

GILLESPIE: Well, look, Savannah, the – as you noted, and that is the – you know, one of the central reasons why the ad is false, is that he didn't have control and didn't, you know, shut down jobs. In fact, all of the companies cited in that Washington Post article that while Governor Romney was CEO of Bain added jobs in the United States, created jobs. And it is true that jobs were created at places like Staples, Sports Authority, and others, that have resulted in thousands of Americans today being in a job. And the fact is, those companies are successful because of the investments that Bain made in them. But to say that, you know, moving jobs overseas, when it didn't happen while Governor Romney was the CEO of Bain, patently false and Americans have the right to know that.

By the way, it is true, as we know, that under President Obama we've seen outsourcing from our stimulus dollars, millions of dollars going to create jobs in Finland, in Denmark, in China. So, when you're looking at real facts, the facts are President Obama is the outsourcer-in-chief and Governor Romney, while he was at Bain, did not move jobs overseas.

GUTHRIE: Well, to be continued for sure. I know that's an allegation the Obama campaign likewise disputes, but we'll continue it another day. Ed Gillespie, thank you.

MATT LAUER: And by the way, speaking-

GILLESPIE: Thank you, Savannah.

LAUER: Pardon me, Ed. Speaking of politics, Savannah tomorrow on Today, you will sit down with former President Bill Clinton to talk about the presidential race, the state of the economy, and his upcoming trip to Africa.

GUTHRIE: Lots to talk about.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: nodocumentation; nohonesty; notruth; noveritas

1 posted on 07/12/2012 12:58:26 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Bamm_Liar1

2 posted on 07/12/2012 1:05:46 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Kaslin

Ed Gillespie is doing exactly what he should be doing by factually refuting the Obama campaign lies. InfoBabe Savannah Guthrie had obviously hoped that Gillespie would back away from ‘calling the president a liar’ but he adroitly stuck to the fact that the statements in the Obama campaign ad are false. These MSM leftie airheads don’t know what to do when a Republican doesn’t hastily retreat as soon as they wave some lame accusation at them. The Romney camp is demonstrating a bit of intestinal fortitude and it must not only continue but increase, especially by the candidate himself.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 1:06:19 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Jim Scott

Answer the question with a question -

“what do you call someone that intentionally spreads falsehoods? An honest man?”


4 posted on 07/12/2012 1:10:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Kaslin

5 posted on 07/12/2012 1:11:34 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kaslin

If his lips are moving, he is lying.

Jimmy Carter is smiling. He is no longer the worst.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Great cartoon, because it is spot-on. I can’t tolerate watching 0bama on my TV, but he does occasionally pop up. I’ve found that during the brief time between his appearance and my grabbing the remote to change the channel, I’ve been lied to five times.

God forbid I play a drinking game during an 0bama speech where take I a drink every time he lies.


7 posted on 07/12/2012 1:24:53 PM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: Kaslin

“are you calling the President a liar?”

Why YES, Savannah, Obama IS a liar.

How many examples would you like?


8 posted on 07/12/2012 1:25:29 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Kaslin
What do we expect from a communists black Muslim King Obama? Lying is an art form of the liberals because the truth sure hurts.
9 posted on 07/12/2012 1:27:26 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: G Larry
Why YES, Savannah, Obama IS a liar. How many examples would you like?

I dream of the day when every Repub just quits all the namby-pampy, politically correct, cowardly pussyfooting around and says exactly that! I long to see them all over the airwaves saying, "YES, I AM CALLING HIM A LIAR."

What a beautiful sight that would be. What a morale booster!

10 posted on 07/12/2012 1:30:09 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: Kaslin

Quit flapping your jaws, Savannah. You don’t want your mouth too tired when you get called for your cohost duties.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 1:33:09 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: MrB
“what do you call someone that intentionally spreads falsehoods?

President.

12 posted on 07/12/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

His first lie was when he spoke of transparency as a candidate. Another one of his firsts may have been the claim that he was born in Hawaii (but we cannot confirm that, yet)


13 posted on 07/12/2012 1:39:35 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com/)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies
14 posted on 07/12/2012 1:40:07 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

If Romney does not pick Newt as VP, Newt still needs to be involved as a mouthpiece in the Romney campaign or as leader of the RNC.


15 posted on 07/12/2012 1:41:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: Kaslin

Well documented there...should forward this to Savannah Guthrie.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 1:42:34 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Kaslin
Obama said 1,000 times that there are no taxes in ObamaSnare. Well if he ISN'T lying, then the Supreme Court is lying.

.....Including his nominees, Kagan and Sotomayer.

17 posted on 07/12/2012 1:57:35 PM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: Kaslin

Standing up to liberal shills in the MSM is GOOD... shows some much needed backbone.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 2:16:55 PM PDT by GOPJ (Innocent people dying was the objective of Fast and Furious, not collateral damage. -Ann Coulter)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Thanks for that great cartoon. I’m looking at it closely. Does that say DU on the missile just to the northwest of the mushroom cloud? LOL!!!


19 posted on 07/12/2012 2:27:39 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: upchuck

It sure does say DU. LOL


20 posted on 07/12/2012 2:41:46 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Obama team: Romney committed a felony or lied to voters
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2905815/posts
politico ^ | 7/12/12 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Yellow journalism at its finest.

The media is in the tank for Obammy and will again be moderating the debates.

A rigged debate is a rigged election. The “Twenty-One” scandal is small potatoes by comparison.


21 posted on 07/12/2012 2:52:04 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Kaslin
NBC's Guthrie Worries: Is Romney Campaign 'Calling the President a Liar?'

ONOZ! Not that!! Anything but that!!! [/sarcasm]

22 posted on 07/12/2012 6:22:50 PM PDT by Capn Freedom
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