Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
December 18, 2018, 11:21:37 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2018 predictions for US Senate are now open!.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  Election Archive
| |-+  Election Archive
| | |-+  All Archived Boards
| | | |-+  2012 Elections
| | | | |-+  Mitt Romney, high school bully? (search mode)
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Mitt Romney, high school bully?  (Read 19268 times)
WhyteRain
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 949
Political Matrix
E: 6.19, S: -2.78

View Profile
« on: May 10, 2012, 01:40:56 pm »

The MSM is so predictable now.

I said in numerous fora last Summer that Romney -- as the most anti-Tea Party of the leading Republicans -- was the MSM's guy for the GOP nomination.  As I predicted, the MSM would give Romney a clear path to the nomination while launching insanely vicious attacks on any "conservative alternative" that popped up in his way.

But I told Romney supporters that as soon as their guy locked up the nomination, the MSM would -- with no more danger of Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, etc. becoming president -- then launch the non-stop campaign to Palinize Romney with nothing but attacks on his own and his friends' and family's personal histories.

So far, the MSM has made me look like a genius.

Btw, as a former newspaper reporter in D.C., I assure you the Post sat on this 47 year-old story for months or years, waiting for the right moment to drop it on Romney. 
Logged
WhyteRain
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 949
Political Matrix
E: 6.19, S: -2.78

View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2012, 01:52:25 pm »

The MSM is so predictable now.

I said in numerous fora last Summer that Romney -- as the most anti-Tea Party of the leading Republicans -- was the MSM's guy for the GOP nomination.  As I predicted, the MSM would give Romney a clear path to the nomination while launching insanely vicious attacks on any "conservative alternative" that popped up in his way.

But I told Romney supporters that as soon as their guy locked up the nomination, the MSM would -- with no more danger of Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Gingrich, etc. becoming president -- then launch the non-stop campaign to Palinize Romney with nothing but attacks on his own and his friends' and family's personal histories.

So far, the MSM has made me look like a genius.

Btw, as a former newspaper reporter in D.C., I assure you the Post sat on this 47 year-old story for months or years, waiting for the right moment to drop it on Romney. 
Well than MSM is executing a pretty dumb and predictable strategy, they should have dropped it a couple days before Michigan primary for maximum effect, and that would have opened another can of worms.

Based on what I said -- that the MSM favored anti-Tea Party Romney, why would you call the MSM "dumb" for failing to run stories to hurt Romney during the GOP primaries? 
Logged
WhyteRain
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 949
Political Matrix
E: 6.19, S: -2.78

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2012, 02:15:17 pm »

Media Covered Romney Twice As Favorably As Obama During GOP Primary, Study Says
by James Crugnale | 9:10 am, April 23rd, 2012
» 57 comments

According to a new study from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, an analysis of 52 newspaper, television, radio, and web outlets from January 2nd through April 15th saw Mitt Romney receiving significantly more positive news coverage than did President Obama.

Over the past four months, researchers found news coverage of Romney was 39 percent positive, 32 percent negative, and 29 percent neutral, whereas Obama’s coverage was 18 percent positive, 34 percent negative, and 34 percent neutral.

Newsweek‘s Howard Kurtz observed that this analysis meant “Romney’s depiction by the media was more than twice as positive as the President’s.”

“So much for liberal bias,” Kurtz quipped.

--------------------------------------------------------

Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 10/11/2011
Just nominate Mitt Romney, already
By Alexandra Petri

Other than the part of the evening where Michele Bachmann compared Herman Cain’s tax plan to the work of Satan, the Washington Post/Bloomberg Republican debate was fairly uneventful.

In fact, it reminded me why I dislike Jane Austen novels. It takes so long to get to what seems a foregone conclusion, and the protagonists always irritatingly fail to understand that the man who is “good” for them is in fact superior to the the temporarily exciting fling who wants them to run off with him in a carriage.

Mitt Romney has stopped running circles around the rest of the field and is now orbiting them several levels up. He seemed mature. He seemed awake. The fact that these characteristics set him apart tells you how bad things have gotten.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now they'll Palinize him.  (Don't forget how they told us that, as mayor, Palin sent a thank-you note to a welding shop for free flowers -- free flowers!  contradicting her squeaky image! -- and another one for an "awesome" facial.  Meanwhile, those 24,199 emails are kept under MSM lock and key -- but not before, for the first time in history, the MSM called on its zombie audience to "crowd source" them.)
Logged
Pages: [1] Print 
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines