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December 12, 2012


Lie of the Year

Politifact gives the award to Mitt Romney.

"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."












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