Ann Romney had a little girlfriend chat with Martha MacCallum this morning on America’s Newsroom. The show airs during what Fox calls its “objective news” line up. But somehow, all the questions were sympathetic to Romney. And she had no problem with Romney denigrating Obama by likening him to a kid-in-a-sandbox for challenging Mitt Romney's veracity.
Despite the fact that a large banner on a screen kept flashing “FAIR & BALANCED,” MacCallum offered no balance as Romney made a blatant push to make her husband warmer and more likeable. “We’ve seen people,” not numbers, Ann Romney claimed. Given that Mitt has gone on record saying that “corporations are people,” and that he has previously written off 47% of Americans (until he flip-flopped last week) as not worthy of his attention, that would have been a great opportunity to try to get past the talking point.
But not for MacCallum. Her only challenge was to an absent President Obama when she said, with obvious incredulity, that she had seen a story that he thought the debate last week went “fairly well.”
Later MacCallum blatantly pressed Romney to attack Presdient Obama. “What do you think about the charges that (Mitt) lied?” Rather than offer any real fact checking about whether the charge had any validity, MacCallum asked, “How did you feel” about that?
The look that crossed Ann Romney’s face showed she knew she was among friends as she laughed and asked in a chummy, jokey tone, “Lied about what?”
Instead of providing details, MacCallum listened politely as Romney went on to characterize Obama as a sore loser. “It’s sort of like someone that’s, you know, in the sandbox that like lost the game and they’re just going to kick sand in someone’s face and say, ‘you liar.’ I mean, it’s like they lost, and so now they just are going to say, OK, the game, you know, we didn’t like the game. So it’s to me, it’s poor sportsmanship.”
No challenge from “objective” MacCallum there, either! She closed the interview with a palsy note, saying that during tomorrow night’s debate with the VP candidates, “This time, you’ll be able to yell at the TV screen while you’re watching. You won’t have to be quiet as a church mouse in the front seat following the rules.”
I have no doubt MacCallum will be right there with her in spirit, if not body.
Lies? What lies? Whatever Mitt says is true, even if it’s not what he’ll say next time! Get used to it America, you’re luck my hubby wants to Rule Amerika!!!
Hey, good for Ann.
The complaints from fellow republicans about Mittens’ campaign caused her to petulantly stamp her feet, go into a snit, and yell at them, “Stop it. This is hard.”
âWhat do you think about the charges that (Mitt) lied?â
The look that crossed Ann Romneyâs face showed she knew she was among friends as she laughed and asked in a chummy, jokey tone, âLied about what?â
In those three words, Ann captured the very essence of the Fox News low-information viewer/voter.
Who says the Romneys can’t relate to the common man . . .