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LOL Of The Week: Mitt Bends To The Press (And The Press Reciprocates)

July 30, 2012 12:06 am Category: Memo Pad 29 Comments A+ / A-
LOL Of The Week: Mitt Bends To The Press (And The Press Reciprocates)

After the worst savaging of an American by the British press since Jerry Lee Lewis brought his teenage wife/cousin to London, Mitt Romney decided his problem wasn’t that he was saying inane things. The problem was that people were writing them down.

So for its fundraiser Monday at Jerusalem’s King David Hotel, Mitt’s team decided to break the precedent of allowing reporters into any fundraiser not held in a private residence. Reporters, many of whom had travelled 9,000 miles, were going to have to find something else to do as Romney mingled with donors holding US passports.

Expressions of outrage came swift and sharp. Reporters mocked the Romney campaign’s transparency and quickly assumed that he was going to say something so controversial that the backlash would be worse than the bad press from locking the press out. “If you were going to plan your war with Iran, would you want reporters there?” I wondered aloud.

For a campaign eager to shake the stink of gaffes, it was another misstep that threatened to foul the remainder of the trip. Sensing that they were a losing a press corps that already smelled blood after a weekend of #RomneyShambles, Mitt’s campaign quickly reversed itself and announced that reporters would be allowed to attend.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    That figures, the problem is not his stupidity and arrogance, but the fact that the media is telling us how dumb he is!

  • William Deutschlander

    They called it correctly in Great Britain, Mitt the Twit!

    • http://twitter.com/revsorg Matt Williams

      Regretably his name isn’t Brunt.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kate.mcadams.5 Kate Mc Adams

      My Mom’s name for him is “NittWittMitt” which I love. she wants to have a custom t shirt made with it.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBYYIQHBLD7BZAU6L3DC7MS4YM Rodney

        hey where can iget one

  • nomaster

    Whomever votes for Willard the Rat man needs to do some real mind searching. No one can doubt that he is a very smart man but he is not ready to be a president when he lacks the ability to think for himself or caters to being led by others. He must be tightly in the neo con grip.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Esha-Smitts/100000628502865 Esha Smitts

      “No one can doubt that he is very smart”

      Hahaha.. I do.

  • Saphina

    If the press stopped covering him all together and staged a media black-out then the campaign would have to spend on every message. Covering a cowering candidate too repressed to openly share information on how he would govern only offers questions and no vetted answers. The American public deserves much more transparency. Make Romney work for it and pay for it too since he thinks he is so superior that he doesn’t have to answer any questions. Romney’s arrogance in thinking the American people will elect him because they respect his business accomplishments and made a lot of money is misguided. There are lots of super rich that I wouldn’t want as my President. The more he protests to hide the facts, the more we see Romney as guilty – of what is yet to be seen.

    • http://www.facebook.com/kate.mcadams.5 Kate Mc Adams

      Well said Saphina!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWNK5E33OIFUMQVAGQQA7GDM2M Bigspender

    If Romney should have a change of heart and suddenly become more transparent, his candidacy would likely end the same day. Presumably he knows that.

  • dotutz

    I just wonder why they treat (the Press) Romney with kid gloves? The only ones who seem to try to get answers are Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow. What happened to the Liberal Press, as it used to be called. I’m sure they went after Obama and Clinton and took off those kid gloves. I’d like to know what Romney is hiding as I’m sure most of the voters would like to know also.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      Rupert Murdoch bought most of it. Fortunately, his foreign media empire doesn’t pay too much attention to their senile owner.

    • highpckts

      Just shows you that everyone can be bought! Even the press! Money is a powerful motivator!

  • nhpoet

    This ad hominem opening and closing of public events shows that the politicians in charge seek to manipulate public knowledge instead of providing public information.

    This happened in Concord, New Hampshire recently when Speaker of the House William O’Brien barred Concord Monitor newspaper reporters from his public news conference. Why? Because last spring the newspaper had published a cartoon showing O’Brien with a Hitler moustache – after a Republican colleague had stood up on the floor of the House and gave O’Brien a sieg hail salute. O’Brien had been accused by Republican legislators of bullying people for not agreeing with him.

    These Tea Party neoconservatives do not believe in our democratic republic. They serve a corporate oligarchy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AALIVPCF6X4UADNPXLQ3DSHJ4I Steven Weakley

    Romney is weak and a liar.I hope the media follows this tax return think like they followed the birther thing!!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBYYIQHBLD7BZAU6L3DC7MS4YM Rodney

      hey steven can you say morman they hole serect rites why justputtingit out there

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GNFJP6KWLESYKW5234Z5AF5WA Bob

    Yeah pander, bend over we’ve got some tax returns we want to deposit!

  • askjghaiosuuf

    So I guess the revelations of the NYT and LAT recently that all interviews with the president are subject to “quote approval” – meaning if they don’t like it, it doesn’t get printed – was lost on you. Romney is guilty of the same, but to paint this issue so one-sidedly is, in a word, predictable.

  • patuxant

    What is disturbing is Bibi’s remark about US sanctions not being enough. I suppose they expect us to bomb the crap out of Iran which is the most idiotic and globally suicidal thing to even consider. Why is it the Israelis think the US needs to be their savior and army? Why is it they can attack others and don’t believe those others have a right to fight back? God’s chosen people should act accordingly.

  • old_blu

    It’s a wonder anyone can under stand him with that many feet in his mouth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQFBEZBH4KQ7QVQN574JGY7DU Nancy

    Mitt Romney is the Rich Man’s George W. Bush! Never, EVER vote ReTHUGlican unless and until they come BACK to Reality from the Dark Side!

  • http://twitter.com/anthonyharcour1 anthony harcourt

    i dont think just because he has been good in business makes him qualify to be president if congress would work with obama and stop playing pollitics and pass what he has on the table teachers cops construction workers could go to work i bet if mit romney gets in there they will use them they dont care about american people they just want obama out no matter the out come in the mean time people are suffering

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.ross.7505468 Michael Ross

    They treat Mitt with such soft kid gloves because even he will collapse under one blow from them.

    Or, more accurately, because if the press does anything less than kiss Mitt’s ass and insinuate that Obama is the bastard child of Satan, the tea-baggers will start wailing at the top of their lungs about liberal media bias and/or conspiracy.

    That’s why they treat Romney so softly — because they’re trying to convince the tea-baggers that they’re unbiased. Which is completely pointless, because, as you’ve likely noticed, the tea-baggers are out and about whining about liberal media bias left and right anyway.

    Just one more facet of the G.O.P.’s war on reality.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CV3FIED4I63ITAYAIISKEPM5P4 Cyndi

    Apparently the McCain campaign discovered that Mitt had not paid taxes for 12 out of 23 years.

  • joyscarbo

    Mitt needs to be compelled- if not forced- by the country, dems and his own party to get up off his tax returns. He’s recently stated that if he paid $1 more in taxes than was absolutely required, then he wouldn’t be qualified to be president. WHAT?!! This flies in the face of his own father- George Romney-provided 12 years of tax returns. And Mitt’s dad’s returns show he never really took advantage of all the tax loopholes available to him. So George Romney certainly paid more than his fair share of taxes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/clyde.mcwhorter Clyde Mcwhorter

      If Mit does not show his tax returns he will not be elected. IF MIT Shows His TAX RETURNS He CAN Not be elected.

  • Sweeeny

    I think Mitt is playing a super-smart game. He is convincing everyone that there is no way that he can be elected knowing that the Dems will stay home in confidence whilst the GOPs will be out in numbers in desperation.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

    Nobody seems to understand! People of Mittens station are not accustomed to having to explain themselves to “you people”. Most of his support is from the crowd that says “anybody but Oboma.” a prescription for the destruction of this country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clyde.mcwhorter Clyde Mcwhorter

    Is Mit Romney a Citizen of Mexico?? His daddy was born in Mexico, so under Mexican Law Mit is a Citizen of MEXICO!! Has Mit Romney ever denounced His MEXICAN CITIZENSHIP? OR does MIT ROMNEY have DUAL citizenship in the USA and MEXICO??

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