Mitt Romney’s new Jeep ad is such a fabrication that even a lot of reporters who are usually timid about calling candidates out for falsehoods are finally making a fuss.
The question is, how big a fuss will it be. The Romney camp has been openly teling reporters for months — off the record — that they don’t really care if reporters and pundits say they’re ads aren’t true. They’ll just make it up with bigger ad spends. At the moment, most reporters still seem uncomfortable reporting the scale of Romney’s dishonesty with his new ad.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.