Yesterday on CNN, Wolf Blitzer was facilitating a panel discussing Mitt Romney’s supposed gaffe, you know, when he criticized an administration statement that the administration later retracted. Wonder if Wolf ever held a panel questioning the appropriateness of the president jetting off to Vegas for a campaign event in the immediate aftermath of the embassy attacks.
Aware of the failure of our legacy media to consider the president’s failings, Zombie observes that they have. . .
. . . dropped all pretense of impartiality. Their behavior in response to the latest Mideast crisis was blatant, outrageous — and effective. When the world erupted on September 11 and the Obama administration groveled at the feet of our barbarian attackers, the major news outlets — knowing that this was a disastrous turn of events for the Obama campaign which could not be spun in his favor — decided the only solution was to brazenly change the subject to a fabricated peripheral side issue: that Romney had committed some kind of “gaffe” by criticizing the government’s weak-kneed response.
(Via Instapundit.) Seems their mentality is to attack the challenger when the incumbent demonstrates his incompetence. “Elderly Soviet propagandists“, quips Mark Steyn, “must be wondering why they wasted their time jamming radio transmitters and smashing printing presses when they could just have sent everyone to Columbia Journalism School.”