Lawrence O'Donnell piled on Mitt Romney during his Tuesday show, saying the GOP presidential candidate had told a flat-out lie in his first television ad of the 2012 campaign.
Romney drew fire for the ad, which shows President Obama saying, "if we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose," but does not point out that Obama was quoting John McCain at the time.
"Mitt Romney's first television ad is simply and entirely a lie," O'Donnell said. He brought on MSNBC's Eugene Robinson, and said Romney was "testing the media" to find out whether people would call the spot a lie. "The truth is, most of the media is going to allow those things to fly as if they are the standard-issue spin of campaigns," he said.