Even CNN calls out Obama SuperPAC’s ad; Bill Burton defends to Wolf Blitzer

http://twitter.com/#!/wolfblitzer/status/233227555933671425

Introducing his interview with Bill Burton, the Priorities USA strategist behind the ad linking Mitt Romney to a woman’s cancer death, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer pulled no punches, calling the spot “inaccurate” straight out of the box.

You know the narrative/straw-man has been burned when Wolf Blitzer calls an Obama campaign ad "wrong" and "deceptive"

— Bill (@DefendWallSt) August 8, 2012

Burton, though, wasn’t about to surrender to CNN’s team of fact checkers, saying he “absolutely” stands by the spot.

Bill Burton on CNN says he 'absolutely' stands by dishonest anti-Romney ad featuring woman's cancer death

— Jon Passantino (@passantino) August 8, 2012

And why not stand by it? What “fact” is wrong exactly?

Burton: "What fact in that ad is wrong?" Blitzer: "The impression that you get that he killed her!" http://t.co/vvozb13H

— Joe Pounder (@PounderFile) August 8, 2012

Great exchange on the dubious team obama ad: Wolf: the ad is misleading. Bill Burton: that's your opinion. Wolf: that's everyone's opinion.

— Brendan Buck (@BrendanBuck) August 8, 2012

President Obama earlier this year revealed the biggest mistake of his first term was not telling enough stories, and Priorities USA has apparently taken notice. “The point of this ad is to tell the story of one guy … and the impact [of the layoff] on his life,” Burton explained. “We’re not saying Mitt Romney’s culpable for that.” When Blitzer suggested the impression is certainly there, Burton replied, “I just don’t think that’s true,” adding, “It’s clearly lost on some folks, make no mistake about that.”

Blitzer did suggest that there are people as well who might credit Bain Capital successes like Staples and Sports Authority for saving their health insurance — thereby outing himself as a raving Romney fanboy and CNN as a right-wing network.

CNN just spewing Romney attack ad points against Bill Burton. Wow, CNN CNN is completely a right wing network.

— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) August 8, 2012

WOLF BLITZER SINGS THE PRAISE OF MITT! OH YES I'M MITT'S GREAT DEFENDER, DEFENDING HIM BETTER THAN FOX. I'LL LIE & YELL, OBAMA GO 2 HELL!

— BayonneBernie (@bayonnebernie) August 8, 2012

@Blackorchid32 wolf blitzer is a romney hack. CNN is desperate for ratings! #Garbage

— Really FORWARD (@realUS232) August 8, 2012

CNN's White House Correspondent repeating Tea Party talking points in attacking Bill Burton….what a crazed nut she is.

— Jeff Gauvin (@JeffersonObama) August 8, 2012

@3ristar @CNN @billburton716 The more Bill smiled and remained cool, the blonde ladies got even more nastier. CNN was exposed as MittHacks.

— AAmom (@AVD911) August 8, 2012

Others found Blitzer and team’s grilling rather thorough.

CNN/Bill Burton grilling was a tougher interview than pretty much any sit-down either presidential candidate has done in a month

— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) August 8, 2012

Murder accusations will do that MT @aburnspolitico: CNN/Bill Burton grilling was tougher intvw than either presidential candidate has done

— Brad Dayspring (@BDayspring) August 8, 2012

https://twitter.com/bdomenech/status/233340308459487232

Wolf Blitzer is really turning up the heat on Bill Burton for that ridic ad insinuating Romney's/Bain's involvement in woman's death.

— Ashley (@ashleyharvard94) August 8, 2012

I'm actually impressed by Wolf Blitzer's visceral disgust with Bill Burton. Loved it.

— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) August 8, 2012

https://twitter.com/happyelizabeth/status/233228057828286464

Burton confirmed that the ad hasn’t yet been broadcast but has been shipped and should air this weekend in battleground states.

Following Blitzer’s interview with Burton, Erin Burnett teased the Romney-loving right-wing network’s upcoming segment.

After Blitzer grills Burton, Erin Burnett opens with segment titled: "Romney's accused tax shelter role"

— Alex Burns (@aburnspolitico) August 8, 2012

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