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NBC Reports Romney Bully Story Labeled 'Factually Incorrect' By Family of Alleged Victim
Newsbusters ^ | 5-11-12 | Kyle Drennan

Posted on 05/11/2012 1:02:05 PM PDT by tcrlaf

At the end of a full report on Friday's NBC Today, based on a Washington Post hit piece that accused Mitt Romney of bullying of a gay high school classmate, correspondent Peter Alexander admitted the story may be false: "NBC News isn't naming the student who was allegedly bullied....Late last night, his sister told NBC News that his portrayal in the Washington Post story is 'factually incorrect'..."

Despite that important detail, the network morning show still decided to promote the accusations. At the top of the show, co-host Ann Curry teased: "Prep school bully? Mitt Romney responds to a report that as a teenager he led a bullying incident of a classmate who later came out as gay....Could an incident that happened nearly 50 years ago impact the presidential race?"

Alexander touted the story as the "latest example" of how "nothing is off limits in politics" (Certainly not a standard the press have applied to President Obama). He went on to hype it as a stumbling block for the Romney campaign: "While Mitt Romney tries to focus on the fall of 2012, he's been forced to respond to claims of bullying dating back to the spring of '65, nearly 50 years ago."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: duplicate; gay; lie; palinization; romney
THE PALINIZATION OF ROMNEY HAS BEGUN....

It doesn't matter if it's true or not. Just throw enough crap out there, using your willing gay Democrat allies in the mainstream media, and hope enough sticks to create a negative impression.

And you wonder why Gay Marriage was so important to Obama, right now?

NEXT WEEK'S HEADLINE: Anne Romney Had Torrid Affair with NBA Star!

1 posted on 05/11/2012 1:02:11 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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NBed with obama C is so pathetic! I was watching last night and Brian Williams doesn’t give a rat’s behind if the story was FACTUAL or not. They need to be doing a retraction tonight but then again it is Friday night, no one is watching them anyway. SICKENING!


2 posted on 05/11/2012 1:06:40 PM PDT by JFC
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NBed with obama C is so pathetic! I was watching last night and Brian Williams doesn’t give a rat’s behind if the story was FACTUAL or not. They need to be doing a retraction tonight but then again it is Friday night, no one is watching them anyway. SICKENING!


4 posted on 05/11/2012 1:08:34 PM PDT by JFC
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To: tcrlaf

Almost sounds like some ***Accidental Journalism*** occurred at pms-NBC/DNC. Nah. CYA mode is on.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 1:08:56 PM PDT by carriage_hill (((.)))
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Why? Everybody knew that story was inconsistent with his catering to homosexual interests in marriage, paying for AIDS treatments, and now gay adoptions.

Dude is not straight! I doubt the Washington Post can run against him on that though.

6 posted on 05/11/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT by muawiyah
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If they were going to Palinize him, ABC and NBC would not be backing down.

Something else is going on here. The White House opp research war room fed them garbage, and they are P.O.- ed.


7 posted on 05/11/2012 1:16:46 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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NBC Reports Romney Bully Story Labeled 'Factually Incorrect' By Family of Alleged Victim

But it was politically correct.

Fake but Accurate. Oh, that's CBS's mission statement, I got them mixed up.

8 posted on 05/11/2012 1:17:34 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Just throw enough crap out there, using your willing gay Democrat allies in the mainstream media, and hope enough sticks to create a negative impression.

One upside is... so far it isn't working. And Romney has shown a willingness to return fire.

9 posted on 05/11/2012 1:20:13 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... so should voting!)
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They a picked a “victim” who died eight years ago and an “incident” that occured 47 years ago.

The accounts are not consistent, there is apparently only one “witness”. This is Colonel Killien nonsense all over again.

Why doesn’t the Washington Post ever find someone who knew Obama at Columbia or Harvard or Occidental?


10 posted on 05/11/2012 1:24:50 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets
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Not one iota of sympathy for Willard. Sauce for the Socialist goose.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 1:31:55 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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