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Once again "false equivalence" has become the last refuge of an "out of touch" party -- trying to defend their "out of touch" Candidate.

Networks favor Romney '47%' 13-1 over Obama 'redistribution'

by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets, The Washington Examiner -- Sep 21, 2012

In a clear sign of where their heart lies, the Big Three TV networks, by a whopping 13 to 1 margin, devoted much more coverage to Mitt Romney's month's old "47 percent" secret video than to President Obama's 14-year-old but just discovered wealth "redistribution" audio.

Over the three days this week that they hit the media, network morning shows and evening news devoted one hour, 28 minutes, 23 seconds to the Romney tape over 42 stories and just six minutes, 28 seconds over eight stories to the Obama clip.

And their analysis doesn't include Thursday night's NBC Saturday Night Live Weekend Update hit on the 47 percent tape or print coverage of the comments that NBC News anchor Brian Williams suggested was a "game changer" in the election still stuck at 47 percent to 47 percent according to Gallup.

Could it be that on video was actually newsworthy -- and gave Americans an insider look at what a 1% candidate thinks and says -- when he feels secluded and protected by his 1% backers ...

And the other video was, well let a commenter summarize it:

That's because there's nothing news-worthy about redistribution which is simply another way of saying taxation.  Romney plans to redistribute income by taxing the middle class more to give tax breaks to the wealthy --- a reverse Robin Hood.

Every tax ever levied by any government since all time is a redistribution.  No news in that.

Of course a real reporting outfit would know the difference between Newsworthy -- and Not so much.  No Liberal bias needed, at all.

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