posted on 04/16/2012 1:21:07 PM PDT
This is what Romney said, at the MSNBC link, above:
He said his campaign had been well-covered by Fox News, but that Fox was watched by "the true believers," and that he knew he would have to reach out to a broader audience in order to win over independents and women voters that will decide the election in November. He painted a picture of a media landscape in which liberal voices won out on television, but conservatives were strongest online.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:23:44 PM PDT
(Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
We know he is an Albino Obama.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT
(Conservatives = Einstein's definition of insanity. Pushing, prodding the GOP to conservatism is FAIL)
Romney loves himself. Obama hates America. Why cant people see that the former is WAY better than the latter?
posted on 04/16/2012 1:24:46 PM PDT
by Doctor 2Brains
(If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
We are behind when it comes to commentators on TV. They tend to be liberal, Romney said
Which are exactly his kind of people.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT
(The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
Romney used poor judgement in calling Fox News viewers 'true believers', inferring that the Fox News audience consists only of hardcore Republicans, a narrative the MSM had tried to sell for years. Not a fatal mistake and not one to get over-excited about...we already know what Romney thinks of conservatives. I just hope Mitt doesn't think he'll ever get a break from the MSM. That would be beyond naive on his part and demonstrate that he really is 'out of touch' - with reality.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:31:58 PM PDT
by Jim Scott
I view this statement by Romney as meaning, it is now time for him to openly move to the left of the political spectrum.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT
by AEMILIUS PAULUS
(It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
Translation: he will cease even lying about being conservative and run like the ultra-liberal he is.
I WILL NOT vote for him.
At least Obama has the courtesy of not lying to me before he rapes me.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:35:41 PM PDT
(I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
LOL! True believers in what? Fox is the Republican establishment hack channel. The audience there are ONLY the Romney supporters. Anybody that wanted a conservative should have moved on by now. So it is truly funny if he's calling them the believers since they're the sellouts that will vote ABO no matter who the candidate is.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:36:25 PM PDT
(The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
Romney has shown his arrogance, he thinks he has the ABO voters no matter what, so now to pick up democrats and any liberals along the way. He will need those liberals to get anything done. See his record. People are giving this man blind trust like many did with Obama.
posted on 04/16/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT
by Christie at the beach
(I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
I stopped watching all Fox News several months ago. Mostly because they exposed themselves as the Romney pimps they really are.
posted on 04/16/2012 2:00:32 PM PDT
(Enemy of the Statist)
Romney crushed consrvative opponents with negative ads.
Now he talks a lot of BS about reaching out to the middle.
posted on 04/16/2012 2:01:06 PM PDT
(If you quit you don't get your miracle.)
So what? What color socks does he wear? Or did he wear last Friday? Now THAT’s the kind of info I really care about.
posted on 04/16/2012 2:05:32 PM PDT
by Attention Surplus Disorder
(A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
Insulting people is not a way to stay ahead on Twitter, toots. Neither is diminishing Fox News when almost all of the mainstream media is carrying Obamas water.
Oh, good grief! How many in here rail against Foxnews as a clone of CNN or MSNBC? A great many. Are they now going to change course and defend Foxnews?
This is the real link they’re twittering about on that Malkin link:
“Fox is watched by the true believers,” Romney told donors, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We need to get the independents and the women.”
Romney singled out CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as a good newsman, and today the campaign circulated a photo of Romney and wife Ann walking in Boston with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, with whom the couple is doing an extensive interview.
A few years ago, Pew Research did a survey of the partisan makeup of television news audiences and found that, while a lot of Republicans do watch Fox, so do a lot of Democrats and independents. “Democrats comprise a larger share of the Fox News audience than Republicans do of CNN’s audience,” Pew reported.
Pew found that 39 percent of regular Fox watchers are Republicans, while 33 percent are Democrats. For CNN, Pew found that 51 percent of viewers are Democrats, while just 18 percent are Republicans. According to Pew, 22 percent of Fox’s audience, and 23 percent of CNN’s, are independents.
Given the differences in audience size — Fox’s audience is far, far larger than CNN’s — Romney would certainly reach more independents, and perhaps even more Democrats, on Fox than he would on CNN. Yes, there are Republican “true believers” watching Fox — a group among whom Romney still needs to shore up his support — but there are a lot more people watching, too.
posted on 04/16/2012 4:18:29 PM PDT
(From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
Fox News may deserve the nickname “Romney News Network” more than CNN ever deserved the moniker “Clinton News Network.”
posted on 04/16/2012 6:27:04 PM PDT
We are behind when it comes to commentators on TV. They tend to be liberal
That's why they favor you w/softball questions from the media moderators because you are liberal. They take care of their own. They are against conservative Newt.
Save you whining - you will need it when obama is 'ready' for you.
posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:26 AM PDT
by Texas Eagle
(If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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