Mitt Romney campaign representatives will meet with The Washington Post today to seek a formal retraction of its June 21 report that Bain Capital invested in firms that specialized in outsourcing American jobs, POLITICO has learned.
For those who never read that original Post story, here’s a highlight:
During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
So how did the meeting go? Splendidly. For those of us who like to see the Romney campaign hilariously fail, I mean.
“We are very confident in our reporting,” Washington Post spokesperson Kris Coratti told POLITICO following a meeting between the Post’s executive editor Marcus Brauchli and Mitt Romney campaign representatives, who had sought a retraction from the paper.
You hear that? The Romney campaign gave the Post an opportunity to really double check on the accuracy of their reporting and it turns out… they are very confident! Good job Romney campaign!
It reminds me of this (skip to 4:55):
As Kevin Pollack explains to Demi Moore, “Yeah you also got the court members thinking we’re afraid of the doctor. You object once so they can hear us say he’s not a criminologist, you keep after it the way you did and suddenly our great cross looks like a bunch of fancy lawyer tricks.”
This was a massive (and entertaining) fail by the Romney campaign and also provided me with an excuse to post an Aaron Sorkin clip. If only he had a new show or something where we could post more…