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Democrats brought in union activist to impersonate worker at Bain Company

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:43 pm - September 6, 2012.
Filed under: Dishonest Democrats,DNC 2012 - Charlotte

Looks like ABC is fact-checking the DNC.

The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday“, reports ABC News’s Jonathan Karl, “featured three speakers billed as ‘former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital’”:

But it turns out one of those employees never actually worked for a company controlled by Bain Capital.

David Foster was supposedly one of those former employees on the convention schedule. He told the story about 750 steelworkers who lost their jobs when the Bain-controlled company GST steel filed for bankruptcy in the early 1990s.

But Foster, according to a former spokesman for GST Steel, never actually worked for the company.

“David Foster was never an employee of GST Steel’s Kansas City plant. He was employed by the United Steelworkers of America as their regional union director to represent GST Steel, but was not employed at our facility,” according to BC Huselton, who was head of HR at GST.

Via Jammie Wearing Fools via Instapundit.  Bringing in a professional union activist to impersonate a real worker?  Says a lot about the current state of the Democratic Party.

Do wonder if this story will gain as much currency as did the “fact-checking” of Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech.  And this follows revelations about Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s mispresentations about her own previous statements.

Does seem the Charlotte Democrats have a problem with a truth.

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13 Comments

  1. Dan,
    Haven’t you insisted that the MSM gives the Democrats a free pass.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — September 6, 2012 @ 2:47 pm - September 6, 2012

  2. Dan,
    In his speech, he didn’t make the claim he was an employee of GST. He was mistakenly introduced as one of three who were.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — September 6, 2012 @ 2:52 pm - September 6, 2012

  3. “Mistakenly introduced”?

    The point of this post is not what the man said, but how the Democrats presented him. Who were the one who made that mistake?

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — September 6, 2012 @ 2:56 pm - September 6, 2012

  4. Dan,
    Clinton made the mistake of saying 750,000 jobs/month were lost in the last months of the Bush presidency. I disagree. If he was talking about the last three months of the Bush presidency, (rounding down to) 700,000 would have been a more accurate figure. How important is that distinction? Important enough to be pointed out. If the error is made again, it should be brought to our attention again.

    Three people associated with GST/Bain Capital were introduced on stage yesterday as former employees. The majority of the group–two of the speakers–were. The third person was not nor personally claimed to be. However, he did represent a large group of former employees. How important is that distinction. Important enough to be pointed out. If the error is made again, it should be brought to our attention again.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — September 6, 2012 @ 3:25 pm - September 6, 2012

  5. The point again, Cinesnatch, is that the Democrats identified him as a former employee. Please note the title, with “Democrats” as the subject and their “bringing in” as the action.

    Did he indeed represent these employees? Did they elect him to represent them? Or did he just come from a union claiming to represent them?

    (Please note, these are not rhetorical questions. I can guess at the answers, but don’t have any solid information one way or the other.)

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — September 6, 2012 @ 3:28 pm - September 6, 2012

  6. Dan, If you find that the other two people were not former employees, please let me know.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — September 6, 2012 @ 3:32 pm - September 6, 2012

  7. If that’s your fallback, Cinesnatch, why did you comment at all? Dan’s (actual) point stands.

    “Democrats brought in union activist to impersonate worker at Bain Company – Looks like ABC is fact-checking the DNC… Do wonder if this story will gain as much currency as did the “fact-checking” of Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech.”

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — September 6, 2012 @ 4:19 pm - September 6, 2012

  8. Yes, because if another one wasn’t, Cinesnatch has to ratchet down the threshold of “truth” to 33% correct.

    And if both weren’t, Cinesnatch has to revert to the Rather-esque “fake but accurate” argument.

    Oh, wait, he already did.

    However, he did represent a large group of former employees. How important is that distinction.

    Comment by Cinesnatch — September 6, 2012 @ 3:25 pm – September 6, 2012

    This is the “fact-checking” disease, and also an example of how Obama supporters are so laughably hypocritical in practicing it.

    [Comment edited to conform with Community TOS]

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — September 6, 2012 @ 4:30 pm - September 6, 2012

  9. my god what a bunch of losers

    why the gop didn’t invite on stage the millions of ppl who lost their jobs thanks to zeros ineptitude?

    Comment by susan — September 6, 2012 @ 4:31 pm - September 6, 2012

  10. WHOA !! The Dems have become the biggest cheaters, liars and most corrupt party of our time .. how can anyone support them any longer?? I know the liberal media keeps protecting them and covering up or spinning their lies but this is just low! Oh that’s right people are fleeing the Dems thanks to the far left liberals who have hi-jacked their party … and the Republican and Independents are growing !! Thank goodness most of America are waking up!

    Comment by Theresa — September 6, 2012 @ 4:41 pm - September 6, 2012

  11. It’s not a lie when Democrats do it, it’s a “helpful inaccuracy.”

    Comment by V the K — September 6, 2012 @ 7:04 pm - September 6, 2012

  12. Fortunately, ThePeoplesCube has a flow chart showing how liberal lies become truth:

    http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/the-progressive-school-of-double-negatives-t9584.html

    Comment by TGC — September 6, 2012 @ 11:19 pm - September 6, 2012

  13. Cool!

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — September 7, 2012 @ 1:53 pm - September 7, 2012

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