Judging Romney's overseas trip, that ends with press corps spat

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    Jul 31, 2012 2:20 PM GMT
    ...on the six-day trip, [Romney] would have taken precisely three questions from the traveling press corps. When the pool and traveling reporters were told to return to their busses, Haake adds, a mass of reporters instead headed over to the motorcade area, where Romney was observing another [Polish] monument. It was there the press started shouting questions.

    An example: “Gov. Romney, are you concerned about some of the mishaps on your trip?” Another: “Gov. Romney, do you have a statement for the Palestinians?” And: “What about your gaffes?” Another Romney press aide fired back, “Show some respect,” adding: “Kiss my ass. This is a holy site for the Polish people. Show some respect.” That press aide later apologized to some of the reporters, but the damage was done.

    You’ll recall, this trip got off to a bad start during a joint [press] avail[ability] with British Labor leader Ed Miliband when Romney refused to take questions from his own press corps, even as he answered questions from the British press.


    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/31/13050621-first-thoughts-judging-romneys-overseas-trip?
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    Jul 31, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    Boo Hoo MSNBC doesn't like it. Imagine that. Anything to deflect attention away from the economy. Read this one:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2562582
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    Jul 31, 2012 2:36 PM GMT
    He also told a reporter to "shove it."
    Keep it classy GOP!
    What a train wreck this trip has been.
    Mitt the twit - not ready for prime time.
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    Jul 31, 2012 2:50 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidBoo Hoo MSNBC doesn't like it. Imagine that. Anything to deflect attention away from the economy. Read this one:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2562582

    Are you sure you got the right thread link? Your posts were a joke, and even smartmoney called you on them.

    And BTW, Mr. Accuracy, there hasn't been an MSNBC for weeks. NBC News severed its online ties with Microsoft and is now nbcnews.com, check the banner above that article. You did read it, didn't you? The URLs are still operating for the time being to preserve links that readers have in place.

    But in case you can't swallow the facts from NBC in any form, here's a similar article from ABC News. Or are they part of the liberal conspiracy, too, from which only Fox News is exempt?

    Actually the ABC article is a tougher read for Romney. They list "Who Mitt made mad" throughout his 6-day trip. So thanks for prompting me to include it here. icon_biggrin.gif

    Oh, Mitt! Romney's Awkward Foreign Tour
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    Jul 31, 2012 2:53 PM GMT
    DalTX saidHe also told a reporter to "shove it."
    Keep it classy GOP!
    What a train wreck this trip has been.
    Mitt the twit - not ready for prime time.



    We actually love it when over-zealous reporters get shot down

    NEXT!
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    socalfitness saidBoo Hoo MSNBC doesn't like it. Imagine that. Anything to deflect attention away from the economy. Read this one:

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2562582

    Are you sure you got the right thread link? Your posts were a joke, and even smartmoney called you on them.

    And BTW, Mr. Accuracy, there hasn't been an MSNBC for weeks. NBC News severed its online ties with Microsoft and is now nbcnews.com, check the banner above that article. You did read it, didn't you? The URLs are still operating for the time being to preserve links that readers have in place.

    But in case you can't swallow the facts from NBC in any form, here's a similar article from ABC News. Or are they part of the liberal conspiracy, too, from which only Fox News is exempt?

    Actually the ABC article is a tougher read for Romney. They list "Who Mitt made mad" throughout his 6-day trip. So thanks for prompting me to include it here. icon_biggrin.gif

    Oh, Mitt! Romney's Awkward Foreign Tour

    "even smartmoney" hasn't called me on anything. You must have the same opinion of him as most of us. icon_lol.gif As far as my post(s) being a joke, what did you find about the article I cited as funny or even inaccurate?

    As far as posts being a joke, I still remember yours commenting about which direction your penis curves. Real classy.

    I will bump the economic thread to see if any serious discussion is possible from the left.
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:04 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    DalTX saidHe also told a reporter to "shove it."
    Keep it classy GOP!
    What a train wreck this trip has been.
    Mitt the twit - not ready for prime time.



    We actually love it when over-zealous reporters get shot down

    NEXT!



    And you also "love" Jan!

    NEXT!
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidAs far as posts being a joke, I still remember yours commenting about which direction your penis curves. Real classy.

    That would only be a relevant issue to this discussion if a reporter asked Romney about his own penis curve, so why the diversion? In a gay men's sex talk forum that would be an entirely appropriate subject, anyway, or are you too prudish for that?

    And BTW, can you provide the link to that thread? I don't remember talking about the curve of my penis, though I suppose I might have. It doesn't curve much though, just a little bit, reflecting my being right-handed I suppose. I mean, it doesn't look like a fish hook or something. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:18 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWe actually love it when over-zealous reporters get shot down

    NEXT!

    And we love examples of your Mitt being afraid to take questions, lest he wander too far from his prepared remarks. Romney answering 3 questions in 6 days from the traveling press corps would tend to make them desperate to actually ask the man a question. A practice that other more confident candidates permit, not judging it as "over-zealous" but rather the press being the eyes & ears, and yes the voice, of the voters.

    Or did Mitt imagine that having been in the UK some of the prerogatives of royalty had rubbed off on him, that he didn't have to speak to the mere commoners of the press? No, sorry, your man Mittens made a fool of himself throughout, and only his cheerleaders at Fox and Conservative talk radio will prevent many US voters from learning about it.
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWe actually love it when over-zealous reporters get shot down

    NEXT!

    And we love examples of your Mitt being afraid to take questions, lest he wander too far from his prepared remarks. Romney answering 3 questions in 6 days from the traveling press corps would tend to make them desperate to actually ask the man a question. A practice that other more confident candidates permit, not judging it as "over-zealous" but rather the press being the eyes & ears, and yes the voice, of the voters.

    Or did Mitt imagine that having been in the UK some of the prerogatives of royalty had rubbed off on him, that he didn't have to speak to the mere commoners of the press? No, sorry, your man Mittens made a fool of himself throughout, and only his cheerleaders at Fox and Conservative talk radio will prevent many US voters from learning about it.




    I'm not sure he needs to answer questions from reporters on this trip. He did extensive long sit-down interviews in London with Piers Morgan, in Poland yesterday with Greta Vansusteren, and with ABC news the day before that in Israel. There is nothing wrong with, in fact it's smart, for the campaign to control what gets said to the press from the candidate. I'm sure if Mitt Romney has anything to say to the press corp, they'll be the first to know. Just because they want to ask questions from behind a rope doesn't necessarily mean he has to, or even should, answer them at that time. I think he's doing what he has to do with this trip. The left will spin it one way, the right an entirely different way --- nothing terribly shocking or unusual about any of this.
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:03 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidthe press being the eyes & ears, and yes the voice, of the voters.



    Ohhh really? HA! That's a new one. The press is the eyes & ears, and voice of "The Press".
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    Jul 31, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    I love when the right wing accuses the press of being with the democrats. That always means, to me anyway, someone speaking such lies is a moron. If you believe members of the press are automatically democrat or liberal, you are a stupid idiot brainwashed by some sort of conservative media outlet.

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    Jul 31, 2012 4:32 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Art_Deco saidthe press being the eyes & ears, and yes the voice, of the voters.



    Ohhh really? HA! That's a new one. The press is the eyes & ears, and voice of "The Press".

    Ah the press looking out for the voters. Sending teams of reporters to Alaska to seek Sarah Palin's gynecological records, but very silent on Obama associates during his formative years, the Marxist professors he paled with, his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, pro-Soviet and pro-Chinese member of the Communist Party USA, and his cocaine sources while at Harvard. Yes the press that does the vetting when they want to.
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    CuriousJockAZ said
    Art_Deco saidthe press being the eyes & ears, and yes the voice, of the voters.

    Ohhh really? HA! That's a new one. The press is the eyes & ears, and voice of "The Press".

    A free press is the first thing Right Wingers try to undermine. And create their own propaganda machine that masquerades as the real press. Witness Fox News, the tool of arch-conservative Rupert Murdock.

    And no, what I said is not "a new one" but one of the oldest concepts in America. That goes back to the trial of New York City publisher John Peter Zenger for seditious libel against the Crown in 1735, of which a jury acquited him.

    "The trial of Zenger in 1735 was the germ of American freedom, the morning star of that liberty which subsequently revolutionized America."

    Whereas Fox News and attitudes like yours are the disease of American freedom, the death star of that liberty which is being removed from America.
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    Jul 31, 2012 5:01 PM GMT
    According to Pew in 2008, members of the press identifying as Liberal / Democrat vs other views 4:1 ratio.

    Hmmm... Which means that in spite of Fox (now banned in Canada), the people whose job it is to follow politics and keep up with the facts - generally fairly well educated people - seem not to prefer the GOP's platform, behavior or operatives.

    Wonder if there might be a lesson there?
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    Jul 31, 2012 5:04 PM GMT
    ElmerRagu said
    Art_Deco said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Art_Deco saidthe press being the eyes & ears, and yes the voice, of the voters.

    Ohhh really? HA! That's a new one. The press is the eyes & ears, and voice of "The Press".

    Whereas Fox News and attitudes like yours are the disease of American freedom, the death star of that liberty which is being removed from America.

    You have a very sick way of looking at the world.

    Sock puppets don't get to have opinions that anyone respects, except for the die-hard Right Wingers here who created you. When you're an actual RJ member do get back to us.
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    Jul 31, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    Oops. Elmer Fudd seems to have disappeared.
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:11 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidOops. Elmer Fudd seems to have disappeared.

    Another kamikaze sock puppet? Do some damage, then disappear?

    Lots of speculation who these socks are: southbeach1500, CuriousJockAZ, could be any of the Conservaposse. No one knows, which is why they use this scheme.

    But demonstrates how pathetic they are, to resort to such tactics. Unable to stand & debate, they bash & run, complete cowards. Invalidating anything the Conservaposse has to say, on any topic.
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    Ex_Mil8 saidOops. Elmer Fudd seems to have disappeared.

    Another kamikaze sock puppet? Do some damage, then disappear?

    Lots of speculation who these socks are: southbeach1500, CuriousJockAZ, could be any of the Conservaposse. No one knows, which is why they use this scheme.

    But demonstrates how pathetic they are, to resort to such tactics. Unable to stand & debate, they bash & run, complete cowards. Invalidating anything the Conservaposse has to say, on any topic.

    Like to generalize much? Protesteth too much? Who knows, they could be all from your sorry self. The mind that imagines conspiracies is not above creating them.
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    Romney's trip was an epic disaster.
    He embarrassed himself his party and even our country.

    Mitt the Twit is the worst presidential candidate who's been put forward by either party in my lifetime.

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    Jul 31, 2012 7:40 PM GMT
    socalfitness said The mind that imagines conspiracies is not above creating them.


    As you have proved many times.
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    Jul 31, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
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    socalfitness said The mind that imagines conspiracies is not above creating them.


    As you have proved many times.





    Indeed.

    And just look at the new thread socal has started about some beyond pathetic lie-riddled anti-Obama film.

    Poor socal has abandoned credibilty and embraced loony right-wing nutttery.


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    Jul 31, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    RickRick91 saidRomney's trip was an epic disaster.
    He embarrassed himself his party and even our country.

    Mitt the Twit is the worst presidential candidate who's been put forward by either party in my lifetime.



    Agree. I have not seen a more incredibly inept, poorly spoken, poorly handled candidate ever.

    I just hope that voters don't get complacent and get out and vote for Obama, lest we have a replay of the Gore vs. Bush debacle of 2000.
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    Jul 31, 2012 8:23 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    Ex_Mil8 said
    socalfitness said The mind that imagines conspiracies is not above creating them.


    As you have proved many times.





    Indeed.

    And just look at the new thread socal has started about some beyond pathetic lie-riddled anti-Obama film.

    Poor socal has abandoned credibilty and embraced loony right-wing nutttery.




    Nothing surprising. Which is why I have him blocked. He's an asshat.
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    Jul 31, 2012 8:30 PM GMT
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    RickRick91 saidRomney's trip was an epic disaster.
    He embarrassed himself his party and even our country.

    Mitt the Twit is the worst presidential candidate who's been put forward by either party in my lifetime.



    Agree. I have not seen a more incredibly inept, poorly spoken, poorly handled candidate ever.

    I just hope that voters don't get complacent and get out and vote for Obama, lest we have a replay of the Gore vs. Bush debacle of 2000.






    Well in the 2000 election Gore was saddled with a losing likability gap versus Bush that gave Bush the edge.

    In 2012 it's Mitt the Twit who's saddled with the losing side of the likability gap.

    It's extremely difficult to overcome that.
    Especially when Mitt is also an infamous flip-flopper.