L. Brent Bozell III
Founder and President
Media Research Center
Throughout the presidential campaign, Barack Obama's cohorts in the liberal press made every effort to paint Mitt Romney as an out-of-touch silver-spoon Republican while going to great lengths to put a hedge of protection around their socialist icon in the White House.
No matter how unethical, dishonest, or unprofessional, the liberal media proved that they would do anything to help Obama get reelected:
- In the days following the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, CBS News political director John Dickerson expressed dismay that Romney would dare speak out about the attack, yet declared that it is solely Romney's responsibility to hold the President to account over Libya "because the press isn't necessarily going to make that case for him."
- The media went into overdrive to spin and reframe Obama's politically damaging remark, "You didn't build that." It took NBC News 94 hours—almost 4 days—before they even reported it and ABC and CBS another 24 after that. Even then, they shamelessly defended the President and claimed that his remarks were taken out of context.
- The Obama cheerleaders at MSNBC took to distorting Romney's stump speech so that he would sound amazed at the existence of Wawas, gas stations, and touchtone ordering machines. In reality, Romney was remarking on the innovation of the private market. His message is clear as day to anyone who watches the full video of his stump speech, and it should sicken anyone who compares it to this sensational hatchet job.