On The Record did a “Best of 2011” segment last night that began with what host Greta Van Susteren called the “highlights” of the “Road to 2012.” She said, “During the past 12 months, each of the candidates has had high points and low points. Here are some of the highlights from the presidential hopefuls and from those who decided not to run.” Apparently, she meant that literally because the nearly eight-minute segment excluded any mention of the Herman Cain sexual scandals and just about every gaffe that he or any other Republican candidate made.
Never mind the epic confrontation between Geraldo Rivera and a Cain spokesman in which Rivera blasted the Cain campaign’s response to the sexual harassment allegations. Never mind Van Susteren’s interview with Cain’s wife, Gloria. If you only watched the On The Record rundown, you’d never know Cain quit at least largely because of the scandal. Nor would you know about his embarrassing Libya gaffe. Or the bizarre smoker campaign ad.
You also would never know about Rick Perry’s gaffes. Remember the one where he made threatening comments about Ben Bernanke? How he couldn’t remember one of the three federal agencies he said he’d abolish? Apparently, neither could On The Record. Oops.
Same thing with Newt Gingrich. Forget about how many conservatives have spoken out against Gingrich. On The Record certainly has. Mitt Romney’s $10,000 bet, too.
A little later in the show, Van Susteren went over the sexual scandals of 2011. She discussed Anthony Weiner, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charlie Sheen. But she never mentioned Cain.
When one of our select GOPigs gaffes it’s cuz some lamestream media type used a trick question.
At least she could have replayed his inspirational words from the Pokemon movie when he dropped out. I still can’t believe he said that.
I’m looking forward to next years 2012 in review show. Greta will have some difficulty avoiding President Obama’s re election victory.
To everyone at News Hounds have a happy and safe New Years.
Between 9-9-9 trainwreck Cain, Helmethairbrain Perry, Pig Newton, Man-on-Dog Santorum and Evil-eyed Bachmann, a blooper reel would be more appropriate.