Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Fox News '12 in 12' Series: Fair and Balanced?
Rather than highlight Romney's achievements in a positive light, Fox chose to play up what they felt were his negatives, including comparing the Massachusetts Health Care Bill to Obamacare.
Now I'm not naive. I fully expected a mention of the MA Health Care Bill. Instead, the majority of the piece seemed to center around this issue with only a few quick blurbs about his successful business background at Bain, Bain Capital, and the saving of the Olympics. No mention of Romney endorsing twice as many mid-term candidates as the other big 3 combined. No mention of him endorsing Chris Christie, Bob McDonnell, Nikki Haley, Terry Branstad, and Pat Toomey way before the others. When they were unknowns and/or long shots.
What I'm going to ask readers of this post to do, is to view both Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin's profiles. See if you feel that they covered Palin's negatives with the same enthusiasm and intensity as they did Romney's. Let's see how much time they spent on her QUITTING her job as Alaska's Governor or the scandals that riddled her brief public career.
Well, were they, Fair and Balanced?