Chronicling Mitt Romney's lies and distortions, from Maddow Blog

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XXV
By Steve Benen
Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:09 pm

For those who regularly watch Maddow's show on MSNBC, this is not breaking news. But this blog entry does well summarize the unbelievable mendacity of Romney and his handlers.

There's dishonesty in politics, and then there's meta-dishonesty in politics


No question that Romney and his campaign staff are guilty of "meta-dishonesty."


Romney faces broadcast media (major networks) and CNN and Fox

Joint News conference going on now according to Huffington Post on Facebook. Reports say that the exchanges will air on nightly news broadcasts.

Also, Romney will do a separate interview with Fox News to be broadcast later.

Finally, the short piece just in from

Former President Clinton says "Romney's record as the head of private equity firm Bain Capital is fair game and says taking a microscopic look at Romney's finances is "just as relevant as going over m y record as governor when I ran for president."

He says voters "ought to make up their own mind" whether they support someone who apparently sought to minimize his federal tax liability by parking large sums of money overseas." (from

Martha Brock

See Romney interview on CNN @ 6:30 pm today

Wolf Blitzer ‏@wolfblitzer

Our @JimAcostaCNN interviews @MittRomney today & it will air in @CNNSitRoom at exactly 6:30PM ET

Now Wolf Blitzer is tweeting the time as 6:00pm/dunno which is correct time. Tune in, anyway.

Martha Brock

Washinton Post defends Romney/Bain lies as "boilerplate"

A lie by any other name is still a lie.

The Post can't really continue this deference to Romney --can it?

This from Obama campaign and the Post article:
Do Bain SEC documents suggest Mitt Romney is a criminal?
Posted by Glenn Kessler at 06:02 AM ET, 07/13/2012

"Romney and Bain claim that he was not involved with Bain, but Bain and its portfolio companies in their required filings under the Securities Exchange Act continuously certified to the Securities and Exchange Commission say precisely the opposite — asserting without qualification that he was a controlling person, fully in charge of Bain, under the Federal securities law. Under normal circumstances, the question of the truth of this representation would result in an investigation by the SEC into possible criminal, as well as civil, violations of the law."

Martha Brock