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September 17, 2012

Obama: Romney's Not Talking About Afghanistan!
The Media: Romney's Not Talking About Afghanistan!
Also Not Talking About Afghanistan: Obama, The Media

Jim Geraghty scores here on the media's Narrative of good guys and bad guys.

The media hasn't said anything about Afghanistan for about four years. Why? Because troops are getting killed (for no clearly-articulated purpose) but there is no mean Republican to blame it on.

So they just ignore it.

But here's the thing: Obama sent out word to push the idea that Romney hadn't mentioned Afghanistan. The media dutifully reported (and reported, and reported) that Romney hadn't mentioned Afghanistan.

Fair enough.

But the media can talk about Afghanistan, too, if it likes. It prefers not to.

If the media has something to say about an Afghanistan -- an unpopular war currently being lost by a Democrat -- they can note this at any time.

But they don't.

Their interest in Afghanistan is limited to noting Romney didn't mention Afghanistan in his RNC acceptance speech (though he did mention it in his address to veterans earlier in the day).

If Obama has a "plan" for Afghanistan, I'd like to hear it.

If the media has its own recommendations, I'm all ears.

But oddly enough neither of them want to talk about this unpopular war-- except to note that Romney isn't talking much about it, either.


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