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.”
Btw, Mittens, how’s that special “Anglo-Saxon” camaraderie thing workin’ out for ya? Bwaaah!
In addition to how Cavuto was downplaying Mitt’s remarks, we were also treated to F&F’s spin on Friday. They avoided discussion on the subject as for quite awhile (as they didn’t even mention it until into 9 minutes into the 2nd hour of the show) because, apparently, showing Briggs driving a tank and giving free advertising to a young conservative’s political posters were much more important than what our country’s candidates are saying/doing. F&F also played down Mitt’s remarks and, via FOX’s Carl Cameron, they instead placed all the blame for the controversy squarely on the British media outlets.
Cameron said that the “British press has been beating him (Romney) up pretty badly. It’s as though they’ve combined to become a super pac internationally just pounding him for a whole host of perceived gaffes. He was criticized for allegedly criticizing the preparation and the security planning for the Olympics”. He noted that Romney said “he was really just commenting on the reports about security problems”. Poor Cameron he almost seemed bummed that, what should have been a “big moment” for Romney to “highlight” his Olympic experience, has become media criticism where even the cartoons/jokes have been “ruthless”. Douchey: “Yeah, they have been. That’s the British press”.
Gotta love the way Cameron made sure to insert the words “perceived” and “allegedly” into his report. FOX “news” rarely offers up the same sort of defensive words when commenting on things that Obama has said. Nah, instead they offer up Obama’s words (often without complete context) and make declarations about what he, you know, REALLY meant. Obama isn’t given the same courtesies that they offer up to Romney. And then, later in a segment with Chris Wallace, we are treated to an overly excited Kilmeade saying that the British press and officials “better back off” because Romney could become President. LOL!
Plus, we also get Mr. so-called “Fair & Balanced” O’Reilly completely ignoring his remarks when discussing Mittens with Sununu. Nah, instead we are treated to 2 Romney supporters talking about what a swell guy Romney is and offering him advice on how to become more likeable. Bwaaah!
And then this morning, in another show of Romney love, F&F does a tease about Ann Coulter’s upcoming guest appearance by saying “were Mitt Romney’s Olympic comments really a gaffe or are other countries just used to a President who panders”? Well, well, isn’t that special – the tease nicely sets up Romney’s defense while simultaneously taking a pot shot at Obama.
When Coulter joined the 3 stooges on the curvy couch, Morris stated that Coulter doesn’t see it as a gaffe. Coulter started off by saying that she “could never hear what he (Romney) said”. She then issued a challenge to the viewers to do an internet search* claiming that they wouldn’t be able to find out “WHAT he said”. She then concluded that, because you wouldn’t be able to find out “WHAT he said”, that means that “it’s probably not that bad a gaffe”. She continued on saying, “I think I heard it one time on TV”. Wait a minute, just a moment before she said that she “could never hear what he said” but now she’s admitting that she did hear it? (insert eye roll here)
After she contradicts herself about having heard what Romney said, she admits that “it was a little bit of a gaffe in the sense that he’s not a politician who is always supposed to suck up to whomever you’re talking to”. Apparently that really hit home for Morris as, in Daddy Douchey style, he chimed in with a hearty “exactly”. Coulter went on to expand on her belief that Romney isn’t a politician but that he’s more of a “fix-it” type of guy, that he even knew what kind of security problems the Olympics could encounter and that we all should “want this man in Washington”.
Briggs brings up the point that, in contrast to Romney, Obama went abroad in 2008 and got thousands of “screaming Europeans, Germany, wherever he was” by pandering to them but questioned whether what Obama did has worked out well for the US. Coulter laughed and answered back “no, I think that generally whenever huge crowds of Germans come out and cheer wildly that is not the sign of a good leader. That’s been a danger sign in the past”. Whoa!
There was a slight awkward moment of silence from the 3 stooges and a “hmm” from Morris because they no doubt recognized the Nazi reference that Coulter had just slipped in there. Then Camerota tried to move away from Coulter’s disgusting insinuation by referencing the big crowds that Obama got in Munich (which McCain later used in his so-called “Rock Star” ad). Coulter then went on to defend Romney some more and offered up one of usual right-wing jabs at Obama over the Churchill bust. Geez again.
*To Coulter’s claim that she “could never hear what he said” (nevermind the fact that she later contradicted herself twice with regards to this) — that’s kinda strange because I heard what he said via at least 2 of the many online video clips available. She continued on by saying that if one does an internet search on “Romney gaffe your computer will explode with what he said about the Olympics but they won’t tell ya WHAT he said”. Not sure what internet Coulter is using but when I did a Google search (just as soon as she issued the challenge to the viewers), I was able to find all kinds of sites either transcribing WHAT he said or with active links right their in their article that would take the reader to WHAT he said. It seems weird to me that she felt the need to fib to the viewers about this as it didn’t really add anything to her tale (other than it being a lame ass attempt to prop up the FOX “news” mantra about how the other media outlets – that aren’t FOX “news” – are out to get conservatives).
Kneel is willing to ignore rMoney’s endless stupidity if it helps the Fux Noise mission of putting the White back in the White House.
When the black guy with the funny name says it to businessmen, that’s a whole ‘nother somethin’ . . .
You talking about the Lord Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, who MOCKED Mittens in a speech?
That mayor of London?
Because a World War’s pretty goddamn likely to come out of them.