Mitt Romney and the individual mandate: A highly misleading DNC ad

“Mitt Romney — against individual mandates except when he’s for them.” — New DNC Web ad attacking Romney Many Democratic attacks on Mitt Romney suggest that he is a politician without conviction, and someone who will “say anything” to get elected. Full Story »

Posted by Patricia L'Herrou - via Washington Post Fact-Checker
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Posted by: Posted by Patricia L'Herrou - Mar 12, 2012 - 6:02 AM PDT
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Edited by: Patricia L'Herrou - Mar 12, 2012 - 11:41 AM PDT

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Dwight Rousu
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by Dwight Rousu - Mar. 12, 2012

Kessler give a mountain of Romney propaganda instead of a paragraph of clear analysis. The analysis is muzzy, and hides behind the shallow argument of states' rights that is used by republicans at frequent times when they are afraid to address the policy itself. In short, bad journalism.

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Patricia L'Herrou
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by Patricia L'Herrou - Mar. 12, 2012

this isn't journalism; it's factchecking. and while the content is reasonable, the headline's words, 'highly misleading' is itself misleading.in my view. whle the article quotes romney's views as not for federal mandates, but for state-by-state decision-making, clearly he doesn't rule out individual mandates for other states, as he used in his own as governor.

i have had problems with the post's fact-checker's perspectives often of late, and this fits into what i perceive as his tendency to overstate his case, perhaps in the same way those whom he reports on state theirs.

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