If, like me, you’ve been wondering why the U.S. media has all but totally failed to cover the real issues in the Benghazi murders and the embassy seizures, wonder no more. “Mitt Romney Kept Us From Reporting On Security Failures“:
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Talk about the conservative critique–and I think it’s a fair critique, the conservative critique: that all you guys in the media were talking about Mitt Romney, you should have talked about the warnings with the embassy, etc., etc. And yes perhaps we should have. But you know who didn’t allow us to do that?
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Mitt Romney.
SCARBOROUGH: Mitt Romney. If Mitt Romney had kept his mouth shut, if he had not acted like a rank amateur, if he had not embarrassed himself–and by the way internally the campaign understands they screwed up, he’s moved on, they know that… But Romney got in the way of the media looking at the president, going, wha-, wha-, what happened here? How did this happen? Now, those questions are going to be asked in the coming weeks. But they weren’t asked in the first 24 hours because Romney was holding this horrific, irresponsible, press conference.
As our friend Ed Driscoll remarks, Mitt apparently has the same impact on the media that certain cartoons and film trailers have on certain other demographics. One press conference and the massed ranks of American J-school alumni are jumping up and down in the street like inbred goatherds yelling “Death to Romney!” To avoid all this unnecessary inflaming, maybe the LA County sheriff could take Mitt into custody, too.