As has been noted here time and again, Scott Brown is simply lying when it comes to Elizabeth Warren’s advocacy on behalf of victims of asbestos poisoning. Here’s yet another ad on the subject, this one even more brazen and full of lies than the last two. And a big part of Brown’s lie is his profoundly misleading use of the Boston Globe’s solid reporting on what happened in that very complicated litigation.
Apparently, the Globe has finally had enough. So today, they called him on it. This piece is in the news section, not the editorial page.
Brown ad misleadingly cites Globe story
Senator Scott Brown is running a television ad that misleadingly cites a Boston Globe story to argue that his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Warren, fought asbestos victims in a major lawsuit.
While there were victims who opposed Warren’s arguments, the story reported that the attorneys who represented most of the victims were on Warren’s side in the case, which went to the Supreme Court.
The Brown campaign did not respond to a request for comment….
[D]espite Brown’s contention that Warren fought victims, the Globe reported that the attorneys who were represented most of the victims supported Warren’s efforts to grant Travelers immunity from asbestos-related lawsuits in exchange for the company setting up a $500 million trust, to be divided among current and future claimants.
A campaign that thinks it can’t win on real issues, and thinks it can’t win without lying about its opponent, is a campaign that thinks it’s losing. So it’s pretty clear where Team Brown thinks it is right now.