For those of you who don't know, Raw Story is an openly left-wing site. If the falsehood about GM repaying their bailout is so glaring that even a Raw Story feels compelled to point it out, some re-shoots might be in order.
Hopefully, the doc's narrator, Tom Hanks, is available to record something closer to the truth this time. My guess is that he'll make time even if he is rushing into production a HBO "docu-drama" called "Mitt Romney's Three Wives" -- which at this point would surprise no one.
The Obama 2012 campaign has released a short film called “The Road We’ve Traveled,” detailing the challenges faced by President Barack Obama’s administration from day one through the start of the campaign.
But it’s not all roses for team Obama: part of the film contains a gross inaccuracy. Specifically, it claims that General Motors (GM) has fully repaid its federal bailout loan. It has not — meaning the documentary contains a $25 billion error.
Of the nearly $50 billion given to GM, just under half has been repaid to the government. Officials still argue the auto bailouts were a good investment due to the hundreds of thousands of jobs saved by that decision, and it is accurate to say that GM has returned to record profits — as have all the other major American automakers.
Words I never thought I'd write: Raw Story is exactly right. This is a "gross inaccuracy." There's no way the White House can spin this falsehood and there's simply no way a film like this could've been produced without most everyone involved knowing this falsehood was in there.
Obama's trying to pull a fast one here and if Raw Story is calling him out on it, it should be interesting to see if the same MSM that obsessed over Rick Perry's rock will bother to do the same.