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Myiq2xu, a media narrative is starting to emerge about last night’s debate — Mitt Romney may have won, but he only did so through repeated, flat-out lies.
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You didn’t think the media was going to roll over and play dead, did you?
“Who is this guy?” tens of millions of American voters asked themselves last night. “This isn’t the Mitt Romney the media’s presented to me over the last six months.”
Free of the corrupt media’s filter; free of the spin, the lying fact-checkers, the gotchas, and the desperate effort to cover up any and all bad news that might hurt Obama — by every standard, every measure, every opinion, and every opinion poll, what we witnessed last night at the first presidential debate of 2012 was a commanding, dominating blow-out performance by Governor Mitt Romney.
Last night the GOP contender showed up to kick butt and chew bubblegum, but unfortunately for Barack Obama, Romney was all out of bubblegum. The real loser, though, was a corrupt mainstream media that had just spent months desperately crafting a Mitt Romney that doesn’t exist — a Mitt Romney voters would not find acceptable as president.
We’ve all seen what’s happened month after month after month after month: Obama’s Media Palace Guards have assured us that Romney can do nothing right and Obama can do nothing wrong. This carefully crafted media game-plan (coordinated openly with the Obama campaign) was meant to strip Romney of the single quality voters demand in a president, and that’s competence. If you’re not competent, you’re not an acceptable alternative, which means we’re going to vote for “the devil we know.”
But last night all of this blew up in the media’s face, and this morning the American people trust the media even less than they did the night before — and for one very simple reason: they were lied to … again. Where was the bumbling, elitist, out of touch, awkward, wife-killing, gay-hating, corporate vulture who tortures dogs and stumbles through Europe like Chevy Chase in a “Vacation” sequel?
Well, he didn’t show up last night because that’s not who Mitt Romney is. That Mitt Romney is a media creation manufactured out of lies and desperation by those who spend 24 hours a day crafting trip wires, fabricating gaffes, and standing before the elephant of Barack Obama’s failures and asking, “What elephant?”
The media has a problem. Last night the country saw Mitt Romney en fuego. If you actually watched the debate live (as most of us did) you formed your impressions of what took place spontaneously as it happened in real time.
But memories are malleable, especially when they are fresh. So now the media is trying to change our perceptions of what happened – after the fact.
Remember the “Dean Scream?” How about Al Gore’s “sighs?” If you watched the two events those infamous media creations originated from, you probably didn’t pay much attention to them if you noticed them at all. But a couple weeks later after they had been edited and remixed to make them louder and then played on the air over and over you probably thought more about them than you did the rest of the events. Your attention had been drawn to them and your memory altered and reinforced.
Here is the media narrative from last night:
Mitt lied. Mitt was rude and pushy. Mitt unfairly took more time than Obama.
For the next week you will keep hearing these narratives. You will only see unflattering (to Mitt) pictures and edited clips from the debate. They won’t talk about what Mitt did right.
I also expect a furious all-out attack on Mitt Romney – everything including the kitchen sink – because when all else fails they change the subject.