Read time: 1 minute

Romney Political Director Blames 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt' On New York Times

Mitt Romney's political director, Rich Beeson, on Sunday suggested that The New York Times -- and not the Republican presidential nominee -- was responsible for an op-ed calling for the U.S. auto industry to "go bankrupt." During an interview on
7 years ago by David
Views:

Mitt Romney's political director, Rich Beeson, on Sunday suggested that The New York Times -- and not the Republican presidential nominee -- was responsible for an op-ed calling for the U.S. auto industry to "go bankrupt."

During an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked Beeson why the Romney campaign was running a "misleading" advertisement which implied that Jeep is sending U.S. jobs overseas when, in fact, the company is adding American jobs.

"I found it interesting that President Obama would attack Gov. Romney on that when they put up an ad saying that Gov. Romney says, 'Let Detroit go bankrupt,' when that's a headline from a New York Times op-ed," Beeson replied.

While it's true that The New York Times selected the title "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt" for Romney's 2008 op-ed, the former Massachusetts governor was reportedly given an opportunity to approve the headline.

Romney also personally repeated the line during a television interview earlier this year.

"Yeah, that's what I said," he told CBS News. "The headline you just read, 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt,' points out that the companies needed to go through bankruptcy to save those costs."

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

NOTE: We will be changing to a new commenting platform in the next couple of weeks. We will supply more details as we get closer to the change. We understand some users are having problems with comments loading and this will hopefully remedy that problem

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.