Mitt Romney's campaign demanded a retraction from Politifact today after the fact checkers rated a Romney statement "mostly false" based, in part, on the expert analyses from one donor to President Obama's campaign and another former Obama official.
"As you may or may not know, Gary Burtless has already donated twice to President Obama's campaign this cycle," Lanhee Chen, a policy director for Romney, wrote in a letter to Politifact that was published by The Huffington Post. Politifact quoted Burtless in their piece to explain that women appear to have lost more jobs than men because the male job losses "had already taken place before Obama took office."
"Much more inexplicably, Bestey Stevenson, who you identify simply as 'a business and public policy professor at Princeton University,' was until recently the chief economist for Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis," Chen observed, noting as well that Stevenson recently wrote a pro-Obama opinion column. "I have no way of knowing whether Politifact was aware of this and failed to disclose it, or whether she failed to identify her role in the Administration. Frankly, I am not sure which would be worse."
Politifact tweeted that they will respond to the letter, which you can read in full here.