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maximusveritas's Journal
maximusveritas's Journal
January 10, 2012

Mitt Romney and the media

There's been a lot of talk about Romney's work at Bain Capital destroying jobs, but I've been noticing another disturbing thing about Bain. They've been forming relationships with large media organizations one after another since the last Presidential campaign. I knew Bain took over Clear Channel, with its large network of radio and TV stations in 2007. And then I had heard that NBC Universal and Bain had gone in together to buy the Weather Channel in 2008. And recently I'm hearing Bain is making a bid for Yahoo! and that AOL CEO Tim Armstrong gave the max to Romney this cycle. I'm sure his campaign will say that Romney isn't involved at Bain anymore just like his attack PAC is just run by old staffers and friends but he has no influence over them. We all believe that right?

Meanwhile, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's noticed a definite bias in favor of Mitt Romney throughout this primary campaign. It seems like every time one of the other candidates overtakes him in the polls, the media is ready to attack with a number of hit pieces. I know part of this is the normal media cycle, but it seems like Romney himself has gone untouched and the media's rush to declare him the nominee after just 1 contest raises eyebrows. I'm not complaining for now since that might make him more vulnerable to damage when the general election starts, but if the media continues to display bias in his favor, this is something that needs to be brought up further.

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