Just in time to get Mitt Romney out of his foot-in-mouth mess in England, Neil Cavuto trotted out international security expert Aaron Cohen (who so happens to have a book published by another News Corporation subsidiary) to say Romney was quite right in his doubt and concern about whether England was adequately prepared for the Olympics. Cavuto was so onboard with the threat level, he said he couldn’t understand why there had been any fuss about Romney’s comments in the first place.
Cavuto announced at the beginning of the segment, “The U.K. may not like what Mitt Romney said, but he only said what a lot of security experts fear.” Funny, I don’t recall seeing any previous segments on Fox about security experts’ fears about the Olympics. But maybe I missed it, given that I only catch about 3.5 hours of Fox a day.
First, Cavuto said the mayor of London, too, had been concerned “about this security lapse.” Cavuto continued, “I don’t know why it was a Fox Alert or any news alert. What Romney was saying was, he was echoing what he heard from London officials.”
Yeah, but as Cavuto almost certainly knows and would almost certainly have hammered on had it been President Obama who spoke so stupidly, it’s not the substance, it’s the form that was so bad. It was as if Romney had walked into someone’s house and started talking about how badly constructed it was – with Cavuto saying, “I don’t get why the owners were upset. Romney’s right about the construction.”