Poor old Mitt Romney. Done in by the liberal media again. A report from the conservative Media Research Center- posted on the Fox Nation - says that the Big Three networks gave Romney’s “47%” gaffe 88 minutes of coverage versus only six minutes to the video of Obama saying he favored redistribution.
The Big Three, says the MRC article, tended to describe Romney’s gaffe using words like “political earthquake” and “one of the worst weeks for any presidential candidate in a general election that any of us can remember.” The Obama tape, on the other hand, was portrayed as the Romney camp's desperate effort at damage control.
Waaaaahhhhh, cried the right-wing media. Obnoxious and offensive, said Fox Nation readers. MRC President and frequent Fox guest Brent Bozell said: “We’ve seen this play out over and over and over again. If it hurts Barack Obama’s chances of re-election, the media ignore it. If it hurts Mitt Romney, they obsess over it night after night. The double standard is absolutely staggering. The liberal media are nothing more than the press office of the Obama campaign."
(Of course, if Romney didn't give them so much to write about, he'd get a lot less negative coverage...)
But we did put a lot of time into Romney’s comment- to be fair, most of it was people calling in to say what they want to tell Romney to his face when he shows up.
Hint: Most of them included the most family friendly version of “You’re a piece of shit, and the only reason I’m not hitting you is because I don’t want to wipe you off my hand!” they could muster.
What is newsworthy, however, is the desperation of the right.
Some liberal media!
As for the current situation, I agree with the prior posters. President Obama’s stance on progressive taxation has been public record throughout his public service career. His comments from 1998 are consistent with his request for the very rich to pay their fair share. The right wing tried to run this “socialist” idea repeatedly in the 2008 campaign and have continued to ring that bell for the past 3 1/2 years to no effect. It’s not news and it’s not even new in 2012 to play a clip like this.
The Romney comment, however, is news – because it catches Romney saying something that effectively dismisses nearly half the population due to a talking point. And it isn’t that he said that they wouldn’t vote for him – it’s that he was saying they weren’t worthy of voting for him anyway. Comments like that are devastating, because they just don’t go away.
The result of those comments, plus all the other problems Romney has had in dealing with a fractured GOP, in selling himself to the public, and in getting any traction in the race, is that Romney is no longer being wholeheartedly backed by even the pundits at Fox. It’s gotten to the point that even they are acknowledging that his only chance now is to have a massive upset in the debates, which nobody thinks is that likely.
1. Real news story: MagicUnderwear Mitt steps all over his tiny schlong by smearing half of the American population as worthless moochers.
2. Non-news story: Fux Noise and its buttboy Brent Bozo dig up a 14-year old videotape, heavily edit it to conform to their talking point, and then wail endlessly about it being ignored by the mainstream media.
Understand the difference? Fux Noise doesn’t.