Boston Globe Runs Non-Story on Romney Tenure at Bain Capital

One of the recent lies told by the Obama campaign and the liberal media is that companies owned by Bain Capital outsourced thousands of jobs while Mitt Romney was CEO.

A headline in the July 12  Boston Globe blared, “Mitt Romney stayed at Bain 3 years longer than he stated” causing the liberal media and MSNBC to jump on the story.  The story hyped SEC filings by Bain Capitol listing Mitt Romney as CEO of Bain for three years after he left his official duties with the organization suggesting that he had a far more active role at Bain far after he claims he left the company.

The article lists an array of Obama talking points including referencing his offshore bank accounts as a way of attacking Romney’s career at Bain and to restart the criticism of the former Massachusetts governor from the left.  The Globe claims it is simply raising questions without making direct accusations, but its effect is the same: to tarnish and smear Romney’s Bain record.  

It's notable that the Globe was forced to issue an apology on the same day the article was published for failing to give appropriate credit to ultra-liberal Mother Jones magazine Washington bureau chief David Corn.  The fact that the Boston Globe would crib a story from the left-wing Mother Jones and run it as a revealing exclusive is the first sign that the story was designed to smear Mitt Romney.

Factcheck.org and the Washington Post have repeatedly discredited the claims that Romney was an active part of Bain Capital from 1999-2002 claiming there is nothing new in the Globe’s story.  The Post went so far as to say, "To accept some of the claims [by the Boston Globe], one would have to believe that Romney, with the advice of his lawyers, lied on government documents and committed a federal offense."

As a major metropolitan newspaper, the Globe should hold itself to a higher standard than peddling a discredited story hatched by a left-wing magazine.  Sadly the Globe has just emerged as another arm of the Obama reelection message machine.
 

Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer
Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center.