While doing cardio today at the gym, I thought that just maybe CNN would actually look into a Democratic scandal as they reported the (then-just released) Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on Operation Fast and Furious. But, soon thereafter, they returned to coverage of the Romney tape. (Will two days after this report is released, will CNN return to coverage of Fast & Furious?)
When I returned to the cardio machines after my (roughly one-hour) weight workout, CNN was still droning on about the tape, but didn’t seem to have concerned about what might have been in the missing 1-2 minutes.
Commenting on the media coverage, Erick Erickson contends that
. . . this episode epitomizes how the media is an enemy collaborator with Barack Obama’s campaign. When conservatives accurately quoted Barack Obama’s “you didn’t build that” line including the context in which he meant it, the press immediately folded when Obama claimed conservatives were taking him out of context. In Romney’s press conference after the revelation of the tape he said he was speaking off the cuff and maybe was not as articulate as he could have been without a prepared text. Nonetheless, unlike Obama’s “you didn’t build that” remark, the press demands that we all take Mitt Romney literally in his remarks.
And it was interesting that CNN kept repeating the remarks made on the “secret” video without offering any of Mr. Romney’s subsequent public appearances where he attempted to provide that context.