Media to Mitt: It’s Not the Economy, Stupid

The Associated Press: “When it comes to the economy, half of Americans in a new poll say it won’t matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins — even though the presidential candidates have staked their chances on which one would be better at fixing the economic mess.” Do you believe this? Do you believe this? This is the latest propaganda point from the White House and from the AP, that a president really has no effect on the economy. That’s what this story says.

Can you imagine…? Let’s say it’s 2004, and Karl Rove calls up someone at the AP. “You know what? Really, the president doesn’t have any say over the economy.”
Can you imagine the AP running that, as stenographers? When’s the last time you heard anybody in the media say that the economy is irrelevant to a presidential election? ‘Cause that’s what the AP is trying to tell people. And what does that tell you? It tells you that they know the economy is not gonna be seriously rebounding. And it tells you that they know that there’s nothing they can do about it with their policies, and that they don’t intend to do anything with different policies.



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