Newt Wants Super PAC to Pull False Bain Attacks

Anti-Romney documentary gets taken to task by fact-checkers
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2012 2:25 PM CST
Newt Wants Super PAC to Pull False Bain Attacks
Newt Gingrich answers a question during a campaign stop in the Little Havana area of Miami, Jan. 13, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Newt Gingrich today called on the super PAC supporting him to stop airing ads springing from its 29-minute documentary-style infomercial bashing Mitt Romney's Bain Capital tenure, which has been savaged by fact-checkers. "It's important why my campaign is different than some other people's campaigns," Gingrich told a crowd in Florida, according to the LA Times. "I've said all along that these super PACs ought to have some sense of responsibility."

The Washington Post gave the Bain documentary a "Four Pinocchios" rating—its worst score—citing a barrage of inaccuracies and fabrications. Interview subjects in one segment, for example, said they'd been taken wildly out of context, and hadn't even been told the documentary was about Romney or Bain. A spokesman for the super PAC said he was "aware of and share the Speaker's concerns about accuracy," and promised an in-depth response to the issue. (Read more Newt Gingrich stories.)

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