Here’s one more way in which Mitt Romney’s campaign is showing a willful disregard for the truth: When it sends reporters transcripts of official campaign events, it scrubs those transcripts of portions that the campaign finds to be inconvenient. According to BuzzFeed’s McKay Coppins, Romneyworld recently excluded Tim Pawlenty’s answer to a question about Mitt Romney’s investments in government-sponsored enterprises. And Coppins points to a similar example when the campaign excluded comments by John Sununu about Romney’s tax return from another transcript.
Obviously, there’s nothing illegal here, and nobody should be surprised by the fact that Romney’s campaign is doing everything it can—honest or otherwise—to elect their candidate. But anyone who relies on Romney’s campaign for accurate information should keep examples like this in mind: The only thing you can trust about something Romneyworld puts out is that it will be in Mitt Romney’s best interest.