Since a mysteriously edited tape surfaced of Mitt Romney
discussing his campaign strategy at a private fundraising dinner in
May, the liberal mainstream media has used the tape to determine
the Republican nominee's bid for president is all but dead. The
Media Research Center (MRC) describes this as lopsided media
In response to the tape, the Romney campaign on Tuesday (Sept.
18) exposed a 1998 video showing then State Senator Barack Obama
espousing his far-left philosophy of wealth redistribution. Media Research
Center reports that ABC, CBS and NBC allotted a combined 88
minutes of broadcast time to covering the Romney clip released by
the liberal American magazine, Mother Jones.
In comparison, the same networks covered the Obama tape for a
total of just over 6 minutes - roughly 8 stories versus 42 for the
you're going to cover either gaffs or embarrassing statements or
issues where the candidate may not look in a favorable light,
you've got to do it evenly," says Rich Noyes of the MRC. "Or else
there's no pretense to fairness."
Some journalists claim the Obama tape does not warrant the same
kind of coverage, but Noyes refutes that notion.
"The Obama tape reflects on this president's obvious philosophy
that is the heart of the issue of this campaign -- which is: are we
going to have a government-centered economy, or something where we
try to get government out of the way and let the free market get
back to business," Noyes declares.
"To bury that tape with just a few fleeting minutes of coverage,
while you go nuts over the Romney tape - where he talks basically
about the same issue but just from the other angle - and act like
that is the most insulting, outrageous thing in the entire world,
is to show a double standard, I think."
Both MSNBC and NBC News say they will not air the Obama video
because they claim they cannot authenticate that the voice on the
video is actually President Obama.
MRC president Brent Bozell says: "Like an overeager Labrador
retriever, the liberal media will do anything to please their
master, even if it means biting his opponent every day between now
and the election."