Team Obama will field "truth teams" to counter misinformation. ABC reports:
“The goal is to ensure that when Republicans attack President Obama’s record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign and share the facts with the undecided voters in their lives,” the campaign said in a statement."
The teams will be first launched in 13 “swing states,” including Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.“If the other guys are going to run a campaign based on misrepresenting the president’s record – and their own – we have two options: sit back and let these lies go unchallenged, or fight back with the truth,” deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said in an email. ”We’re fighting back."
I had thought of making some snarky remark about Attack Watch Com but they have actually fired it up again. The latest vicious attack they have had to counter is, "Mitt Romney downplays our economic recovery." Tsk. Romney, have you no shame? Should we call them truthers?