Is our newspapers and networks learning?
I started preparing a diary posing the question of whether President Obama should use Romney's truncated quote "Business is doing fine." just as Romney used Obama's "The Private Sector is doing fine" truncated quote. I was all set to explore the question of whether the Obama campaign should use similar tactics relating to truncated quotes.
But when I searched for sources about the Romney quote, I was shocked to see that that issue was moot because the traditional media was all over the similarity of the Romney quote to the misused Obama quote. Not only that, but they were also coupling it with Mitt's later quote that big business is doing fine "helped by tax havens."
If you google "big business fine," you see headlines like "Romney Says Big Business is Doing Fine, Helped by Tax Havens" running on socialist left wing rags like the NY Daily News, Reuters, The Hill, the AP and many others.
It's as though David Axelrod wrote those headlines!
And it's almost as if the Obama campaign wrote Romney's full comments -- they fit in so perfectly with (a) rebutting Romney's lying "private sector" ads; (b) having Romney admit that the economy is doing well; and (c) highlighting Romney's personal and business tax havens.
So my question now is
How is it possible that Obama is not 10 points ahead of this idiot?