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The Washington Post Bullies Romney

Chries Wrote: May 16, 2012 12:16 AM
As a young child, admired Woodward and Berntein. Their work may not have been as objective as they purported it to be at the time, but they definitely checked and double checked sources. They were accountable to editors who would not allow them to run with a story that was not sourced to the satisfaction of the editor and editors. These days, the only real journalism is found on FoxNews, alternative news sources and blogs on the internet, talk radio, and in the British press. Thank God for the internet and Rush Limbaugh! (and congrats to Rush on his induction into the Missouri Hall of Famous Missourians)

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.