Sunday talk shows, part 1- More massaging of the facts

Posted on October 14, 2012 by


On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Obama adviser Robert Gibbs (pictured, home page) said Mitt Romney’s initial criticism before U.S. diplomatic facilities in Egypt and Libya were targets of protests, included the Libya violence.

Gibbs got the sequence of events wrong. Here’s the link to’s full analysis of the timeline of events and statements:

Sen. Rob Portman (D-OH), (pictured, this page) Romney’s debate preparation stand-in for Pres. Obama, appeared on ABC’s “This Week.” He said there has been “no net job creation” under Pres. Obama.

Not true. All independent analyses we’ve seen conclude the President has now created more jobs than were lost during the first 15 months of his term.

And that doesn’t take into account that the hundreds of thousands of jobs the economy shed during those early months of Pres. Obama’s term, cannot fairly be blamed on the President before his policies had a chance to take effect.

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To contact Sen. Portman: