Following the top story, seems the editors at Yahoo! are trying to spin the news in favor of Mr. Obama and against Mr. Romney:
The fourth headline caught my eye. And sure enough, the article makes it appear that the Romney-supporting super PAC is politicizing the Olympics:
And you thought the Olympic Games would be politics-free.
Restore Our Future, a super PAC supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, announced a $7.2 million campaign Thursday that will run ads in 11 states during the Olympic Games in London.
Chris Moody Yahoo! News’s correspondent doesn’t mention the Obama campaign. Perhaps, instead of being so eager to slam the Republican for politicizing the Olympics, he should have done some research. On Friday, June 29 (that’s six days ago), Reid Wilson reported in the National Journal that “there’s no sign of plans for much of a summer break” in the presidential campaign: “The Obama campaign has purchased $5.1 million in ads to be broadcast on NBC networks during the Olympic Games between July 27 and Aug. 12.”
Must have missed that Yahoo! headline on the Obama campaign ad buy last week. Seems the Obama folks were the first to inject politics into the Olympics.
(In another Yahoo! article, not linked on its home page, Shushannah Walshe of ABC OTUS News did report that “The Obama campaign announced last week a $5.5 million ad buy during the games, according to the New York Times.”)
FROM THE COMMENTS: Cy finds it “kinda sad when I can’t even get outraged at the double standards anymore. It’s even sadder when there are people who actually don’t see it.”