A media watchdog says the mainstream media is going out of its
way to focus on Mitt Romney instead of President Obama's handling
of the embassy attacks in the Middle East.
In the wake of the murder of
four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador at the American
Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the mob storming the U.S. embassy
in Cairo, Egypt, Tim Graham of the Media Research Center (MRC) says the media has
accused Mitt Romney of seizing a "political opportunity" because
he reacted to the events.
"The [media] focus wasn't on our embassy security; the focus was
on why would Mitt Romney dare to criticize Obama," Graham notes.
"If I were a cub reporter, I would realize that the story here is
who made the decisions about how to keep our embassy personnel in
Benghazi safe and who failed."
The MRC director of media analysis adds that the media's
obsession with Mitt Romney has reached absolute absurdity.
"If you were watching television, you might assume that Romney
is the incumbent. They really went after him like he was
responsible for what happened in Libya," Graham reports. "The press
corps was asking Romney if he's irresponsible, and Obama was asked
if Romney was irresponsible."
So he concludes that the media clearly does not want any
criticism directed at Obama.
"Our joke is that the news media is upset that Romney hasn't
conceded the election yet."