Thursday, June 28, 2012

Washington Post Refuses Team Romney’s Request for Retracting Bain Outsourcing Story | The Moderate Voice

The Moderate Voice  has excellent article on the WaPo article that stated that Bainn capital was an outsourcing pioneer. The article is likely to do permanent damge to the romeny campaign.

The Moderate Voice stated:

Romney campaign officials on Wednesday met with top editors at the Post to request the paper retract the story. According to Politico’s Dylan Byers, who broke the news of the meeting, Romney staffers intended to argue that the article’s charges were incomplete or inaccurate. Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul declined to give any details of the meeting.

However, The Washington Post is standing by its story and will not retract it.

Post spokeswoman Kris Coratti said:

We are very confident in our reporting. 

The Romney campaign initial argument was that the Post doesn’t make the distinction between “outsourcing” and “off-shoring" which was a weak defense.

In "outsourcing," organizational functions is contracted out to another coporation. While Mitt was governor he did ousource a state call center to save money.

Offshoring rusually refers to the relocation of a corporation from the US to a foregn country.

The Post reported examined SEC filings. Bain Capital under Romney did, in fact, own companies that were the first to outsource jobs oversees.

Breitbart is contesting the story which it sugests was coordinated between the White House and the WaPo. See

Rightardia will also be checking Politifact and the FactCheck for their take on the WaPo article. So far only Factcheck has commented on Call Center outsourcing when Romney was governor.

See Washington Post Refuses Team Romney’s Request for Retracting Bain Outsourcing Story | The Moderate Voice


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