Panties in Twists

The Washington Post‘s Glenn Kessler wasted no time ripping up the “King of Bain” documentary and giving it Four Pinochios. The errors were pretty much the same ones picked out in Fortune yesterday. Kessler works real hard at pretending he’s not defending vulture capitalism.

Meanwhile, see Steve Benen:

As recently as two weeks ago, Romney had a fairly specific number in mind when it came to the jobs created by his vulture-capitalist firm.

“I’m very happy in my former life; we helped create over 100,000 new jobs.”

A few days ago, the total dropped.

“People here in the state know that in the work that I had, we started a number of businesses, invested in many others, and that over all created tens of thousands jobs.”

This morning, the Romney campaign unveiled a new ad, which moved the goal post again. Greg Sargent picked up on the new message:

The ad claims Romney only created “thousands of jobs,” which is the latest shift in his campaign’s claims.

So, over the course of two weeks, Romney has gone from “over 100,000 jobs” to “tens of thousands” to “thousands.”

By next week, he’ll be bragging about all the jobs he created by tearing down and rebuilding one of his homes.

Elsewhere — Tbogg is fact checking some of the fact checks. Mistermix says “Citizens United Is Kicking Romney’s Ass.” E.J. Dionne says a debate about capitalism is long overdue. Steve Kornacki writes about how not to sell a top 1 percent agenda. And not to be missed — the Brooks Versus Krugman smackdown, by Andrew Leonard.

2 thoughts on “Panties in Twists

  1. Boy, Mitt keeps dropping his job creation numbers down, from the 100,000’s, to the 10,000’s, to the 1,000’s, and pretty soon, if he keeps lowering them, he’s going to sound like Maxwell Smart (aka Don Adams):
    “Well Chief, would you believe… a Boy Scout with a paper route?”

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