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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:36 AM

ZOMG! Teh Main$tream Media FINALLY get adversarial with the Romney campaign

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/a-football-draw-for-romneys-staff-and-the-press/?hp

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — Mitt Romney will be participating in his own political version of Monday Night Football when he faces off against President Obama in their final debate of the campaign cycle. But on Sunday morning, Mr. Romney took a break from debate preparation to make a stop at a gridiron of a different sort — a flag football beach face-off between members of the news media and members of Mr. Romney’s staff.

Mr. Romney, wearing black shorts, a black Adidas T-shirt and gray sneakers, walked down to the beach after spending the morning at church, and kicked off the game with a coin toss. (The press won that part, with a call of “tails,” prompting Mr. Romney to quip, “That’s the last call you guys are getting.”)

“Let’s see, look at the captain, Gail’s a captain, is that right?” Mr. Romney said, referring to Gail Gitcho, the campaign’s communications director. “Got a bracelet for you.”

Mr. Romney then handed Ms. Gitcho a white rubber bracelet that read, “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, America Can’t Lose,” an apparent twist on the “Friday Night Lights” motto, which Mr. Romney has recently begun quoting on the campaign trial.




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Reply ZOMG! Teh Main$tream Media FINALLY get adversarial with the Romney campaign (Original post)
Fumesucker Oct 2012 OP
NoMoreWarNow Oct 2012 #1
vi5 Oct 2012 #2
Inuca Oct 2012 #4
Fumesucker Oct 2012 #9
BootinUp Oct 2012 #5
vi5 Oct 2012 #6
BootinUp Oct 2012 #7
vi5 Oct 2012 #8
Fumesucker Oct 2012 #10
Berlum Oct 2012 #3

Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:46 AM

1. nauseating, isn't it?

 

and the NYTimes still has it as a lead item on their site.

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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:48 AM

2. Look, I know this isn't going to be a popular opinion...

 

but the media were fairly scathing and adverserial when Romney was losing and sizably behind in the polls. They reported on every gaffe and plenty of them were quite mocking of him.

And yes, now that he's tied or according to some leading, they are back to being his buddy and giving him favorable coverage.

That's largely the way it works. The idiotic, sycophantic media we have loves 2 things: 1) Controversey, either real or imagined, and 2) a winner. And they hate boring and they hate a loser. Which is why when Willard was both they were plenty happy to mock him.

And for the record the story in this article is nauseating. But they wouldn't be doing this in the first place if he were losing. But because he's pulled even or ahead they feel comfortable enough associating with him in this way.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:58 AM

4. Also, if something similar

were published about Obama we would say "how nice"

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Response to Inuca (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:55 AM

9. Not all of us

It would disgust me just as much or maybe even more if Obama and his campaign were to do this with the media.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:15 AM

5. He hasn't pulled even or ahead.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:26 AM

6. There are enough polls out there for them to justify it....

 

Whether he actually has or not, if there are enough polls out there showing that (which there are, whether we want to believe them or not), then it gives them cover.

Look I'm not saying this is good or justifiable. They (the press) are a bunch of idiots, and what I'm saying makes them more so. But we can't in all honestly claim that their behavior has been consistently pro-Romney and pro-Republican as much as it has been and will continue to be pro-whoever seems to be in the lead (real or imagined).

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Response to vi5 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:36 AM

7. The only poll that realy matters is OH

I think what is going on is most in the media can't believe that so many are seriously considering putting Mitt in the Whitehouse, but they don't want to call Americans stupid.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 08:54 AM

8. Bingo!

 

I think that sums it up.

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Response to vi5 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 09:02 AM

10. Imagine the M$M reaction if Obama's family were to own or control by proxy a voting machine company

It would be headline news on every single media outlet.

The M$M didn't start reporting on Mitt's negative points until they were forced to by his Gish Gallop at the RNC.



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Response to Fumesucker (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 07:53 AM

3. Real Repubbie propaganda slogo: "Fear-filled Minds, Full 1%er Wallets, America gets Suckered Again."

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