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Mitt Romney's sons, "5-man Army," featured on FOX and Friends

Reported by Chrish - October 9, 2007 -

What was particularly offensive about the fluff piece where the five clean-cut men praised and promoted their father was Steve Doocy's tagging them as a "five-man army." This relates, of course, to candidate Mitt Romney explaining away their lack of military service in the war he supports by saying, when asked if they have already or plan to enlist, "One of the ways that my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president."

(Romney did a flip-flop shortly after, saying he "didn't mean in any way to compare service in the country with my boys in any way. .... it's not service to the country. It's service for me. And there's just no comparison there." You decide.)

The empty segment included soundbites of the five praising their dad, with one son giving a tour of their campaign bus (purchased on E-Bay for $60,000). Brian Kilmeade, perhaps forgetting the candidate is a Billionaire, said they grew up together so were used to sharing tight quarters. Somehow I think the Romneys had a spacious home and didn't have to sleep in bunk beds.

They ended the segment by tossing a football around the sidewalk in front of FOX News NYC offices, where the bus was parked, "like the Kennedys."

Another fawning, shallow transparent segment on a favored Republican candidate.