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Mitt Romney Gets It. Wife Ann? Not So Much.

AnnRomneyRNCIn a not so shocking first interview since his presidential election defeat, Mitt Rommney admitted that it’s “killing him” not to be in the Oval Office. In a more than surprising admission, he blames his campaign (and I’m assuming himself) for not being able to connect with black and hispanic voters, and points to his “47 percent” debacle as the turning point of the race.

In a complete yawner, however (and who didn’t see this coming), his wife Ann “I love you women” Romney is still in the dark and is perfectly willing to blame the media for her husband’s rout, apparently unaware of the fact that a journalist’s job is to report what her husband and his campaign say and do. Ann, being a one percenter, is so totally insulated from the real world, that it is unfathomable to her that the actions of her husband are what caused his downfall. It wasn’t made up. It wasn’t a lie. It happened.

Now, perhaps in the days before social media, a 24 hour cable news cycle and practically real time reporting through the Internet, a guy like Mitt Romney could have gotten away with some of his ridiculous gaffes and his real thoughts spoken in “private rooms” away from the media, but that’s no longer the case. And someone who runs a 1950′s style campaign in 2012 is going to suffer.

But Ann just doesn’t get it because in her insular world, she can’t see past the fences of her estate or the walls of her gated communities. To Ann, this was an unfair, epic takedown by the “librul” media of the only man who could possibly have the ability to run the country.

“It was not just the campaign’s fault,” Ann Romney said. “I believe it was the media’s fault as well, in that he was not being given a fair shake–that people weren’t allowed to really see him for who he was. I’m happy to blame the media.”

See – Ann doesn’t get that “who he really was” was the man that showed his real side through the gaffes and statemens made in private rooms when he thought the rest of the world wasn’t listening. Mitt really does think corporations are people. Mitt really does think that 47 percent of the country were voting for President Obama because they’re moochers looking for free stuff. Mitt really isn’t concerned about the poor because of the safety net they have – the same safety net he would have dismantled given the chance. Mitt doesn’t have a clue as to what the actual income is of more than 90% of the population, and how could he? He’s just as isolated and insulated as Ann.  But Ann will never understand what the rest of the world understands when she pretends to shop at Costco and doesn’t have to worry about filling up her gas tank. Or paying her mortgage. Or having a job.

Now that Romney has admitted what’s eating him up inside, it’s only a  matter of time before we find a World Weekly News headline on the ever reclusive Mitt Romney taking a Howard Hughes turn, complete with long beard, hair, gnarled fingernails and toenails, designing his own Air Force One made entirely out of wood.

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Study Shows Media Coverage Favors Romney, Not Obama

A snippet from my article posted at The Grio on Monday about the meme that will not die:

Was there ever a time that Republicans did not complain about the liberal media? If there is. I cannot think of it.

And even though each Pew Research Center study for the past year has conclusively demonstrated that the myth of the liberal media is precisely that — a myth, that has not stopped Romney and his many surrogates from complaining that the Liberal Media™ is out to get him.

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Romney Moves to the Center With Help from the ‘Liberal Media’

The general election is on like Donkey Kong, which means it’s time for Republicans to start singing their “Librul Media Done Did Me Wrong” song. The Librul Media™, you see, is the cause of all that is wrong, unpatriotic, and insufficiently star-spangled in this country.  The liberal media (which comprises all media, except the stalwartly fair and balanced, and not-at-all-in-the-tank-for-the-GOP Fox News) is just so meaaaaaan to Republicans.

Mitt-3-PO, of course, is only too happy to flog this narrative.  Last week, Mittbot cried to one of Andrew Breitbart’s apostles that “There will be an effort by the, quote, vast left-wing conspiracy to work together to put out a message and to attack me,” and attempted to paint himself as a victim of unfair news coverage.  That will be the new meme for this election season, and it’s the same as the old meme: a lie.

In reality, Romney enjoys glowing media coverage when compared to President Obama:

The Liberal Media has consistently given more positive coverage to likely Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney compared to President Barack Obama, according to a new survey of media coverage from the Pew Research Center’s Excellence in Journalism Project.

During the early weeks of 2012, Romney’s media coverage was slightly negative—between January 2 and February 26, 33 percent of the stories about the ex-Massachusetts governor were positive and 37 percent were negative, according to Pew’s analysis. But Romney has received mostly positive coverage since then (47 percent positive to 24 percent negative). By contrast, according to the report, President Barack Obama “did not have a single week in 2012 when positive coverage exceeded negative coverage.

And the same was true for 2011, as Karoli of Crooks and Liars explained last October:

One man running for president has suffered the most unrelentingly negative treatment of all, the study found: Barack Obama. Though covered largely as president rather than a candidate, negative assessments of Obama have outweighed positive by a ratio of almost 4-1. Those assessments of the president have also been substantially more negative than positive every one of the 23 weeks studied. And in no week during these five months was more than 10% of the coverage about the president positive in tone.

When one reads tripe like the following from ABC News, one begins to understand how this phenomenon is possible:

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The Dance Of Diplomacy

The UK’s Guardian asks:

Is Hillary Clinton becoming an embarrassment as Secretary of State?

Because she can cut a rug, she can. Nile Gardiner employs the Full Monocle:

The overwhelmingly liberal US media is treating the story as a bit of fun, with the usually austere Mrs Clinton seen as letting her hair down. But I suspect that a lot of US taxpayers will see it differently – as a senior government official having a jolly time on an official overseas junket at taxpayers’ expense. And this was hardly a display of good judgment at a time when nearly 13 million Americans are unemployed, and US soldiers are laying their lives on the line every day in Afghanistan. In an effortless display of leading from behind, Hillary was partying in Colombia while the Taliban were about to launch a wave of terror attacks in Kabul.

I have no idea what’s more inane, the “overwhelmingly liberal US media” part or the “but people are unemployed!” part or the “Taliban is killing people!” part.

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