September 13, 2012
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Romney Offends The Pundits: Doesn’t he know he’s not supposed to debate foreign policy? “Tuesday’s assaults on the U.S. Embassies in Benghazi and Cairo have injected foreign policy into the Presidential campaign, but suddenly the parsons of the press corps are offended by the debate. They’re upset that Mitt Romney had the gall to criticize the State Department for a statement that the White House itself disavowed.”
Democrats running for President can attack whatever they like: That’s just “robust debate.” Republican candidates are supposed to politely lose.
UPDATE: Ann Althouse:
Yesterday was a key day — perhaps the day — in the campaign. Convention bounce and the Chicago teachers strike were instantly overshadowed. There was an opportunity to go for the win, and Romney took it. The media noticed, of course, and sprang into such intense, concerted action that it was obvious that they knew it was a day to be won and if the other side was going to go for the win, they had to act quickly and ensure that their guy won the day. Shock and awe, baby. Awesomely awful, indeed.
Yes, the major media are quite clearly just another advertising arm of the Democratic Party, and if you had any doubt before, this should have removed it. Treat them, and their employees, with the appropriate degree of respect and deference.
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