Fox News host Steve Doocy claimed on Sunday that a Romney campaign ad that was widely rebuked as misleading was in fact true.
The ad claimed that Chrysler planned to make Jeeps in China due to President Barack Obama’s policies, but that Romney would “fight for every American job.” Numerous media outlets and fact-checkers slammed the campaign ad for falsely suggesting Jeep was outsourcing jobs to China. Chrysler itself debunked the claim and PolitiFact named the ad as its “Lie of the Year” for 2012.
Doocy insisted news that Chrysler planned to build 100,000 Jeeps in China was proof the Romney ad was true. His guest, Seton Motley, said the fact-checkers were actually leftists masquerading as objective journalists.
However, as was previously noted last year, the Jeeps being made in China are produced solely for the growing Chinese auto market. Chrysler is expanding production in China, not moving American Jeep production to the country, as Romney’s ad implied.
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