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May 10, 2012

Man Cited As "Long Troubled" By Romney's Rape of the Lock Actually Never Even Heard About It Until Last Year, When The Washington Post First Asked Him About It

Long troubled?

How long? Seven months?

Another good piece by Nolte on Obama's media palace guard.

Media bias isnít just about what is and isnít covered. It's also about how something is covered and rolled out. For instance, the failing and corrupt Washington Post has twice now attempted to use decades-old incidents to create ongoing media narratives meant to negatively define serious challengers to their precious Obama. The way in which this is done is to use huge splashes that are rolled out in a way that ensures plenty of attention and coverage (probably through coordination) from their fellow members of the corrupt media.

...

Using the exact same m.o., this morning the Washington Post dropped what had to be an intentionally-timed bomb on presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. Within hours of Obama suddenly deciding to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage, the Washington Post read Mitt Romney's teenage mind, found it anti-gay, and in a huge, attention-getting feature worked hand-in-hand with the Obama campaign to paint their likely challenger as a snooty, wealthy,
homophobic, prep school bully.

Compare today's story about Mitt Romney to a 2008 story the Washington Post published about then-candidate Obama's formative years.

Just for starters, look at the difference in the headlines. Mitt Romney's immediately tagged as the prep schooler with troubling incidents in his past. By contrast, Obama is headlined as a thoughtful Seeker. The Romney article opens immediately with the tale of Romney's homophobic bullying. This is in stark contrast to the opening of the '08 Obama piece which paints a picture of Obama's hard-scrabble life growing up in Hawaii.

Hilariously, you have to read -- no joke -- over 8,800 word before the words "drug use," "marijuana," or "cocaine" are mentioned in reference to Obama.
This is how the Washington Post tries to get away with claiming it covered Obama's sordid past but also how it gets away with covering Obama's sordid past without defining Their Candidate in a way that might hurt his chances of winning an election.

Thanks to @rdbrewer4 for both.

Media Soft-Pedaled Obama's Cocaine Use: More on this from Commentary.

It was presented by the Washington Post, for example, as something "everyone did" in Hawaii -- after all, one of of Obama's old friends reports, the drinking age was 18.

How that justifies away coke use is lost on me, but that was the Washington Post's effort there.

When it comes to Romney, of course, they paint a hair-cutting incident as leading to a gay man's Suicide By Natural Causes 48 years later.

And multiple people are, of course, "terrified" by Romney's pranks.






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