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Trumpeting Romney’s Every Gaffe; Downplaying Obama’s

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 4:30 pm - August 1, 2012.
Filed under: 2012 Presidential Election,Media Bias

The press coverage,” writes Fred Barnes about the presumptive Republican nominee’s recent trip to Europe and the Middle East

. . .detracted from the overall impression made by [Mitt] Romney. Reporters—especially the Americans—were on patrol for miscues and tactless or indiscreet statements.  And they found plenty, though most of them weren’t gaffes at all but merely comments that someone, somewhere, might not like.

Emphasis added.  If the legacy media covered Barack Obama’s gaffes like they cover Romney’s, they too would have to dub the Democrat as gaffe-prone.

Yesterday, reporting on how low the Obama campaign has sunk, John Hinderaker gives us the context for Romney staffer RIck Gorka’s loss of temper.   “As Romney was walking to his car” near the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Poland, “reporters shouted hostile questions:”

A CNN reporter shouted: “Governor Romney, are you concerned about some of the mishaps of your trip?”

“Governor Romney, do you have a statement for the Palestinians?” a New York Times reporter asked.

“What about your gaffes?” chimed in a Washington Post writer.

“Governor Romney, do you feel that your gaffes have overshadowed your foreign trip?” asked the Times journalist.

Not only were the reporters rude in shouting questions at a sacred place, the questions they shouted had nothing to do with substance, but only with spin, about the supposedly gaffe-prone Republican.  Seems like the folks at CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post work for the opposition research department of the Obama campaign.

Ace embeds this fun video produced by Ace Diddy for Serfs Up Records which mocks the legacy media’s determination to patrol perpetually for Romney gaffes:

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4 Comments

  1. Bias? What liberal media bias? (SARC)

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 1, 2012 @ 4:52 pm - August 1, 2012

  2. This is almost — almost — becoming comedy. The mainstream media has become nothing but a parody of itself.

    That they manage to be simultaneously so self-absorbed, yet so unaware of how they appear to the public, is truly mystifying. They keep losing traction in public-credibility polls, yet they go on spinning out this stuff.

    Comment by Lori Heine — August 1, 2012 @ 5:04 pm - August 1, 2012

  3. #2 – And Lori, it’s a sure sign that Obummer’s campaign is going south when CNN tells his campaign how to run itself – especially when it comes to LGBT issues:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matt-hadro/2012/08/01/hypocritical-cnn-downplays-gay-agenda-when-obama-under-fire-it

    Hypocrisy, thy name is liberalism.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 1, 2012 @ 5:41 pm - August 1, 2012

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