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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Bozell, NewsBusters Spin Spin Spin For Romney
Topic: Media Research Center

Ober at NewsBusters, the Media Research Center continues its hypocritical ripping from context President Obama's "you didn't build that" remarks.

A July 26 post by Tim Graham was upset that NPR "devoted time to putting Obama’s "you didn’t build that" outburst "in context.'" Yeah, we wouldn't want accurate reporting, would we?

Graham then goes on to play the "context doesn't really matter" card that;s a sub-theme at NewsBusters: "Honestly, NPR thinks this long clip helps Obama? Who is President Obama to attack someone else for thinking they’re so smart? Obama thought he was smart while he was making these damaging remarks."

Matthew Balan was similarly upset.

Brent Bozell used his July 26 appearance on Fox News' "Hannity" to denounce news outlets for committing the offense of putting Obama's words in their proper context. He whined that "ABC, NBC, and CBS ignored it for four days," ignoring the fact that it's not a controversial comment -- and therefore not newsworthy -- when put in context.

Bozell added: "And how did they cover it? Damage control for Barack Obama. Spin, spin, spin." Spin is exactly what Bozell is doing on behalf of the Romney campaign.

And in  July 29 post, Noel Sheppard insisted the Dana Loesch "school[ed] her fellow panelists on ABC's "This Week" by defying reality and insisting that Obama's remarks weren't taken out of context.

Uh, guys? Repeating right-wing talking points is not "media research."

Posted by Terry K. at 2:22 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012 3:13 PM EDT

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