The Romney family would disagree, perhaps recalling items like the 2,300-word Times front-pager by Trip Gabriel scorning Mrs. Romney's enthusiasm for dressage, where "horses costing up to seven figures execute pirouettes and other dancelike moves for riders wearing tails and top hats."
Or take Times columnist Charles Blow, who won "The Politics of Personal Destruction Award" for denying Romney's humanity on MSNBC on July 17: "This is the kind of man that Mitt Romney is. This man does not have a soul. If you opened up, you know, his chest, there's probably a gold ticking watch in there and not even a heart. This is not a person. This is just a robot who will do whatever it takes, whatever he's told to do, to make it to the White House."
Former ABC News political director David Chalian lost his job as Washington Bureau Chief of Yahoo! News for being caught on an open microphone on Aug. 28 during the GOP convention in Tampa, talking over a picture of Mitt and Ann Romney: "They are happy to have a party with black people drowning." That quote won the "Ku Klux Con Job Award for Smearing Conservatives With Phony Racism Charges."
Obama is our savior, and Romney is happy with blacks drowning. Got it?
But on the Left, it's always easy to believe America is still mired in a deeply racist, imperialist history. MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry won the "Quote of the Year" for offering her unique Happy Birthday to America on her July 1 show:
"The land on which they [the Founders] formed this Union was stolen. The hands with which they built this nation were enslaved. The women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class ... This is the imperfect fabric of our nation, at times we've torn and stained it, and at other moments, we mend and repair it. But it's ours. All of it. The imperialism, the genocide, the slavery, also the liberation and the hope and the deeply American belief that our best days still lie ahead of us."
But for MSNBC, that liberation and hope rests on their "lord and savior" Obama.
L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. To find out more about Brent Bozell III, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at www.creators.com.
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