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Now dads matter? Lapdog media breathlessly vet Mitt Romney’s dad

http://twitter.com/#!/davidfrum/status/257857995516563457

What is the feckless David Frum concern trolling about now? Sure, it’s a given that he will be concern trolling every day. But what has his craven briefs in a twist today? Oh, just the latest absurdity from the media lapdogs. Today, they said “Hey, isn’t it about time we breathlessly push a 1964 “scoop” about Romney’s dad?” The most pressing issue of our time: What George Romney did or did not do in 1964.

No, really.

WaPo’s Chris Cillizza pushes it out.

This is an AMAZING piece about how the George Romney walking out of the 1964 GOP convention didn’t, well, happen. ow.ly/eu50f

— The Fix (@TheFix) October 15, 2012

And it’s a wonder that the always biased “reporters” at BuzzFeed haven’t fainted due to hyperventilation from breathlessness.

Incredibly proud to have this important revision of the history of George Romney, by @jrboh, on @buzzfeed: buzzfeed.com/johnrbohrer/ma…

— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) October 15, 2012

Historian challenges George Romney story washingtonpost.com/blogs/election…

— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) October 15, 2012

The myth of George Romney’s walkout politico.com/blogs/burns-ha… via @politico

— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) October 15, 2012

WHOA. MT @buzzfeedben: Proud to have this important revision of the history of George Romney, by @jrboh, on @buzzfeed: buzzfeed.com/johnrbohrer/ma…

— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) October 15, 2012

Most amazing part: @jbohrer writes that George Romney never walked out of the convention when Goldwater was nominated buzzfeed.com/johnrbohrer/ma…

— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 15, 2012

Stop. The. Presses.

STOP THE PRESSES!: George Romney may or may not have done something 50 years ago.

— LOL BuzzFeed (@LOLBuzzFeed) October 15, 2012

The scandal! Almost 50 years ago, George Romney allegedly did not walk out on Goldwater’s nomination! Oh, well. Game changer! The only thing missing is yet another ominous BuzzFeed “reporter” tweet about Romney’s motorcade passing a confederate flag.

Other members of the media quickly join in the absurd attempt to turn nonsensical pearl-clutching into a huge scoop.

[email protected]buzzfeed scoop, I notice that in the Romney bio video Ann says Mitt “idealized” — not “idolized” — George Romney. #freudian

— daveweigel (@daveweigel) October 15, 2012

Ooooh, now Ann is involved. The scandal deepens! Dave Weigel is now apparently an armchair psychologist, or he plays one on Twitter.

Esquire, CBS and The Fishwrap of Record join in.

What we’re reading over the 2nd cup. RT @buzzfeedben Revision of the history of George Romney, by @jrboh, on @buzzfeed: ow.ly/etPnY

— Esquire Magazine (@Esquiremag) October 15, 2012

Hefty @buzzfeed story asserts George Romney didnt walk out of ’64 RNC; says he stayed til bitter end to nom Goldwater bit.ly/RK9bPf

— Sarah Boxer (@Sarah_Boxer) October 15, 2012

>@buzzfeed explores “Myth of George Romney” and how he taught Mitt that you can change positions to win. bit.ly/RK9bPf

— Jim Roberts (@nytjim) October 15, 2012

Think the story is nonsense and has no bearing on anything at all? Silly rubes! The press decides what is news. And now, evidently, dads matter. So, are they ready to vet Obama’s dad? Happy warriors want to know. They also rightly mock members of the media for their blatant double standards. They aren’t even trying to hide their hypocrisy now!

Since when is @buzzfeed in the business of releasing full length novels? buzzfeed.com/johnrbohrer/ma…

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) October 15, 2012

Obama “Evolves” RT @nytjim: >@buzzfeed explores “Myth of GeorgeRomney” &how he taught Mitt U can change positions 2win bit.ly/RK9bPf

— Barbara McMahon (@southsalem) October 15, 2012

In WaPo: Romney’s dad didn’t walk out of ’64 GOP convention. Not in WaPo: Obama’s father was a Communist polygamist washingtonpost.com/blogs/election…

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 15, 2012

BuzzFeed, WaPost now want to make campaign issue of candidates’ fathers? Kewwwwl twitter.com/BuzzFeedBen/st…

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 15, 2012

I don’t think Romney needs to apologize for his father any more than Obama’s father needs to apologize for Obama.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 15, 2012

@jrubinblogger Stage 5 Epistemic Closure: when you think bringing up candidates’ fathers somehow helps Obama. cc: @buzzfeedben

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 15, 2012

To be fair, it’s hard to actually use your mind when you are too busy focusing on all the heavy water you are carrying.

BuzzFeed’s big George Romney story is a reminder how incurious the DMM is when it comes to the father-son relationship of Democrats

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) October 15, 2012

Bingo. And what about President Obama’s “composite” biography? Shut up, wing nuts!

@buzzfeedben, why should we care about thinly sourced claims re: G Romney when Obama’s own bio is a work of fiction?bit.ly/KDuYd7

— Morgen (@morgenr) October 15, 2012

@buzzfeedandrew @buzzfeedben Obama’s own bio riddled with falsehoods about himself = questions about GEORGE Romney’s bio? C’mon.

— Morgen (@morgenr) October 15, 2012

@morgenr Wait, because one guy’s story is false we should not be interested in ways in which the ohter guys story is false? not following.

— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) October 15, 2012

@buzzfeedben @buzzfeedandrew Is George Romney running for President?

— Morgen (@morgenr) October 15, 2012

Hello, sanity!

@davidfrum real story, why does anyone care what Romney’s dad did like 100 yrs ago. #slownewsweek #clingingtonothing #tcot #romney #obama

— Darth Vader (@SKRogerSterling) October 15, 2012

I’m not a fan of arm-chair psychoanalysis but I’m less a fan of idea that to know George is to know Mitt but looking at Obama Sr is racist.

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) October 15, 2012

Remember all the stories about W having daddy issues? Not so much w/dysfunctional relationships between Bill Clinton & Obama with their dads

— DrewM (@DrewMTips) October 15, 2012

Exactly. It’s the hypocrisy, stupid.

And the always awesome BuzzFeed parody account sums it all up.

We’ll be breaking an explosive story from Nineteen Aught Two about Mitt Romney’s grand uncle thrice-removed later this week. -Ben

— LOL BuzzFeed (@LOLBuzzFeed) October 15, 2012

Indeed. Keep digging, lapdogs. You aren’t digging up scoops. You are merely exposing yourselves.

 

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