Skip to comments.Media Scrutiny On Romney Is Intense, Obama Not So Much
Posted on 05/22/2012 6:35:14 PM PDT by Kaslin
Bias: Now that the media have fully covered a 150-year old Mormon massacre and Ann Romney's pet horse, maybe they can start looking into charges the man in the White House may have tried to bribe a critic into silence.
If you're worried about Mitt Romney being fully vetted, don't be. The Los Angeles Times is all over it. Just look at Tuesday's edition. On page one, above the fold, the august West Coast daily ran a weirdly irrelevant story about a lawsuit involving Ann Romney and a horse she once owned.
But that was nothing compared to the Washington Post, which as part of its vetting of candidate Romney remember, he hasn't won the nomination yet investigated a 150-year old Mormon massacre in Arkansas.
Not to be outdone, the New York Times sent reporter Jodi Kantor to sit in on Mitt's Mormon church to kind of soak up the vibe and see if she could find any dirt.
As far as we can tell, this kind of intense, almost anthropological interest in the Romneys isn't unusual. Everything about Romney his prep school hijinks, his career at Bain Capital, his wife's horse, his car elevator and of course his religion has been scrutinized. But President Obama, almost finished with his first term, has gotten nothing close to the same attention.
We say this because, while the media appear to have a fascination with the arcana of Mitt's life and religion, they show little interest in Obama's own background and religious history and how he's tried to hide them.
We're referring, of course, to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for 20 years, the man who baptized his children, officiated at his wedding and served as mentor and guide while the future president lived in Chicago.
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The author should at least get his facts straight. The great massacre happened in Utah, not Arkansas. Of the hundreds murdered, many if not all were from Arkansas just passing through.