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Yahoo! leads news with former Carter aide’s musings on contents of Mitt Romney’s iPad

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 5:34 pm - May 31, 2012.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election,Media Bias

While the conservative blogosphere is abuzz about how Mitt Romney’s team outorganized the Obama campaign’s attempt to trash the presumptive Republican nominee’s Massachusetts record and the candidate’s press conference outside Solyndra, Yahoo! chooses to lead their news with the speculations of a former Carter administration official.

Walter Shapiro, according to his USA Today biography, “served in the Carter administration as a presidential speechwriter (1979) and as press secretary (1977-78) to Secretary of Labor Ray Marshall . . . [and also] sought the Democratic nomination for a U.S. House seat . . . .” Key Wiki reports that he “was an identified member of JournoList – an email group of approximately 400 “progressive” and socialist journalists, academics and “new media” activists.”

Has Yahoo! ever led with the speculations of a former Reagan Administration official who has blogged at RedState about Obama’s musings in his Blackberry?

Yahoo! headlines at 2:32 PST (5:32 GayPatriot blog time) includes no reference to either the Obama press conference — or to Romney’s.  They were, however, linking something about a Mom’s interview backfiring.

(Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s endorsement of Mitt Romney ranked 36th of 65 among the stories featuring on their rolling headlines.  Shapiro’s speculation remained a constant presence on their home-page.)

NB:  Tweaked title.


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