Fox News' Carl Cameron is helping the Romney campaign cover up the GOP candidate's hypocrisy on welfare reform.
Mitt Romney's campaign released today a new advertisement attacking President Obama for "quietly announcing a plan to gut welfare reform," referring to a Department of Health and Human Services rule change that grants states more flexibility in granting waivers to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) program's work requirements. A number of media outlets have pointed out a fatal flaw in Romney's attack: that in 2005, then-Massachusetts governor Romney joined several other Republican governors in endorsing similar TANF waivers. But for Carl Cameron, the facts undermining the ad took a back seat to repeating -- indeed, embellishing -- the Romney campaign message.
Reporting on the ad this morning on America's Newsroom, Cameron called the ad a "renewed attack" on Obama as "an extreme liberal," and said the Romney campaign views the TANF rule change as "just big-government liberalism putting more and more government dependency into the economic bloodstream."
Cameron's language echoed the Romney campaign's press release on the ad, which describes the president as a "devoted believer in old-school, big-government liberalism" who wants "a culture of dependency."