Skip to comments.CNN Priorities USA Fact Check (Steelworker's wife 'killed' by Romney quit job w/ health insurance)
Posted on 08/07/2012 5:34:00 PM PDT by kristinn
No description at YouTube, so my write up:
CNN's Brianna Kielar spoke with Joe Soptic, a former steelworker featured in a new pro-Obama super PAC ad who was laid off in 2001 when Bain Capital closed the company he had worked at for a reported 30 years. Without directly accusing Soptic and Priorities USA of being despicable liars, CNN lets its reporting call them out as despicable liars.
Soptic told CNN his wife had her own health insurance at her own job when he was laid off. Soptic said his wife quit her job a year or two later due to an unspecified injury, thereby losing her own health insurance. But Soptic still blames her death in 2006 from a brief bout with cancer due to his lack of family health insurance because he was laid off in 2001. In the Priorities USA ad, Soptic says it was a "short time later" from when he was laid off to when his wife got sick and died. CNN reports it was actually five years.
It’s over save the billowing trail of suspended carbon particles...
Is there any liberal out there that is not a liar?
Yes, insurance is there, and health care. My hubby took care of his own insurance when he was on the hi risk category, it was not cheap but we managed to see that he was insured.
Can someone please tell me what the hell this man was doing for 5 whole years? Was he just unemployed???
According to a recent survey, Democrats have less scruples about lying than Republicans. Which confirms what we already knew.
As Rush would say, “A random act of journalism.”
Obozo must really be in trouble if CNN has turned against him in fact checking the ads from the left............
The ‘story’ was complete garbage before it was even aired.............
I don’t like Romney anymore than anyone else here, but come on, we cannot afford to have Obama in power for four more years, and bring about total socialism....Mitt may be a socialist, but he’s not nearly as committed to it as Obama is.
"..Soptic's conclusion that Romney bears some blame in his wife's death is not backed up factually in the ad. She died in 2006, five years after the plant closed, a fact the ad doesn't disclose..."
Even the Kansas City Star ran the story. This ad backfired!
I have yet to meet one. Seems you must be a liar 1st in order to be a lib.
Using her corpse for political gain.
Wait a minute. Are we still on planet earth? CNN is outing this guy as a liar - when his story may have helped cover Noboma and Nobomacare?
CNN is calling out their own ? What the......?
Yes, hell has frozen over! I am now looking out my window to see if any pigs are flying.
She was a Champion Roller Skater. Under ObamaCare there will be no Roller Skating.
I know a Black Conservative Talk Show Host who had a false rape charge made against him shortly after he started appearing on CNN talking out against Obama.
I salute & congatualate you!!! I’m so wordy in my posts, and...go on and on sometimes. But....your “Had Enough” icon says it all!!! Onward!!!
As Rush would say, a random act of journalism!
Another reason why I don’t date.
So right. Insurance didn’t matter, she died within days of being diagnosed
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