Scarborough: I question the timing of the WaPo hit piece on Romney

posted at 12:41 pm on May 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Not just the timing, either.  Joe Scarborough also questions the prominence of the Washington Post hit piece, as well as its relevance.  Mediaite captures the discussion on Morning Joe this morning, as Joe scoffs at the media reaction to Barack Obama’s “big nothingburger” of an evolutionary statement (via Freedom’s Lighthouse):

“It means nobody can run for president,” added Mark McKinnon. “When you look at, you know, what our public life looks like today, good people aren’t going into public service anymore. I was told the other day that the number of women running for office now is declining. And I think it’s the nature and the poisonous environment, and the media scrutiny, that are just driving good people out.”

“And there’s no doubt that the timing of this, Willie Geist,” Scarborough said, “the timing of this obviously is in line with Barack Obama coming out a couple of days ago, saying — I’m sorry. It’s a fun — I mean, the media response to Barack Obama saying absolutely nothing. In the immortal words of Pat Buchanan, celebrating “a big fat nothing burger” when Barack Obama basically said, ‘I’ve got the same position on gay marriage as Ron Paul or Ronald Reagan. I’m not going to do anything about it. The states can do what they want.’ But it seems to me that a story like this is timed to go along with the media celebrating Barack Obama saying he’s going to let states ban gay marriage.”

“Mark Halperin said it yesterday on the show, and I think he’s right,” responded co-host Willie Geist. “There’s no downside for the President given that just about every single member of the media agrees with his positions. So it will be celebrated. The timing of the piece — I’m sure they’ve been working on it for some time — it is a bit curious, the day after.” He then noted that ABC News had spoken to the sister of the man allegedly attacked by Romney all those years ago, who shared that the portrayal of her brother “is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda.”

Scarborough’s ire is also directed at Democrats, about whom he says that “never have so many Democrats been champions of state’s rights since Lester Maddox and George Wallace ran southern states back in the days of segregation.”  He expanded on this, and the media’s fawning over Obama’s non-statement, at Politico:

The best laugh-out-loud moment came when the Times sent out a breathless breaking news alert at 3:16 pm, crammed with shameless spin and naked cheerleading. Public Editor Arthur Brisbane take note that the Newspaper of Record recorded the moment this way:

“President Obama declared for the first time that he supports same-sex marriage, putting the moral power of his presidency behind a social issue that continues to divide the country.”

The moral power of his presidency? Really?

Exactly how did the New York Times come to that conclusion when Barack Obama said he would not use his power as president to stop others from banning gay marriage?

Did any member of the Times newsroom actually believe that the president was ever personally against same-sex marriage? Where was the editor who approved that language over the past decade?

Do these progressive cheerleaders of the president realize that their hero has now adopted a position on gay marriage that is horrifyingly close to the views of Ron Paul, Barry Goldwater, William F. Buckley, Ronald Reagan and yes, even me.

If Obama’s statement was a big nothingburger, at least everything that followed in the media provided an eye-opening insight into media bias.


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I questioned it last night in the QotD and other threads.

This is a perfect summation of Obama and the land.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM

I question the truthfulness of the story. Did it actually happen? We only have Dear Liar’s supporters saying it happened, with the alleged victim conveniently dead.

rbj on May 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

No Joe. It means nobody but a democrat can run for president.

jukin3 on May 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Surely since Joe Scarborough has spoken out, nothing like this will ever happen again.

KrebsCyclist on May 11, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Suddenly Token Joe cares about Hit pieces on Republicans?

portlandon on May 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Right around this time in 2008, if I recall correctly, Wapo ran a long (and false) expose about how John McCain had an adulterous affair with a lobbyist.

So at least the Wapo is consistent.

Deafdog on May 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

The media mentioned above and their cohorts on other networks, etc., are establishing themselves as the fifth column. We now know who Prvda really is.

HomeoftheBrave on May 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Gee, ya think?

The guy who was quoted as saying the whole hair cutting incident had troubled him ever since says he wasn’t there and didn’t even know about it until WaPo contacted him earlier this year!

This hit piece has been on the hook while the editors waited for Obama to flip so they could run it with maximum effect.

Good catch, Joe.

novaculus on May 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Media, suffocate from what you consume, what you dwell in, Obama’s azz.

Schadenfreude on May 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Nice to see Scarborough can get worked up over media bias every once in a blue moon.

Bitter Clinger on May 11, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Joe doesnt question the hit piece itself, just the timing.

He’s OK with slamming Republicans. Even RINOs.

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Right around this time in 2008, if I recall correctly, Wapo ran a long (and false) expose about how John McCain had an adulterous affair with a lobbyist.

So at least the Wapo is consistent.

Deafdog on May 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Actually that was the New York Slimes.

Bitter Clinger on May 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Two more days of not talking aboutt Obama’s handling of the economy == win

Steven Den Beste on May 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Scarborough?

How is he relevant to anything these days?

Now, back to the point…the WaPo hit piece.

Token articles and editorials about Obama not being the infallible Boy King WaPo heralded in 2008…but at the core, WaPo is still a mouthpiece for the DNC. The “intelligensia” of Washington just loooove the WaPo.

There will be more.

coldwarrior on May 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Well, the first day of the Romney administration I’d say to the WaPo White House Correspondent; ‘Your chair for the press briefing is out in the hall’.

reddevil on May 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Does anyone think that Obama doesn’t believe that same sex marriage is guaranteed under the equal protection clause of Constitution? Of course he does.

After he’s reelected he will come out saying so.

He continues to lie about this matter.

And our sycophantic press just goes along.

SteveMG on May 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

I question the timing? I question the panty-waist, wishy-washy, flip-flopping president who was against gay marriage before he was for it, and then against it in 08, and then for it in ’12. Oh wait…I’m so confused.

Do gay people really think this guy is a hero?

JAM on May 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

“It means nobody no conservative can run for President.”

I don’t remember the WaPo being so interested in the Dogeater’s high school hijinks. Or his college hijinks. Or his law school hijinks. Or his Community Organizer hijinks. Or his state senate hijinks, for that matter.

Cicero43 on May 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

But he doesn’t question the timing of the fawning “documentary” of the 2008 campaign?

crosspatch on May 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Amazing! EVOLUTION is the new Clinton “Depends on what IS IS.”

JayMac1 on May 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Right around this time in 2008, if I recall correctly, Wapo ran a long (and false) expose about how John McCain had an adulterous affair with a lobbyist.

So at least the Wapo is consistent.

Deafdog on May 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM

That was the New York Times. But the Post has done its fair share of disgusting hit pieces, including 34 front-page stories on George Allen’s use of the word ‘macaca,’ an “expose” on Allen’s supposed Jewish roots that was clearly written to turn off evangelical voters, and another “expose” on Bob McDonnell’s law school thesis that they used to try to smear him as a woman-hater. So this is nothing new for the slime merchants at the Post.

In contrast, the Post had no reporters investigating John Edwards, ever.

rockmom on May 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Do gay people really think this guy is a hero?

JAM on May 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

He does put on a blue and white sarong once a week.

faraway on May 11, 2012 at 12:59 PM

When he broached it with gene…he wasnt able to defend Wapo

Too funny

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

“It means nobody can run for President.”

Only if you push down little girls and enthusiastically do blow.

mankai on May 11, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Does anyone think that Obama doesn’t believe that same sex marriage is guaranteed under the equal protection clause of Constitution? Of course he does.

After he’s reelected he will come out saying so.

He continues to lie about this matter.

And our sycophantic press just goes along.

SteveMG on May 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM

No, he won’t. He will wait for Elena Kagan to do what he put her on the Supreme Court to do: convince Anthony Kennedy to rule that state laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. This is the reason why he made that very carefully-worded statement saying he would leave marriage laws up to the states; he fully expects the Supreme Court to throw them all out.

rockmom on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

The media is our enemy.

JPeterman on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

There is clearly something wrong with the media.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZElSajQdOo

Ben Hur on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Megyn Kelly leading with a challenge to the accuracy of the story on her show today.

novaculus on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Duh

Philly on May 11, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Have you ever seen someone who couldn’t swim very well splashing around in the deep end of the pool until they disappeared from view? This is the lame stream media’s attempt at rescuing our dear leader who’s flailing around trying to find some semblance of an appearance of leadership on any issue. All of their attacks on Mitt and the right including the Tea Party has been off the mark or has blown up in their faces.

Kissmygrits on May 11, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Joe wants to make sure that you know he’s not defending Mitt

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Washington Post Romney Hit Piece Implodes
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/10/Washington-Post-Hit-Piece-Implodes

Colbyjack on May 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I question the truthfulness of the story. Did it actually happen? We only have Dear Liar’s supporters saying it happened, with the alleged victim conveniently dead.

rbj on May 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

No Joe. It means nobody but a democrat can run for president.

jukin3 on May 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

…no need to comment…we can all just repeat these two!

…just 179 days of daily diversions from the economy, from the institutional media to go…before a change!

KOOLAID2 on May 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Did The WashPost Report a 5,000-Word Expose on Obama’s Cocaine Use In the Last Cycle? Of Course Not

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2012/05/10/did-washpost-report-5000-word-expose-obamas-cocaine-use-last-cycle-cours

Colbyjack on May 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

They may just be establishing the bully narrative in anticipation of running a lot of business-related hit pieces. First, you establish that he was a bully in high school, and then it’s easier to make people believe that he had the same attitude in business. Expect a lot of financial raider stories, with helpless victims wiped out. They’ll probably come out drip by drip in the next two or three months. Bully in high school, bully on Wall Street. The evil 1%.

RBMN on May 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

This is the reason why he made that very carefully-worded statement saying he would leave marriage laws up to the states; he fully expects the Supreme Court to throw them all out.

rockmom on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Then we’ll just amend the Constitution.

More than enough states have already put that in their constitutions, to pass that.

Then no states can have same sex marriage. You hear that progressive homosexual activists? You’re playing an all-or-nothing game, and you’re not going to win.

Rebar on May 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The media is the enemy breitbart knew this. We need to destroy them.

tom daschle concerned on May 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Did Pat Buchanan really coin the phrase “nothing burger”?

It’s a great one, whoever came up with it.

Jocon307 on May 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

Well, I guess this is one benefit of having a closet socialist as the presumed GOP nominee …

You have noted GOP “squish” Joe Scar and MSNBC supporting your side.

HondaV65 on May 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Well, the first day of the Romney administration I’d say to the WaPo White House Correspondent; ‘Your chair for the press briefing is out in the hall’.

reddevil on May 11, 2012 at 12:51 PM


WRONG!!! What the next president should do is recind all white house press passes and make sure white house security NEVER AGAIN allows another reporter in the white house. The press secretary (at the president’s discretion) may go out on the white house lawn and give a briefing to the press corps. Again, never, ever allow another reporter in the white house.

Long haired country boy on May 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

There is clearly something wrong with the media.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZElSajQdOo

Ben Hur on May 11, 2012 at 1:02 PM

That’s very funny! Hundreds or thousands of newsreaders reading the identical phrase. It’s like Mo Udall said in the 1960s … that the media are like birds on a telephone wire. One takes off, and they all follow suit.

It often escapes me personally, the fact that what I’m watching or reading, is often being watched or read by 10 millions others too. It’s hard to reconcile with the fact the content is often just so stupid.

Paul-Cincy on May 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

The media is the enemy breitbart knew this. We need to destroy them.

tom daschle concerned on May 11, 2012 at 1:08 PM

…this shows amongst other stories they have presented, that they are actively involved!

KOOLAID2 on May 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I question the relevance of Joe Scarborough.

chimney sweep on May 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Way to go, Joe. People here were questioning the timing yesterday morning.

totherightofthem on May 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Paul-Cincy on May 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Local news is useless. Except for crime, weather, and traffic.

And women tend to watch local news more.

Oil Can on May 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

The legacy media is America’s enemy…

d1carter on May 11, 2012 at 1:18 PM

The New York Times ran a front page story saying John McCain had an Affair he didn’t have.

The Washington Post ran a front page story saying Mitt Romney is a Anti Gay Bully and the guy probably wasn’t gay and this possibly didn’t happen.

The MSM will do ANYTHING including total fabrication to re-elect this guy.

There is NO Media or “Journalism”. There are only partisans.

AYNBLAND on May 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

RBMN on May 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I think you are on to something there.

These guys have plans and they do things for a reason. The big plan assumes the critical segment of voters is low-information voters whose decisions are influenced by falsehoods and misrepresentations and emotional appeals. But whenever the Godfather of Political Astroturf is involved, the crafting of a false narrative from whole cloth can’t be far behind.

When you don’t have a record to tout, the only thing left is laying the BS on those most likely to be influenced by it. Of course, these guys would do it even if they did have something to run on. It’s who they are, it’s what they do.

By the way, Kelly did eight minutes at the top of her show attacking the WaPo hit job’s accuracy and timing, and she said she will have Bernie Goldberg on later to revisit the story.

I think this time WaPo may have gone one hit piece too far.

novaculus on May 11, 2012 at 1:21 PM

Wasn’t it Dan I’d-Rather-Not who said it’s the seriousness of the accusation? So now Smokin’ Joe says it’s the timing that matters.

Well, that makes perfect sense.

platypus on May 11, 2012 at 1:23 PM

NYT:

“President Obama joined Representative Barney Frank in declaring for the first time that he supports same-sex marriage, putting the moral power of his presidency (up his) behind.”

Mason on May 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

The real danger of this type of story is that people are assuming the facts are true and then discussing it. Romney needs to get surrogates to push back immediately to demonstrate that the stroy, as it is pretrayed, is false. That is already happening on the BigGovernment website.

Why suggestion to Romney is to note that this stroy is as true as the hit job on McCain’s alleged affair.

Boy, this media bias gets a little annoying after a while.

RedSoxNation on May 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

RBMN on May 11, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Yep, he’s been a bully since high school…

BTW, I’m becoming a much more active supporter of Mitt Romney, starting now.

d1carter on May 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

I wasn’t gonna vote for Romney anyway – but here’s my take.
It’s beyond a low blow. If there was some similar incident or accusation in Romney’s post adolescent life that aligned with the alleged behavior, then one could see a reason to publish this story.
But to the contrary, there is nothing.
So what’s the point of this? That he might have been a prep-school a**hole? Possible, and irrelevant. We were all many things when we were younger that we are not now – some for the better, some for the worse.
I have several reasons not to vote for Romney.
This won’t be one of them.

verbaluce on May 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

RedSoxNation on May 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

But even if it is true – so what?
If that’s not the guy he is now – it’s not the guy he is now.

verbaluce on May 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Boy, this media bias gets a little annoying after a while.

RedSoxNation on May 11, 2012 at 1:24 PM

It’s not bias, it’s an agenda, the same stuff we saw when living behind the Iron Curtain.

An excellent article, surprisingly by the Slimes.

Among New York’s Soviet Immigrants, Affinity for G.O.P.

It’s worth the read,especially how they describe what they are seeing here and how it mirrored what they saw under Communism.

JPeterman on May 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Two more days of not talking aboutt Obama’s handling of the economy == win

Steven Den Beste on May 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM

That gets dull, you have to break it up but you do have to keep coming back to it. This is another blow-up in their faces. A win for us.

thebrokenrattle on May 11, 2012 at 1:35 PM

So now Obama shares opinion with Dick Cheney.

finallyhere on May 11, 2012 at 1:36 PM

A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carried his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.
Cicero

My husband thinks this applies to van jones. I think it applies to obama and his minions running this government.

Bambi on May 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Really Joe? You don’t say? Can’t get one by you, genius.

Of course, all that vetting that was done to Obama in ’08 would’ve…oh wait.

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on May 11, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Hey Joe, dohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…

petefrt on May 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

The Washington Post and the US leftist streaming media is fast approaching theater of the absurd irrelevancy with these inane, sophomoric screeds that do little more than highlight the immaturity and pettiness of today’s media. This kind of story is not only idiotic on its face, but is so to such a degree that even the most simple among us would have to ask in wonder — “Are these people serious!” That any writer, editor or publication would even waste a minute on this kind of nuttiness is just plain lunacy.

Raquel Pinkbullet on May 11, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Bambi on May 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Looks like we’re going to find out who’s right, you or hubby, this summer/fall.

petefrt on May 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Indeed, could anyone other than a complete moron think for one minute that this kind of story would carry any weight, anywhere and with anyone with the possible exception of the most partisan village idiot, mentally challenged Democrat — or someone who goes by the name Lobotmy4Life?

Raquel Pinkbullet on May 11, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Let them fire as much ammo as they possibly can – I am perfectly happy spending all week talking about Mitt’s high school daze and Obama’s non-support of gay marriage and all that.

Because that’s a week that won’t be spent talking about it in October.

Xasprtr on May 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I wasn’t gonna vote for Romney anyway – but here’s my take.
It’s beyond a low blow. If there was some similar incident or accusation in Romney’s post adolescent life that aligned with the alleged behavior, then one could see a reason to publish this story.
But to the contrary, there is nothing.
So what’s the point of this? That he might have been a prep-school a**hole? Possible, and irrelevant. We were all many things when we were younger that we are not now – some for the better, some for the worse.
I have several reasons not to vote for Romney.
This won’t be one of them.

verbaluce on May 11, 2012 at 1:26 PM

..not interested. Move on.

The War Planner on May 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Switched over to CNN and msdnc, they are still reporting this tripe as gospel not reporting the correctionsor anything….

If you are a dem, lsm gives benefit of the doubt, if gop, you are guilty as charged vase closed

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

My husband thinks this applies to van jones. I think it applies to obama and his minions running this government.

Bambi on May 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM

..I think your husband is an extraordinarily lucky man!

:-D

The War Planner on May 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Boy you can’t fool him /sarc

Conservative4ev on May 11, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Switched over to CNN and msdnc, they are still reporting this tripe as gospel not reporting the correctionsor anything….

If you are a dem, lsm gives benefit of the doubt, if gop, you are guilty as charged vase closed

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

yeah, but it is gettign creamed on Fox and I’ll take their two million viewers to CNN and PMSNBC’s 300K any day. Besides, like Obama’s trading this for $16-$18 mill in contributions, the down-the-road consequences of this will be a huge net negative.

The War Planner on May 11, 2012 at 1:56 PM

No REPUBLICAN can run for President.

According to the mass media, Barack Hussein Obama’s entire life is a gigantic blank slate he gets to fill in any way he wants.

logis on May 11, 2012 at 1:59 PM

See what happens when Joe’s minder (Mika) is absent for a day?
Joe runs wild!

OxyCon on May 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Scarborough will be voting for obama in November.

Pork-Chop on May 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

From now his name shall be Joe Sherlock…

the_nile on May 11, 2012 at 2:09 PM

JPeterman on May 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM
Good read Peterman. My family immigrated from this area just after WWI, I happen to be second generation and was taught well.

DDay on May 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

It’s not bias, it’s an agenda, the same stuff we saw when living behind the Iron Curtain.

An excellent article, surprisingly by the Slimes.

Among New York’s Soviet Immigrants, Affinity for G.O.P.

It’s worth the read,especially how they describe what they are seeing here and how it mirrored what they saw under Communism.

JPeterman on May 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Indeed every news source in America has become Pravda. They are all State controlled (actually DNC controlled but with Obama the DNC is the State). They are all worthless including FNC.

I pay to get GBTV at least he is honest and presents the truth sometimes even when it is against his beliefs. Sure he has his own bias but he is upfront about it and goes wherever the truth takes him. Mostly I just use the Internet where I can attempt to get at the actual truth. Not easy these days. Mostly you get a bit of truth here and there. So it is inconsistencies I mostly look at. Gaffs etc.

Steveangell on May 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Scarborough will be voting for obama in November.

Pork-Chop on May 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

No doubt.

He has totally drunk the liberal koolaid. He is totally blinded by Washington insiders.

Steveangell on May 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Black political candidates are allowed to do weed and blow because that’s what young black people do….

Unless they’re Republican

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cane_loader on May 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM

The War Planner on May 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM

Thanks for taking the time.

verbaluce on May 11, 2012 at 2:26 PM

the Times sent out a breathless breaking news alert at 3:16 pm, crammed with shameless spin and naked cheerleading.

How do I sign up to watch the naked cheerleading?

C’mon Ed, sharpen up those reporting skills!

cane_loader on May 11, 2012 at 2:31 PM

I hear ya war planner, just wanted to see what the libs were doing

cmsinaz on May 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Black political candidates are allowed to do weed and blow because that’s what young black people do….

Unless they’re Republican

/

cane_loader on May 11, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Yes. And Allan West and JC Watts are in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”. And Jess Jackson’s children are all legitimate.

oldroy on May 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

I don’t listen to dopey Joe. But I have to say that when I scan the channels and Mika is on, I do pause just for a very few seconds….have to turn the sound down if she is talking though.

oldroy on May 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

The moral power of his presidency?

Hey, let’s ask over 200 DEAD Mexican citizens and a US Border Patrol agent about the “moral” presidency!

GarandFan on May 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM

At my gay running club, they were talking about this news as if it were established fact that Romney bullied gay kids as a child. I tried to point out the problems with this view. Like how the “witnesses” to the bullying weren’t at the incident. Like there was no public conscientiousness of homosexuality when Romney was kid. It was to no avail. There was no way they were going to listen to any contradictory information.

Half the people in the club finished either the Pittsburgh marathon or half-marathon. I didn’t and I’ve felt much better than they have for this week.

thuja on May 11, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Incidentally, Obama bullied and roughed up girls.

Mind you, the quote linked is from his own book.

CPL 310 on May 11, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Scarborough isn’t the only one. I heard teleprompter readers at ABC questioning the timing of the story this morning. In fact, ABC has been poking all sorts of holes in this story. Are they letting Tapper take over over there?

Mr. Arkadin on May 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Do gay people really think this guy is a hero?

JAM on May 11, 2012 at 12:53 PM

No, a champion.

bridgetown on May 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

No Joe. It means nobody but a democrat can run for president.

jukin3 on May 11, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Exactly.

Obama-no exposure of relevant information. Academic records concealed. Felonious behavior ignored.
Romney-high school pranks exposed (or fabricated completely)
Palin-e-mail hacked, hung in effigy, etc.( I know, she was running for VP)

The “liberal” goal of indoctrination through school with complete infiltration of the media is essentially complete. Obama could never have been elected without it. The media will not report any relevant flaws in their chosen candidate and will fabricate flaws in the opponents. It’s going to be a rough election.

talkingpoints on May 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Not media bias.

Media corruption.

It’s beyond bias, now.

Purple Fury on May 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Breitbart would be proud of how the world called BS on the liars at the Washington Post. I wish he were here.

Philly on May 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Well, when it can’t get past Joe Blow, then we’re onto something. Could this bullying gambit be another exploding cigar?

FerdtheMoonCat on May 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I am not sure what is more stunning Joe questioning the timing or him quoting Pat Buchanan…………….Mika must not be there

Karla1953 on May 11, 2012 at 7:55 PM

If Obama’s statement was a big nothingburger, at least everything that followed in the media provided an eye-opening insight into media bias.

*yawn*

We’ve been having these eye-opening moments for a few decades now. There are still the same groups of people – those with their eyes already open, and those who refuse to open theirs.

Midas on May 11, 2012 at 8:00 PM

As if we needed more proof that Scarborough is an idiot.

LizardLips on May 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM