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Hot Mic: Reporters Collaborate on Questions for Romney Press Conference
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 12, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/12/2012 2:46:37 PM PDT by Kaslin

September 12, 2012 Listen to it Button

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RUSH: Okay, Mike, grab me audio sound bite 35. We finally have the audio of reporters collaborating with each other on asking Romney questions this morning via The Right Scoop blog, The Right Scoop. It was this morning in Jacksonville, and we have an unidentified female CBS reporter and a male reporter overheard talking about the questions that they should ask Romney. It's about 25 seconds, and here's what it is.

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: That’s the question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you have any regrets?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: Yeah, that’s the question. I would even say - I would just say, do you regret your question?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: I mean, your statement. Not even the tone...

Open mic: Press coordinating questions for Romney "no matter who he calls on we're covered"

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Yeah.

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: ...because then he can go off on…

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say, "But this morning your aides were continuing to send..."

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER:...who he calls on, we’re covered on the one question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

RUSH: Do you stand by your statement or do you regret? So here you have two reporters coordinating their questions for Romney, all oriented about, do you stand by your statement, do you regret it. No, I think we got it covered if we do this. No, I think if we do it the other way we'll have it covered. Listen to this, now that you've heard it, listen to this bite again. It's a female CBS reporter, a male reporter, I don't know the affiliation, open mic. They don't know, I think, that this is being recorded. I don't think they'd care anyway. But they don't apparently know about the questions they should ask Romney after his statement on the action in the Middle East today.

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: That’s the question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you have any regrets?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: Yeah, that’s the question. I would even say - I would just say, do you regret your question?

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Your question? Your statement?

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: I mean, your statement. Not even the tone...

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Yeah.

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER: ...because then he can go off on…

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say, "But this morning your aides were continuing to send..."

UNIDENTIFIED CBS REPORTER:...who he calls on, we’re covered on the one question.

UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

RUSH: Yeah. So they're coordinating. They are collaborating with each other, making sure that they're all covered on --

(interruption)

Is that a FedEx for me? Good. I've been waiting for that, too. You know, folks, after I told everybody I'm being inundated with more than I can keep up with, 150 people telling me essentially I don't know what to do today. I figured that they'd hear that and maybe cut back. No, no, no. The next break, 50 additional people. "Hey, look, I just wrote this. Why don't you report this? I just posted this at my blog." It's all over the place out there. This has everybody fired up. This has everybody fired up. And Obama is nowhere to be found on this. He makes one little statement, doesn't take any questions. A reporter asked Obama, "Is this an act of war?" And it is. They attack your embassy and kill your ambassador, that is an act of war. There's no question Obama's not gonna look at it that way. He turned his back and walked away.

Romney's the only guy that took any questions, and the reporters were collaborating on what kinds of questions to ask Romney to trip him up. Highly illustrative of the corruption that exists in the mainstream media today. Thanks to The Right Scoop for cluing us in on that, making it available.

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RUSH: I want you to listen to this again. This is the media coordinating their questioning of Mitt Romney today. But it's more important than just coordinating the question. If you listen carefully, they are putting together the narrative of how they're going to report on Romney based on what they ask him, not on what he says.

They're establishing the narrative: Romney jumped the gun; Romney shouldn't speak.

Listen to this one more time...

(replaying of sound bite)

RUSH: See? So the point is: "Let's not ask him about the substance. Let's not ask him what we don't understand about what he's saying. Let's not ask him to clarify. Let's change the narrative. Let's make this: 'What the hell are you doing speaking? Do you think you jumped the gun? Who do you think you are? Do you regret saying any of this?'" That's what they're doing here: Establishing the template. And they were coordinating it with each other. That's the media. That's two reporters coordinating their questions of Romney during a statement today.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: That's exactly what trial lawyers do with hostile witnesses: Establish a narrative. That's just what those media people were doing with Romney. He was hostile, and they were trying to deal with him in their way by coordinating the questions. There's no record of Obama attending an intelligence briefing meeting in the previous week, folks.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; corruption; democrats; dnc; dncmedia; enemedia; fascistmedia; liberalmedia; mediabias; msm; obamedia; romney; sorosmedia; waronromney

1 posted on 09/12/2012 2:46:41 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

MSM is untrustworthy! Soros and the likes control them who try to control us. Shameful!!!


2 posted on 09/12/2012 2:51:01 PM PDT by JFC
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To: Kaslin

These reports are not journalist reporting the news..
They are attempting to CREATE the news !


3 posted on 09/12/2012 2:51:11 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt
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To: Kaslin

[ There’s no record of Obama attending an intelligence briefing meeting in the previous week, folks. ]

and this is what Romney needs to release an ad about.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 2:54:55 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Kaslin

There is no integrity or credibilty left in the MSM. Obama has helped to successfully destroy the Media too.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 2:58:26 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Kaslin

Ambush journalism by a corrupt, conservative-hating media.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 3:01:06 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Kaslin

Ambush journalism by a corrupt, conservative-hating media.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 3:01:22 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: KansasGirl
He has only attended the daily briefings 43 times this year, but you know he has more important things to do, like running for reelection. So screw the daily briefings, who needs them?

President Bush on the other hand attended them every day

8 posted on 09/12/2012 3:01:41 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: FreedBird

Obama has helped to successfully destroy the Media too.


What hasn’t he destroyed? The list is endless.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: KansasGirl

Obama was too busy going to a party or raising money to fool people so they vote for him. He is looking for voters who are fools and more fools to follow him in the Obama bought media.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 3:05:00 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Kaslin; All

DC’s Chris Plante on WMAL 105.9FM/630AM played that clip around 10:30 am. Shortly after they aired Romney’s Presidential sounding presser.

Kinda pleased that it was picked up and disseminated so quickly.

Also hope it blows up in the MSM’s faces like their ‘Black people drowning’ quip towards the Romneys during the RNC convention!


11 posted on 09/12/2012 3:05:17 PM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: Kaslin
I am not shocked at all.

Last night's social networking was on fire from the liberals

so they are just repeating what they agree with.

12 posted on 09/12/2012 3:10:31 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Starboard

He should be called the Destroyer!


13 posted on 09/12/2012 3:11:08 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Kaslin

The media and Obama are going after Romney for speaking ‘before all of the facts were known’ - his was mainly reacting to the apology - which was 100% known. Another false narrative.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 3:13:42 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Kaslin

cbs/phoenix reporter coordinates with soetoro’s lawyers...
http://www.wnd.com/2012/08/reporter-obama-law-firm-unite-against-sheriff-joe/


15 posted on 09/12/2012 3:15:25 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Kaslin

The founders thought they were protecting us with the media being the watchdog.

What they did not know, nor could foresee was so many communist professors setting up camp at journalism schools.

Our watch dogs are almost exclusively communists and hate the founders and the path the founders set forth for the country.

We have no watch dog and the federal government is making hay out of that fact by usurping more and more power everyday and even the USSC fully occupied by political hacks not constitutional protectors.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 3:22:00 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: Wurlitzer
What they did not know, nor could foresee was so many communist professors setting up camp at journalism schools.

I'm not sure I agree with you.

After all, they did create the Second Amendment, which prevents the government from stopping the rest of us from speaking our minds too.

17 posted on 09/12/2012 5:59:57 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Kaslin

Last 10 days for this Administration:
Delete God.
Deny God 3x.
Deny Jerusalem.
Video of Russian ships at DNC (instead of American ships).
350,000 people drop out of the workforce in one month.
Fewer jobs being created in 2012 than 2011.
Egypt attacks US Embassy (staffer apologizes).
American ambassador assassinated in coordinated and planned attack (but we must be careful not to offend).

FORWARD - TO 1979!


18 posted on 09/12/2012 6:12:29 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: WOSG

And they still might vote him back into office in spite of all that.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 6:55:32 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaslin

REvolutionary, Progressive scu*bags in action.

IMHO


20 posted on 09/12/2012 6:56:48 PM PDT by ripley
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To: Kaslin

Romney and Ryan should start all news conferences with “What question have you all decided to start with today?” and not call on anyone.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 11:54:41 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: 5thGenTexan
“What question have you all decided to start with today?” and not call on anyone.

They'll answer in that chanting, cathedral-chorus voice, all of them simultaneously,

"We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."

The "CBS Reporter" was Jan Crawford (formerly Jan Crawford Greenburg, when she covered the Supreme Court for PBS). She joined CBS from ABC in 2010, the year after her divorce. Four kids with her ex. Now she's single, hear her roar. (I hate to see her doing this Katie Couric crap.)

And I liked her, too -- damn.

The good news is, Katie Couric is back doing daytime TV with ABC -- better be a hit, Katie, this is your last stop, I think. Because next you'll be trying to land a gig pitching Nivea in the 4 a.m. slot, and nobody gives a damn what a former newsreader looks like.

Memento mori, Jan. Remember what happened to Katie, who was such a smartass and helped swing a national election.

22 posted on 09/13/2012 9:57:51 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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