Yesterday, while doing my cardio at the gym, the TV monitors showed Anderson Cooper devoting the first 35 minutes of his show to a discussion of the “secret” Romney tapes.
It does seem that he — and his fellow CNN anchors — devote more time to covering the Republicans supposed “gaffes” and alleged missteps than they do to covering Obama’s actual record in office.
Now, I don’t watch much TV news — and only catch CNN when I’m at the gym — but I am wondering whether CNN ever devotes segments to Obama’s gaffes and his administration’s misstep:
- Did they, for example, devote this much time to then-candidate Obama’s comments about the bitter rural folk who clings to their guns and religion?
- Or to questioning why he jetted off to a campaign even the day after the attacks or our embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the murder of a diplomat in Benghazi, Libya?
- Or to the reports from Bod Woodward’s latest book, The Price of Politics, about his aloofness from governing?
- Or questions about crony capitalism and Solyndra? Or questioned why a major Solyndra figure in the Department of Energy has defied a House subpoena and refuses to testify?
- Or asked about Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius’s violated the Hatch Act?
And so many other issues. . .
Maybe they have discussed such things and I just didn’t catch ’em. So, please do supply links to help fill in the gaps in my knowledge.
FROM THE COMMENTS: ILoveCapitalism reminds ms not to “forget Fast and Furious… a.k.a. “Watergate with 300 dead bodies”. No longer forgotten.
UPDATE: Why aren’t the media asking why the administration has failed to meet 60% of the deadlines in a bill the president and congressional Democrats championed?
RELATED: Jonathan Tobin contends that “The reason the video hurts is that it played into Obama’s greatest advantage: a pliant media that is quick to dismiss his blunders but can be counted on to make a meal out of any of Romney’s gaffes“:
This is the same media after all that was faced with a similar gaffe four years ago when Barack Obama was caught on tape at one of his private fundraisers making similarly stupid comments dismissing much of America as “clinging to guns and religion” because of their fears and small-minded natures. While that video did not go unreported at the time, the reaction from much of the press was indifference. Right-wing bloggers and columnists screamed about it but it was not treated as front-page news in mainstream newspapers. The explanation for that is not exactly a mystery. If most reporters and their editors didn’t play it that big it was because most of them shared Obama’s contempt for religion and guns and those that cling to them.