A screen capture just a few moments ago from Yahoo!’s home page:
This is news?!? From the article:
Nobody wants to tell Donald Trump what to do or say, and that includes the presumptive Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney.
In an interview this afternoon with CNBC, Romney declined again to condemn Trump’s remarks throughout the week that claimed President Obama was not, in fact, born in the United States.
Asked why he doesn’t just tell Trump to “knock it off” with the birther comments, Romney responded, “Well I disagree with it I think that there’s no question but the president was born in the United States of America.”
Emphasis added. This is what reporters are asking Romney? Has a reporter ever asked Obama to, um, well, differentiate himself, from a prominent supporter? Indeed, has anyone in the legacy media ever raised such a ruckus over a prominent supporter of a top Democrat
FROM THE COMMENTS: Jenn of the Jungle makes a great point: “Romney disowned the comments and moved on like a mature individual. I know after almost 4 years of a whining pansy in office we aren’t used to that but come on.” Exactly. The presumptive Republican nominee said that he believed the president was born in the United States.
When before have the media tried to hold a politician to account for the rantings of one of his supporters. Do wonder at the media’s obsession over this.
NB: Tweaked the penultimate paragraph of this post.