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The Washington Post Bullies Romney

Andy576 Wrote: May 16, 2012 8:59 AM
The bias is really kind of pathetic. I mean, they have no idea they are so biased. Got a call from the Boston Globe last week re. a possible subscription -- some special deal yadayada -- told them I couldn't stomach the extreme bias, the lefty editorializing in the "reporting" sections. The poor rep said they have some new people. Right. Same old same old.

When it comes to opposition research, there is often only one difference between a candidate's vicious negative ad and an "investigative" news report: the undeserved patina of media "objectivity" and respectability.

Take the Washington Post's Jason Horowitz's 5,400-word "expose" on how Mitt Romney may have pinned a boy down and cut his hair in 1965. 1965? That's almost a half century ago. Even if every detail were accurate -- and they weren't -- a journalist could pull a muscle in the hyper-aggressive attempt to make it somehow relevant to the present moment or even the recent past.