Why I Don’t Care About Politico’s “Hit Piece” on the Romney Campaign and Stuart Stevens

Anyone who reads this blog knows there is an overwhelming media bias in favor of Democrats and against Republicans. It’s one of the reasons I started the blog — to counter media misrepresentations with accurate facts and figures reflecting the actual race for President and not the one pro-Obama media surrogates try to foist on the public.

Well, over the weekend, Politico ran at least its 3rd major “saturate the Gang of 500” hit piece on Mitt Romney in just the last 30 days. A month ago they used an astonishing Thirty-Six anonymous sources to trash the selection of Paul Ryan as Vice President — declaring the race was over right then and there. Just over a week ago Politico ran an entire pro-Obama press release talking about how alleged “Romney advisers” were conceding Obama’s campaign strength and bemoaning the hopelessness of Romney’s attempt to beat him. It was so laughable I refused to like to the piece at the time but offered my extensive look at the actual campaign numbers with verifiable data and saw a very different race than Politico works to feverishly to advocate.

Now 8-days after the most recent hit piece, the same authors at Politico run an entire hatchet job on the Romney campaign and its manager, Stuart Stevens. After reading such unassailable anonymously sourced tripe we Romney supporters are all supposed to cower in defeat due to the awesomeness that is the President Obama re-election team and its surrogates masquerading as journalists. This is all because of the incontrovertible truth that in mid-September in a race no worse than tied against a President presiding over an abysmal economy and a foreign policy currently aflame with widespread protests, violent attacks and even public official deaths ?  No thank you.

Politico is not a journalistic medium for fair political reporting and discourse.  It is an outright advocacy artery with an agenda to get Barack Obama re-elected.  That they regularly scoop alleged Republican “insiders, always anonymously of course, that do nothing but trash Republicans only weakens their already poor reputation.

And anyone who wants to do the slightest bit of sleuthing on alleged Romney “insiders” perpetrating the unforgivable sin of disloyalty in the middle of a campaign should start at Politico’s own earlier hit piece on the decades-long in-fighting among GOP consultants who all wanted to contract with Mitt Romney’s campaign but lost out to Stuart Stevens.  Anyone with an axe to grind here?


  1. John Fisher
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Agree that Politico can no longer be considered even remotely down the middle… they might have been at one time I suppose but long ago and far away. In any event the overall media bias last two weeks coming out of the DNC has been nothing short of astonishing.

  2. Beverly Lam
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Permalink | Reply

    So glad to see this……. and I don’t care either!

  3. Mark
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Permalink | Reply

    The question I always ask myself: if Obama has already “got this won”, as so many on the Left seem to be arguing, why the increasingly desperate effort to dampen the conservative base?

    I think we all know the answer to that one…

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