VIDEO: Called Out On Camera For Lying, Josh Mandel Snaps At NBC Columbus Reporter, “You’re Out Of Touch With Reality”

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VIDEO: Called Out On Camera For Lying, Josh Mandel Snaps At NBC Columbus Reporter, “You’re Out Of Touch With Reality”

“Mandel has been roundly criticized by editorial writers and columnists for running a nasty, below the belt campaign”

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Josh Mandel proved once again yesterday why he’s nothing more than a politician who can’t be trusted when he lashed out at a local NBC Columbus reporter after being pressed on one of the numerous lies he insists on repeating about Sherrod Brown “that some have called misleading at best.”

Transcript Of Exchange

Mandel Ad: Brown bailed out Wall Street, gave huge bonuses to executives.

Ted Hart: In fact Brown had voted to ban bonuses to executives, but his provision was removed from the stimulus bill during House and Senate negotiations to resolve questions of constitutionality.

Mandel: Well, Sherrod Brown did vote to give giant bonuses to executives

Ted Hart: But that’s just not true though.

Mandel: Well, I think you’re just wrong and I think

Ted Hart: Really?

Mandel: Respectfully, I think you’re out of touch with reality.

WATCH HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaEUtT6LoPE

“Josh Mandel ‘s bizarre attack on a reporter whose only crime was questioning another Mandel lie shows he’s clearly in denial about a string of damaging stories from skipping every board of deposit meeting his first year in office to hiring unqualified cronies at the taxpayers’ expense to being shamed into returning 100k in questionable campaign contributions.,” said Sadie Weiner, Friends of Sherrod Brown spokesperson. “Mandel’s refusal to admit he’s lying in the face of irrefutable evidence to the contrary is a stunning example that he’s just another politician who can’t be trusted.”

BACKGROUND

Despite Criticism For Running A “Nasty, Below The Belt Campaign,” Mandel Is Pressing On With Claims Described As “Misleading At Best.”  In June 2012, NBC4 wrote “In recent days and weeks, Republican Josh Mandel has been roundly criticized by editorial writers and columnists for running a nasty, below the belt campaign. But the campaign drumbeat shows no signs of change and the candidate is pressing on with claims against his opponent that some have called misleading at best”  [NBC4, 6/25/12]

Numerous Claims Made In Mandel’s TV Ad Have Been “Dismissed As Misleading And Untrue.”  In June 2012, NBC4 wrote “In one recent campaign ad, Mandel claims Brown cast the ‘deciding vote’ on the ‘government takeover of healthcare,’ ‘bailed out Wall Street’ and ‘gave huge bonuses to executives.’ They are claims that independent fact checkers, FactCheck.org and Politifact, have dismissed as misleading and untrue.”  [NBC4, 6/25/12]

Despite Sen. Brown’s Vote To Ban Bonuses To Executives, Mandel Continued To Claim That Brown Actually Gave Bonuses To Wall Street Executives.  In June 2012, NBC4 wrote “according to Politifact, Brown had voted to ban bonuses to executives but his provision was removed from the stimulus bill during house and senate negotiations in order to resolve questions of constitutionality. But in Columbus Monday, Mandel stuck to his claim. ‘Sherrod Brown voted to bail out U.S. banks and give executives bonuses there on Wall Strees and I think he was wrong,’ Mandel said.”  [NBC4, 6/25/12]

His Claims Include The “Lie Of The Year,” But “None Of That Seems To Matter With Mandel.”  In June 2012, NBC4 wrote “The phrase ‘government takeover of healthcare’ was called the ‘lie of the year for 2010’ by Politifact. The law does increase government regulation of healthcare but it’s not a takeover. And to say Sherrod Brown cast the deciding vote suggest his one yes vote in the senate carried more weight than 59 others.  None of that seems to matter with Mandel.”  [NBC4, 6/25/12]

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