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The legacy media’s disinterest in the substance of Mitt Romney’s foreign trip

Imagine“, writes Richard Grenell

. . . if The New York Times and other media outlets had sent their foreign affairs reporters on Gov. Mitt Romney’s trip to England, Israel and Poland. Instead of sending political reporters who report on politics, the foreign affairs reporters might have given us serious reporting on the international issues raised when the Republican nominee for president traveled abroad.

No wonder these folks focused on Mr. Romney’s supposed gaffes.  Grenell offers some details of the legacy media’s focus on those gaffes:

Like a high school nerd not being invited to the rich kids’ party, Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker wrote a whole piece titled, “Romney bans media from Jerusalem fundraiser, violating pre-established protocol.”

Rucker later had to write a followup piece titled, “Romney opens Jerusalem fundraiser to press, reversing earlier decision.” His coverage of Romney’s trip was silly.  A review of Rucker’s writings on the Washington Post website did not show one stand-alone story on Romney’s Jerusalem announcement, but several stories highlighting what he called trip “gaffes.”

Read the whole thing.  Do wonder about the legacy media’s disinterest in actual Republican policies.  And their perpetual patrolling for Republican gaffes.

No wonder so many people dependent on such journals as the Washington Post and New York Times for their news have such a low opinion of Republicans.



  1. Seems most of the US media during this administration has taken a refresher course from ‘Baghdad Bob University’. To quote Bob; “desperate Americans” which describes the Obama media.

    Comment by benj — August 3, 2012 @ 6:01 am - August 3, 2012

  2. It also describes both the White House Press Secretary and its press corps as well.

    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — August 3, 2012 @ 10:31 am - August 3, 2012

  3. Howard Kurtz also calls out the media on this made-up controversy.

    Comment by Sonicfrog — August 3, 2012 @ 11:37 am - August 3, 2012

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