Powered by PolitiFact.com
The article:

Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign's ad on Jeeps made in China

By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign -- that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China.

It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep's parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad.

And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.

PolitiFact has selected Romney's claim that Barack Obama "sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China" at the cost of American jobs as the 2012 Lie of the Year. Click here to read the full story.

About this article:


See the fact check for a full list of sources.

Researchers: Angie Drobnic Holan

Names in this article: Mitt Romney

How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Ohio Truth-O-Meter:

Keep up to date with Politifact Ohio: