BLITZER: Its inaccurate, its not responsible, its misleadingyoure still going to go ahead and play it.A video of the exchange is in the linked source.
BURTON: Well, Wolf, just like we just talked about: What this ad does is tell the story of one guy and the impact that Mitt Romney had on him.
BLITZER: Its misleading to tell
BURTON: Well, this is your opinion. But, but
BLITZER: Most independent fact-checkers, and were independent
BURTON: What fact in that ad is wrong?
BLITZER: The impression that you get that he killed her.
BURTON: So youre saying that thats an impression.
BLITZER: Anyone who watches that 60-second ad comes away and says, Mitt Romneys responsible, at least indirectly, for this lovely womans death.
BURTON: I just dont think thats true. And we would never make that case. The point of the ad
BOLDUAN: Well then, the ad fails, because thats the message you take away from it, Bill. Whatever message was intended in this commercial is notnobody hears.
BURTON: Its clearly lost on some folks, make no mistake about that. But the truth is, is that what this ad is about, is what Mitt Romney wants his campaign to be about.
From this citation of the add, there are three "facts" from the add that are very wrong Bill.
As melancholy music plays, Mr. Soptic says that when the plant closed, he and his family lost their health-care coverage and "a short time after that, my wife became ill." Her illness was diagnosed five years later. "I don't think Mitt Romney understands what he's done to people's lives by closing the plant," Mr. Soptic says in the ad.1. He and his family did NOT lose their insurance. His wife was still covered by her employer's policy. While HIS insurance was lost, he had two options for continued coverage for himself - obtain COBRA coverage, or get added to his wife's employer insurance - so the statement that his family lost their health care coverage when the plant was closed is FALSE.