TPM reports a veritable journalistic uprising in the form of "news articles, tweets, and other media" as members of the Fourth Estate, "usually reluctant to criticize campaigns directly, have taken Romney to task for running a misleading TV ad creating the false impression that Jeep will ship jobs to China."
This--to jump on merely one of Romney's fabrication--strikes me as distressingly peculiar. Why single out Romney's Jeep ad? Can you think of any ad, on any subject, from job creation to budget balancing to women's rights, in which Mitt Romney has troubled himself with the truth or consistency? Or on the stump. Friday, I think it was, I sat and listened to Romney lie at a rally--and I mean outright, brazenly lie--for a solid 15 minutes: Obama had doubled the deficit, he said, and slashed Medicare, he continued, and so it went, one utterly despicable falsehood after another. All it lacked was a promise to rescind the Treaty of Versailles.
I have never witnessed, never read of, never studied such a dishonorable American presidential campaign as Mitt Romney's. It is vulgar, it is barbaric, and yes, in its tactics, it is Hitlerian. I know there's a kind of journalistic law that condemns all such comparisons as recklessly hyperbolic. Frankly, I don't care. Because in Romney's case, it's the truth--and journalists should have been reporting the broad obscenity of it in "news articles, tweets, and other media" all along.