Why the media should go easy on Romney

  • Article by: DANA MILBANK , Washington Post
  • Updated: September 19, 2012 - 1:46 PM

I'm from the mainstream media, and approve of this tongue-in-cheek message.

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pumiceSep. 19, 12 2:02 PM

From the article: "In addition, Romney frequently gives the media fresh opportunities to rerun the blooper reel with his attempts to explain the original mistakes." Eventually the only plausible conclusion one can reach is that these statements are neither bloopers nor gaffes. These are accurate, sincere expressions of Mitt Romney's deeply-held principles as inspired by his political ideology.

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ljfromminSep. 19, 12 2:03 PM

In the last 24 hours Obama's likeness has been burned in at least a half dozen Muslim countries at protest rallies. When such a thing happened during the last Administration it was front and center, daily national news. TV screens and front pages were filled. Did anyone see such today? This type of thing ihas been ongoing. Can an honest American ask themselves, "Why is the Press so determined to influence the outcome of this election?"

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tkl52545Sep. 19, 12 2:36 PM

Ljfrommin: I agree with your comment. It's what the press and media don't tell us is what's troubling. They can pick and choose anything they want to show and write about. They have given this President a "major pass" when it comes to reporting anything negative.

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muggsh2oSep. 19, 12 2:50 PM

It would only be fair since the media has not investigated anything related to Obama in the last 8 years. He's had the sweetest deal of any modern president.

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bluemaxSep. 19, 12 3:17 PM

Obama goes on Letterman last night and couldn't even answer the question of 'How much is our national debt?" Unbelievable that the President can't answer the question. But did any mainstream paper or network report this? No. They would have been all over it if it would have been George W. Bush but they give Obama another free pass.

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muggsh2oSep. 19, 12 3:40 PM

Obama, appearing Tuesday on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman," rejected the notion that many Americans feel they are victims. "One thing I've learned as president is that you represent the entire country," he said. ==================================== What? This president has divided this country like no other president. Did Letterman jump all over him? Or did the press? Nope.

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roadtoruinSep. 19, 12 3:42 PM

No U.S. President, or politician for thet matter has been molly-coddled by the mainstream media like Barack Obama. This is the only reason why he even remains competitive in his quest for re-election. His record on the U.S. economy is nothing short of deplorable. If there was any fairness and balance in the MSM Obama would have no chance of re-election. On the other hand, I have never seen anyone victimized by the MSM the way that Mitt Romney has been. Despite the latest non-story being spewed by the media I still have little doubt that Obama will lose this November. There is just no devending such unbridled incomptennce and rampant failure.

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sarahanneSep. 19, 12 3:51 PM

Since the biggest scandal the Republicans have tried to promote in 4 years is that he was not born in this country. And that the birth certificate provided is not legitimate it is unlikely there is much there. If there was even a spark of scandal we would be hearing about it from the Republicans repeatedly.

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gandalf48Sep. 19, 12 3:58 PM

Where are the gas price stories? Very few commentaries on gas prices...the gas price stories are few and far between...I can rattle off a ton of stories on gas prices while Bush was president and most of them blamed him or hinted at his policies being the cause of the high gas prices. Now that Obama's in charge the topic goes underground and there's simply nothing that the president can do about gas prices.

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clnorthSep. 19, 12 4:02 PM

You didn't build that, Government did. No mention of the number of people on food stamps, the poverty rate, unemployment... This country is in trouble and Obama gets a free pass from the "media".

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