Yesterday, Politico ran a story entitled, “Ann Romney is the Romney Dems Fear Most." True to form, tt didn’t take long for the media to begin attacking the potential first lady. The media cracked up its slime machine today with a pitiful smear, accusing her of investing in a sex trafficking website.
Here’s the headling from Reuters:
Here’s Business Insider:
I won’t even begin to link you to the liberal blogs that are running with this story.
So, let’s look beyond the headline smear at the facts of this story.
- Goldman Sachs recently sold a 16% share of Village Voice Media, a company that owned a website called Backpage.com. Backpage is a classifieds website with a “adult” second that has been linked to sex trafficking. Goldman Sachs said that it was “uncomfortable with the direction of the company” and sold their share.
- Ann Romney was invested in a blind trust through Goldman Sachs.
- Ann Romney’s share in the Goldman fund was valued between $15,001 and $50,000 but the fund itself was a $2.78 billion dollar venture for Goldman Sachs.