Yesterday the Washington Post's fact chcker, Glenn Kessler, awarded the Obama Campaign 4 Pinocchios for this ad:
Here's how Kessler characterized it:
The Obama campaign apparently loves to ding former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney with the charge of “outsourcing.” On several occasions, we have faulted the campaign for its claims, apparently to little avail.
But wait! As I posted in my last entry we now know that this is true:
Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.
During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
This wasn't posted by some lefty blog or conspiracy group. It is from an actual article that appears in today's Washington Post, Kessler's employer. So it now looks like Kessler gets his own "4 Pinocchios"