Stephanie Cutter stands by ads; ‘We take fact-checking very seriously’

The Obama campaign’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter didn’t earn the nickname “lying liar” for nothing. Today, the woman who claimed she didn’t know the details of steelworker Joe Soptic’s story as he linked Mitt Romney to his wife’s cancer death — even though he had been featured in two previous ads — told CNN that “we take fact-checking very, very seriously.”

Cutter was appearing on “The Situation Room” to “clarify” remarks that the president had made in an interview with “60 Minutes,” in which “good cop” Obama had admitted that his campaign had sometimes gone “overboard.” Ever the helpful water-carrier, “60 Minutes” left the president’s admission out of Sunday night’s broadcast.

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CBS Doesn’t Air Portion Of Obama Interview Where He Admits Some Of His Campaign Ads Go ‘Overboard’ | Mediaite http://t.co/eaSYU6A2

— IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) September 24, 2012

Unaired excerpt: "President Obama says some of his campaign ads might 'go overboard' or contain mistakes" http://t.co/JjUS3jEP #tcot

— RNC (@GOP) September 24, 2012

Obama Admits To Airing Campaign Ads With Mistakes And Some That “Go Overboard,” CBS Promptly Edits It From Broadcast… http://t.co/ckAy9UJm

— Wayne Dupree ★彡 (@WayneDupreeShow) September 24, 2012

Obama admits in interview that his ads lied, went overboard, but 60 Minutes edits that out and doesn't air it – http://t.co/pfxL6bc0 NO! Lol

— Beth ¥SDMF¥ (@ElizabethYate11) September 24, 2012

Leave it to Cutter, then, to insist that the campaign stands by all its ads, even the ones that go overboard.

.@StefCutter says on CNN that the Obama Campaign "stands by every ad"- even the ones @BarackObama says go "overboard" http://t.co/IveVp267

— Ryan Williams (@RyanGOP) September 24, 2012

Stephanie Cutter Contradicts @BarackObama On Accuracy Of Campaign Ads http://t.co/O99MFtID #tcot #teaparty #romneyryan2012 #emptychair

— jerrymeister69 (@jerrymeister69) September 25, 2012

Cutter has been known to go where she knows her lies won’t be questioned, and it seems CNN is happy to provide a safe house for plenty more of the same.