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86 Percent of ABC, CBS, NBC Evening News Stories on Romney's Overseas Trip Emphasized His 'Missteps'

HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 11:29 AM
MEINECKE: ..."it appears the networks are determined to forego any flowery rhetoric they reserved for 2008 Obama and emphasize Romney's failures." Obama did well on his 2008 tour and Romney screwed up on his 2012 tour. So the corporate media are to be faulted for noticing the obvious and reporting accordingly?
JaneM Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 11:46 AM
Hoover-I don't remember barry's tour quite that way. What I do know is that the msm was and is so far up his bony posterior that they either ignore or just don't hear anything that might be considered a "gaffe". Now, have you or any of your media seen the unemployment rate this week? Have you or any of your media noticed that claims for SSD are rising at an alarming rate?
Yea, this article is about your media and their coverage of Romney but the issues I brought up SHOULD be what your media is covering. Not, supposed "gaffes'
BTW-sure looks like Romney spoke the truth about the readiness of the UK as their media had been saying just that for weeks before his visit.
cburton Wrote: Aug 05, 2012 12:35 PM
Did you ever listen to anything other than FOX News while Dubya was in office? If so, you knew that we were in a recession well before he ever left office, and that no matter who his successor might have been, they couldn't have gotten us out of Dubya's mess in the same 8 years Dubya had to get us into it, let alone the three and a half years you seem to expect the incumbent to have performed miracles. I can honestly say that, and I used to be a Republican--before Dubya. Now I see that today's Republicans (really Neocons) and Democrats are basically the same side of the same evil coin that's bent on taking this country down. If you Neocon supporters would take your heads out of your own posteriors, you'd realize that. RON PAUL 2012!

I get that Mitt Romney's overseas trip may or may not have been the most well-executed presidential campaign booster, but it appears the networks are determined to forego any flowery rhetoric they reserved for 2008 Obama and emphasize Romney's failures. According to the Media Research Center,

"Mitt Romney's week-long international trip resulted in unrelentingly negative coverage from the big three broadcast networks, a stark change from the glowing press awarded to then-candidate Barack Obama's world tour in 2008. While Obama was treated like a rock star (from the Associated Press: "It's not only Obama's youth, eloquence and...